Grab the popcorn and settle in for a fast-paced romp though Florence and Venice!
If there’s one thing predictable about the various Dan Brown thrillers (Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons) the newest film adaptation, Inferno, it is certain to provide the predictable tension-filled trek as he dodges danger at every turn.
For us, the fun is to see the beauty of Florence and Venice as the backdrop for much of the adventure. The movie, due out at the end of October, stars Tom Hanks reprising his role as symbolist Robert Langdon. The extensive filming in Florence and Venice caused a bit of havoc with closed streets, but now we’re eagerly anticipating the opportunity to watch the movie and see familiar streets and neighborhoods.
We’ll be watching for the facade of the building where the comfy, perennial guest favorites Prisco, Michaela and Strozzi Florence apartments are located, to be featured front and center at some point in the movie since the street was closed for nearly a week for filming. On the Oltrarno side of the river where Robert Langdon is chased through, the Medici apartment is just a few yards from wall he climbs to escape the bad guys.
We expect that a new crop of “Inferno” oriented walking tours around Florence and Venice will surface. Here’s one for Florence that you might want to try on your next trip to Florence.