Tea with Mussolini

Date: 1999
Director: Franco Zaffirelli
Production Company: Franco Zeffirelli

Stars: Judy Dench, Maggie Smith, Cher, Lily Tomlin, Joan Plowright
Location(s): Firenze, San Gimignano, Toscana, Italy

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A semi-autobiographical story of young Italian boys upbringing by a circle of British and American women before and during World War II.

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Maybe Il Duomo, Firenze, the cathedral, Florence, Italy. Or, yet again could be Santa Maria Novella, near the railway station.

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Il Duomo, with the sun almost eradicating part of it in the then. Sent in by a reginal-sounding ER.

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The English Cemetery, Piazza Donatello, Firenze (Florence), Italy.

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Same place. So, next time you’re there, on a film-location oriented walkabout, take a camera. Film induced tourism is the upcoming destination marketing tool.

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Probably Firenze.

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One of the palazzi in Firenze, maybe the orphanage? But probably Piazza Santissima Annunciata, also seen in Room With a View.

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The Uffici Palace, perhaps.

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A street near the Duomo

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Duomo, or SMN, in the background

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A street

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Duomo or SMN.

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Ruins, probably Roman, Firenze? One for Simon, he of the rocks, the sand and the sea!

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The locations move to San Gimignano, Sienna, Rome and Arezzo……….but which is which? Under a Tuscan Sun, Angels and Demons, Life is Beautiful all did much the same, whizzing around and capturing photogenic angles.

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Says the equivalent of "General Store" in the background, so, not much help.

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This won’t be easy.

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A narrow street with a bench along the right hand wall.

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Probably not Firenze. Is this an exterior fresco? Maybe Arezzo, or San Gimignano or Sienna, or.....?

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San Gim? Or one of the others?

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Ummmmmmmmmm..........??????

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Could be almost any one of a thousand Italian towns, but it just might be Piazza della Signoria, where there is a statue of Davide, in Firenze. Look at the film and it might just place it for you.

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..........or perhaps not. This may well be San Gim again.

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