A research states that 36% of the travellers have chosen a destination based on a setting seen in a movie, i.e Movie Tourism. Did you ever planned your holiday this way?
In Italy, one of the most travel-inspiring movies is certainly the award winning ‘Il Postino’ (1994), directed by Michael Radford and Massimo Troisi. The movie retraces the footsteps of the exile of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda on a island in the south of Italy. A must see movie, in my opinion.
My husband and I went for our honeymoon to the setting of this very movie, Salina. Technically in our case one could not talk of movie-tourism as we watched the movie after our holiday. We realised that Salina had been the set of ‘Il Postino’ on the island itself thanks to several ‘movie souvenirs’ strategically scattered around.
Nevertheless, the movie definitely brought us back to our holiday mood. And it almost felt like finally having the least amateurish version possible of a honeymoon home video.
Imagine our disappointment when a friend who went on holiday on the island of Procida off the coast of Naples claimed that the movie, ‘Il Postino’, was shot there. Turned out we were both right. Movies are rarely shot consistently in one place.
No doubt though about the opening image of the movie. That brings you straight to the magic harbour of Pollara.
WHERE TO STAY:
- Casa Arturo: unique location overlooking the beach of Punta Scario;
- Casa Valentina & Marta: Stunning cliff-top position in Capofaro;
- Villa Capofaro: Stunning cliff-top position in Capofaro;
- Villa delle Palme: Panoramic house in Malfa.
© intoSicily all Rights Reserved