Netflix’s latest romantic comedy love in the village, which began airing today, is based on the thesis that Verona, Italy, is one of the most romantic cities in the world. (Take that, Paris!)
Considering that it is the location of the most romantic story of all time: Shakespeare’s. Romeo and Juliet—you can understand why lovesick protagonist Julie (played by Kat Graham) is so obsessed. In fact, Julie has been planning a romantic trip to Verona, Italy for most of her life. Unfortunately, her longtime boyfriend decides to dump her just before they leave. So much for her hopes that he might propose to her.
To make matters worse, when Julie arrives alone in Verona, she discovers that the villa she booked has been booked twice along with a tall, burly British tenant named Charlie (played by Tom Hopper). Of course, no one will be able to resist the charms of Verona. And because love in the village was filmed on location, neither will the audience. Read on to learn more about the love in the village filming locations.
Where was Love in the Villa filmed?
You can’t fake that Italian feeling. love in the village It was filmed on location in Verona, Italy, which is the city famous for being the setting for Shakespeare’s play. Romeo and Juliet. Located in northern Italy, west of Venice, it is a tourist destination for lovers of Shakespeare and romantics like Kat Graham’s character, Julie. And that means the cast and crew got to take a romantic trip to Verona, too. You can see some of the amazing love in the village filming locations on the cast’s Instagram.
For the exterior shots, the movie was actually shot in Verona Casa di Giulietta, also known as the little courtyard where there is a statue of Juliet, whose tit you are supposed to rub, and where you can see the balcony from which she spoke. . to Romeo. (As Charlie mentions in the movie, the balcony was added after Shakespeare wrote the play, for tourists.)
According to The Cinemaholic, some of the key filming locations in Verona included many squares, or piazzas, as the Italians would say. love in the village filmed at Palazzo Barbieri in Piazza Bra in Central, Piazza Bra, Piazza delle Erbe, Piazzetta Sant’Eufemia, Piazza Francesco Viviani, Piazzetta San Giorgio, Piazza Brà Molinari and Piazzetta Santi Apostoli.
As for that beautiful picnic scene with Julie and Charlie drinking and dining on a rocky shoreline, it was shot on Lake Garda, the largest lake in Itlay, which is located west of Verona. You’ll definitely want to stop there on your next Italy vacation. And you’ll also want to add that romantic Roman arch bridge scene to your itinerary, which was filmed on the historic Ponte Pietra, a bridge first built in 100 BC. C. located on the Adige River.
In an interview for the film’s press releases, producers Stephanie Slack and Margret H. Huddleston noted that, like the film’s characters, the entire production team was captivated by the beauty of Verona. “None of us had been to Verona before, and like Shakespeare, Mark wrote to all the places without having seen them in real life. It was an amazing city to film, at a perfect time of year. We were able to catch the magic hour and sunset from Ponte Pietra as well as Lake Garda which was pretty amazing.”
In that same interview, Graham called Verona his “favorite place in the world.” She said: “Specifically Soave, which is in the province of Verona. I’m in Italy a couple of times a year, usually for my work in fashion. My favorite place where we filmed was the balcony of Juliet’s House. I just got back from a family vacation and made everyone go back to the balcony.”
And let’s not forget that painfully awkward scene at dinner, when Julie and her ex run into Charlie and its ex. That was filmed at the Yard Restaurant and, as Tom Hopper fondly recalled in the interview press releases, the cast received the restaurant’s first-class meal for free. “I think the most memorable thing about this scene was the Michelin star food we ate, provided by The Yard restaurant, where we were filming. The chefs provided us with endless dishes for the scene and will also be sending us little things to try on top of it. I was a happy man. During the two nights of filming, I think I ate more than 15 eggplant parmesan!”
There you go. If you are planning a vacation to Italy for next summer, don’t hesitate to add Verona to your list of destinations.