Cinema & Travel : 7+1 alternative European destinations

Cinema and travel are always somehow connected to each other. More than a few times producers have come out of the studios and used the natural or human environment for their needs, managing to produce great films. In this blog post you will find 7 + 1 destinations across Europe that have appeared to some famous or classical movies.


The island of the Knights of St. John is a great destination if you are looking for a short and low - budget escape to a place with more than 3000 hours of sunshine per year. Located between Europe and Africa, it is an island with several contradictions. Among other things, the visitor can enjoy visiting picturesque medieval towns, the countryside of Gozo and some of the best sunsets you will ever see.
Where have you seen it? Popeye, Munich, Troy, The Count of Monte Cristo, Assassin's Creed


Florence, Italy

The city that is also known as the “cradle of the Renaissance” and one of the most romantic in Italy, is a must – visit if you love this country. Maybe it is not as bizarre as Rome or cosmopolitan as Milan, but a walk in its streets is more than enough to convince you why Tuscany is the Italian diamond.
Where have you seen her? Hannibal, The Dark Knight Rises, Inferno



A country in the middle of Atlantic Ocean that you can not find anywhere else in the world, with a wild beauty that is hard to describe in words if you have not seen it. Waterfalls, volcanoes, gaysers and much more are just some of the landmarks that Icelanders are proud of and seem to be from other planet. That is why it is Europe's most "exotic" destination.
Where have you seen it? Die Another Day, Interstellar, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Batman Begins + Game of Thrones


Andalusia, Spain

Many people say that the inhabitants of Andalusia are the most prominent and outgoing throughout Spain. Something that you can realise easily if you visit the south of Spain. Some of the places you should not miss are Granada with the famous fortress of Alhambra, Seville with its amazing squares and public buildings and the city of Almeria, right next to the Mediterranean.
Where have you seen it? Lawrence of Arabia, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Summer Rain, Doctor Zhivago



Scots are considered British (at least officially), but they are quite different from the other nationalities of Great Britain. So does their region too, that you should definitely explore if you love British culture, which of course is not limited to London, Liverpool or other English cities. From Edinburgh, “The Athens of the North”, to the legendary and wild Highlands for the adventure seekers, Scotland is a unique place.
Where have you seen it? Braveheart, Trainspotting, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Harry Potter Series


Sicily, Italy

The largest Italian island is a region extremely different than the rest of the country. This is because even though Sicily welcomes thousands of visitors each year, manages to maintain its tradition in many ways. It is an area highly recommended for gastronomy lovers and those who want to see the famous city of Palermo or visit the foothills of Mount Etna with the volcano.
Where have you seen it? The Godfather Series, Cinema Paradiso, Malena, Palermo Shooting


Marseille, France

The largest French port and one of the most important trading centres in South Europe during the ancient times, is a good choice if you feel you want to see somethind different than Paris. The population is made up of many different nationalities (Europeans, Africans, Asians), creating a very interesting background. Marseille is also known for its unique culture, as well as its cuisine.
Where have you seen it? The French Connection, The Transporter, Taxi


The Balkans

I would like to finish this post with a reference to a region close to my country. The Balkans is a region that has suffered a lot and one of the less popular tourist destinations in Europe, but I can assure you that is very beautiful. Probably you haven't seen many films set in the Balkans, but Balkan cinema has offered some good productions with awards at prestigious international festivals. An off – the – beaten – track destination that you are going to fall in love with.
Where have you seen it? No Man's Land, Welcome to Sarajevo, Underground



What about you? Do you have any other destinations that you would like to add?


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