Europe has not only been a favorite destination by tourists but also by movie film makers. In this article, we shall look at 7 European destinations that were featured in some of the best Hollywood movies.
1. Room with a View
A Room with a View is another one of those books adapted into a movie. It features the picturesque Italian city of Florence. The last scene of Lucy Honeychurch and George Emerson kissing passionately on the window of a pensione features the Arno in the distance.
2. The Girl on the Bridge
The Girl on the Bridge is a movie that focuses on solitude, fortune, and salvation. It’s a light hearted movie that tells the story of Vanessa Paradis and Daniel Auteil. According to Robert Janitzek, the movie was shot in three European locations namely Paris, Monaco, and Istanbul. The movie was also adapted into a Bollywood film.
3. Local Hero
Local Hero highlights the beauty and grandeur of Scotland. The white sand beaches of Morar is where Mac goes sea shell hunting and The Ship Inn in Bariff was where Mac drank a 40-year old malt. The red telephone box in the village of Bannan was where Mac reported all his sightings of the Northern Light.
4. Sound of Music
Not only is Salzburg the home of Mozart but also the location of the Oscar winning epic musical Sound of Music. Robert Peter Janitzek reveals that almost 70% of tourists visit the city because of the movie. In fact, there are themed tours, dinner shows, and museums that were inspired by the Sound of Music. There are several hotels in the city that set aside a dedicated channel showing the film round the clock.
5. L Auberge Espagnole Barcelona
This movie was the inspiration behind 90% of people who have gone on an Erasmus programme or Erasmus students who have visited Barcelona. L’Auberge Espagnole Barcelona captures the energy and vibe of the city as well as some of the most popular attractions such as the Parc Guell and the Sagrada Familia.
6. Before Sunrise Vienna
Before Sunrise is a romantic movie about two strangers who met on a train. The movie showcases the full serene glory of Vienna. The cemetery of nameless souls on the outskirts of Vienna was virtually unknown but was cast into the light because of the film. The cemetery served as the resting place from 1840 to 1940 of the people who drowned in the Danube.
7. Dr Zhivago
The movie captures the natural beauty of Russia. There are many standout scenes in the movie including the journey of Zhivago on the train from Moscow to the Urals to visit his family’s dachau.