I’ve mentioned before that, whenever I travel somewhere, I like reading books set in that place. It won’t come as a surprise that I also try to watch films set in my destination. It’s like getting a sneak peek of what my trip will be like, and I always get excited when I can recognise places I’ve previously seen in films. This habit can get out of hand, like when I watched about ten movies set in Paris before I went there on a 4-day trip and continued long after coming back home. Oh well, it’s not my worst habit.
This Easter (just around the corner!) I’m travelling to Italy with my family, and Florence is one of the cities we’ll visit. Thankfully, there are thousands of films set in Florence, so I’m having great fun taking screencaps of this beautiful city.
Hannibal Lecter was also a fan of the city, where he took on a new identity after The Silence of the Lambs. Hannibal (Ridley Scott, 2001) is partly set in Florence, where everybody’s favourite bad guy must have felt right at home surrounded by art and culture. The film’s not all that, but it’s worth it just to see the beautiful shots of Florence.