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Naples Movie Tour – Spanish Quarter

Naples Movie Tour – Spanish Quarter

Operazione San Gennaro

The tour will explore the web of alleys surrounding the Spanish Quarter of Naples, location of many movies played by Italian actors like Nino Manfredi and Eduardo De Filippo, Silvana Mangano and Margherita Buy, etc. Frames and photos from the sets will give you the chance to compare the real streets with their cinematic representations, and a particular attention will be paid to the historical transformation of the Spanish Quarter, location of movies such as The Treasure of San Gennaro by Dino Risi, The Four Days of Naples by Nanni Loy, Napoli Napoli Napoli by Abel Ferrara, and the amazing The Gold of Naples by Vittorio De Sica.

Program

Meeting Point –  Funicolare Centrale, corso Vittorio Emanuele. Walking tour in the following places:

vico Lungo Trinità degli Spagnoli and via S. Maria Ognibene, location of The Treasure of San Gennaro (D. Risi, 1966)

via S. Liborio, which inspired the setting of the comedy Filumena Marturano by Eduardo De Filippo (1946)

via Rosario a Portamedina, location of The Four Days of Naples (N. Loy, 1962)

via Pignasecca, location of The White Space (C. Comencini, 2009)

piazza Carità, visible in The Gold of Naples (V. De Sica, 1954) and Violent Naples (U. Lenzi, 1976)

vico Lungo Teatro Nuovo location of Rehearsals for War (M. Martone, 1998)

via Toledo filmed by the Lumière brothers (1898)

via Speranzella and Largo Barracche, location of The Gold of Naples and Via Toledo di notte  

duration: approx. 3 hours

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