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Destinations for film buffs

For all you film lovers out there, there’s a plethora of film locations all over the world for fans to pay homage to. But how many of them live up to the expectation and are really ‘just like in the film’? Here are a just a few that we think are worth the trip…

Petra, Jordan: Spielberg used Petra’s dramatic sandstone temples as a key location in the 1989 classic Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. It looks great in both the movie and real life.

New Zealand: The hugely successful Lord of the Rings trilogy put New Zealand firmly on the film location map and showed off the country’s stunning landscapes to the world. Everyone agrees that it was the perfect setting for Middle Earth and the real thing will disappoint no one, least of all any LOTR fans.

Venice, Italy: Undeniably beautiful, Venice has been used as a backdrop over the years for countless films, The Italian Job, Brideshead Revisited, Death in Venice, Casino Royale to name but a few.

Tokyo, Japan: Anyone who has been to Tokyo agrees that Sophia Coppola’s Lost in Translation captures the traveller’s experience of this intriguing city perfectly: ancient yet modern, obvious yet mysterious, familiar yet wacky.

Manhattan, USA: Woody Allen is synonymous with Manhattan, his films recording the streets and people of NYC’s most famous districts. There are walking tours galore that take in the nooks and crannies of Allen’s Manhattan, from the delis to the bars to the bridges.


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Itchy Feet Magazine is an online travel magazine for independent and adventurous travellers. Our aims are to champion sustainable travel, provide a platform for new journalistic talent and last but not least provide a fresh and inspirational e-magazine covering all corners of the globe, from hidden gems to well-trodden paths.


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