On the set of Emilia's ciak ... in Parma


On the set of Emilia's ciak ... in Parma

A cinematographic itinerary in the province of Parma

Bernardo Bertolucci, a native of Little Paris, used Parma several times as a set of many films.
Wanting to follow an ideal cinematographic journey along its imaginary, the opening titles must necessarily start from the Duomo, where the director set some scenes of "Before the Revolution", which also winds in the Villetta area, - where Caesar's house is located in Via Vittime Civili di Guerra – and arrives in the interiors of Palazzo della Rosa Prati, home of Fabrizio.
The film also immortalizes the Ducal Park and the Pilotta complex, a location that - together with the Duomo - the director will reuse for the filming of "La Luna".

Ugo Tognazzi, in the role of Primo Spaggiari in "The tragedy of a ridiculous man", rides the streets of the city by bicycle, crossing Via Farini, the Caprazucca bridge and Piazza Garibaldi under the rain, and leaving San Giovanni behind, where it was celebrated the marriage between Fabrizio and Clelia in "Before the Revolution”.

Instead, Bertolucci moves to Roncole Verdi, precisely in the Piacentine farm court, for a moment of "Novecento".

Starting from Salsomaggiore Terme, which still offered to the Parmesan director the Salone Moresco of the Palazzo dei Congressi as the setting for some scenes of "The Last Emperor" and to Carlo Lizzani and Mauro Bolognini the spaces for "Il Carabiniere a Cavallo" and "Arabella ", even the district of Parma is full of places that the cinema has used.
Just think of the Torrechiara Castle, which was the setting for several films, including "Addio crudele fratello" by Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, "The Condottieri - Giovanni delle Bande Nere" by Luis Trenker, "Donne e Soldati" by Antonio Marchi and Luigi Malerba and, more recently, "Ladyhawke" by Richard Donner.


For info:
Destinazione Turistica Emilia - Iat di Parma. 
Tel. 0521 218889.
E-mail: turismo@comune.parma.it