Category Archives: cinema

Re-creating Rome

Cinecittà is to Rome what Hollywood is to Los Angeles: a city of dreams and fiction. However, rather than a huge film business, Cinecittà is a highly revered institution. It became such in the 1960s when legendary film director Federico … Continue reading

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smallest cinema in Europe

Rome claims to have the smallest cinema in Europe, with a single room sitting a maximum of 60 viewers. The cinema dei Piccoli, as it’s called, is located inside the Villa Borghese park, next to the children play area. It … Continue reading

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Roma non è Roma senza la Dolce Vita

“Rome is not Rome without La Dolce Vita”, so is the moto of one of the city’s small independent cinemas, which religiously shows Fellini’s masterpiece every Sunday at 5pm (in Italian with English subtitles). The Cinema Azzurro Scipioni, on via … Continue reading

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Rome’s hidden cinema

Cinema has always featured heavily in Rome. In the second half of the 20th century, the city has produced some of Italy’s greatest film directors and films, but unfortunately, even in Rome, the art movies are being replaced by Hollywood … Continue reading

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