Tourism promotion of the territories of the province of Viterbo, Maremma Laziale and the Tiber Valley through cinema.
Tourism promotion of the territory through the cinematographic narratives that identify it and make it unique: this is the mission of Tuscia, the land of cinema, the project promoted by the DMO Tuscia Terra di Cinema whose members are Associazione Cineclub del Genio (organizer of the Tuscia Film Fest and the Italian Film Festival Berlin), Comune di Soriano nel Cimino and Factory 121. The project is financed by Regione Lazio, via the call about new tourist destinations.
Tuscia, the land of cinema aims at creating an integrated tourist offer in a territory - the province of Viterbo, the Maremma laziale and the Tiber Valley - that has been one of the most popular in Italy among national and international cinematographic productions since the beginning of the last century.
For over a hundred years, the most important Italian and international film directors have been filming in this area some of their most significant and popular movies and TV series: Orson Welles, Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Mario Monicelli, Luigi Zampa, Luigi Comencini, Giorgio Capitani and, in recent years, Nanni Moretti, George Clooney, Matteo Garrone, Paolo Sorrentino, Alice Rohrwacher and Gabriele Mainetti.
Numerous actions and initiatives have been planned: educational tours; eight cine-tourist itineraries and relevant maps; thirty panels in just as many filming locations; a photo exhibition, which will be on display in Italy and abroad: a website (available in English and in Italian), as the online hub for all the information about the project and its activities; two social media profiles, to share multimedia contents; promotional videos, featuring cinema ambassadors linked with Tuscia; training courses for tourist guides and cultural operators; participation in trade fairs and business events.
Moreover, the new, updated edition of the book Tuscia in the cinema, written by Franco Grattarola, has been recently published (in collaboration with Archeoares Edizioni).
A century-long journey that, via anecdotes and testimonials, tells the story of all those films shot in the province of Viterbo, divided by decades. Released fifteen years after the first 2008 edition, the updated version of Franco Grattarola's book is dedicated to the relationship between the big screen and the territory of the province of Viterbo, which has been lasting for more than a century.
Last but not least, several events are planned to take place: among them a festival, that every summer will create new partnerships and networks with other long-lasting organizations, such as the Tuscia Film Fest, in order to organize new happenings in some of the most fascinating places in Tuscia.
A project - that is a result of nearly twenty years of experience - starting in 2023 to further develop in the near future. A project made available to tourist operators, cultural professionals and to anyone who may be interested in it, thanks to the support of Regione Lazio and the collaboration with Fondazione Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia di Roma.
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