Last Alteration: Monday 06 January 2014

Cinecittà Film Studios

GPS Coordinates

41°51'08"12°34'45" show decimal

Google Earth

Location Point

Cinecittà Film Studios
Via Tuscolana 1055, 00173 Rome, Italy

"Cinema City" was founded in 1937 by Benito Mussolini, but was bombed during WWII. Afterwards it became a focal point of Italian film-making, principly for the director Federico Fellini; international films such as Ben Hur and more recently Gangs of New York were also filmed there. It was privatised by the Italian Government in the 1980s.

How to get here:

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Metro: Route A - Exit at the Cinecittà station; the studios are on Via Tuscolana along the north-eastern side of the road. +

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Road: Via Tuscolana - The road is on the south-eastern side of Rome; follow it to Cinecittà and the studios are on the left-hand side. +

Parking Details

unknown

This location is private and has no or limited access only. This is a working studio, and access is not normally available to the general public, though there are occasional open days/festivals.

 

Access: publicStatus: recognisableStreet where TARDIS materialises

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th March 2005 by "supercazzola"

"Taken when I visited the set of the tv series "Rome"."

The Fires of Pompeii
Screen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 2007
The Doctor and Donna explore what they think is Rome.

The Fires of Pompeii
Screen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 2007
Donna talks to a market-seller to find out what Latin sounds like!

The Fires of Pompeii
Screen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 2007
The Doctor discovers the TARDIS has gone.

 

Various streets of Pompeii

The Fires of PompeiiScreen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 2007

The Fires of PompeiiScreen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 2007

The Fires of PompeiiScreen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 2007

The Fires of PompeiiScreen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 2007

The Fires of PompeiiScreen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 2007

The Fires of PompeiiScreen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 2007

The Fires of PompeiiScreen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 2007

The Fires of PompeiiScreen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 2007

The Fires of PompeiiScreen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 2007

The Fires of PompeiiScreen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 2007

The Fires of PompeiiScreen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 2007

The Fires of PompeiiScreen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 2007

The Fires of PompeiiScreen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 2007

The Fires of PompeiiScreen Shot
Filmed: 1 Sep 2007

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Colosseum (The Christmas Invasion): 5.20 miles.

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Vrsine (Vincent and the Doctor, The Pandorica Opens): 215.20 miles.

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Petars Place (The Vampires of Venice): 219.24 miles.

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Momarska Ulica (Vincent and the Doctor): 219.24 miles.

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Trogir (The Vampires of Venice, Cold Blood, Vincent and the Doctor): 219.26 miles.

Production Notes:

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25 Sep 2007: Manchester Evening News - "Look who's lording it in Pompeii

Further links about the location:

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9 Aug 2007: There was a fire at the studios that destroyed part of the sets built for the BBC/HBO Rome production, not long before Doctor Who was due to film there; details of the fire were reported in the Guardian, and Telegraph.

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Cinecittà Film Studios - Official website

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HBO - Official "Rome" website

Related Stories

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The Fires of Pompeii [13-14 Sep 2007]: Pompeii

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