Italy

High speed SPECTRE car chase in Rome disrupted by poor roads

February 23rd, 2015 by

Filming of a high speed car chase through the streets of Rome was reportedly disrupted at the weekend thanks to Rome’s cobblestones and potholes. Speeds were limited to just 70 km/h despite the producers paying for the roads used in the shoot be repaired, resulting in less than satisfactory results for the filmmakers. The SPECTRE shoot […]

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Aston Martin DB10 in Rome [Video]

February 23rd, 2015 by

The video shows three Aston Martin DB10s on location in Rome for the SPECTRE shoot.

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Rome says no to SPECTRE stunt at historic fountains

January 8th, 2015 by

Authorities in Rome have reportedly denied film makers permission to perform a stunt at the Quattro Fontane (Four Fountains) crossroads. Instead cultural and heritage officials in Rome have requested the scene be created in post-production  in order to protect the fountains from being damaged during filming. The baroque fountains, each of which depicts a figure believed to […]

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Italian media reveals details of Bond 24 action scenes

November 24th, 2014 by

Bond 24 will film in Rome between February 19th abnd March 12th, according to Italian news site ANSA.

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Bond 24 headed for Compania region of Italy? [Audio]

October 9th, 2014 by

Click the play button to listen to the audio report above. Reports on MI6 and local Italian media suggest that Bond 24 will not just be shooting in Rome. The story is unconfirmed though at the moment.

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Bond producers in talks to shoot Bond 24 car chase in Rome [UPDATED]

July 22nd, 2014 by

Photo: “Piazza Quattro Fontane 270deg Pano” by R Bitzer licenced under CC BY-SA 3.0 The president of Roma Lazio Film Commission has revealed to Italian media that the producers of Bond 24 are in talks for permission to shoot a key car chase in Rome. Luciano Sovena revealed that the chase would take place along Rome’s Via […]

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Switzerland and Italy: Bond location summer snaps

October 24th, 2013 by

Over the summer several newsletter subscribers got in touch to let me know what they were doing over the summer. One of those was Laurent-Jean Gacher, who shared a number of great photos of 007 related locations in Switzerland and Italy. Piz Gloria Greeted by George Lazenby at Piz Gloria   Piz Gloria’s Bond World […]

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James Bond holiday destinations #2 – Italy

June 20th, 2013 by

Although Italy hardly appeared in the books at all, James Bond has visited the country a number of times in the films, most recently with Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. In the short story Risicco, James Bond visits first Rome and then Venice while trying to break up a heroin smuggling operation, meeting Kristatos […]

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Hotel Cala Di Volpe

July 12th, 2010 by

James Bond arrives in Sardinia in The Spy Who Loved Me, where he and Anya Amasova – agent XXX of the KGB – check into Hotel Cala di Volpe on the Costa Smeralda. After visiting the base of Stromberg they are chased by his henchmen, culminating in Bond driving his Lotus Esprit into the water, […]

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