Cinema and wine: FIVI hosts Cinecittà wine fair this weekend (and Bele Casel will be there).

Italians are famous for their movies and there wines. It’s great when they come together!

Cinema, Italian style. Throughout this century and the last, Italians have been leaders in the motion picture arts.

Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Michelangleo Antonioni, Pietro Germi, Ettore Scola, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Leone, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, Giuseppe Tornatore, Nanni Moretti, Roberto Benigni… Those are just some of the names of the great Italian cineastes who have defined the category and set benchmarks in the field with their landmark and pioneering work.

We couldn’t be more thrilled that FIVI — the Italian Federation of Independent Grape Growers and Winemakers — is holding its next fair (market and trade fair) at Cinecittà, the legendary Italian film studio in Rome that reshaped the motion picture industry in the twentieth century.

See details below.

Founded in the 1930s, Cinecittà was conceived as an experimental center for film production. And it quickly became a hub and a home for some of the great movies ever made.

Bele Casel will be there!

From the Wikipedia entry:

With an area of 400,000 square metres, it is the largest film studio in Europe, and is considered the hub of Italian cinema. The studios were constructed during the Fascist era as part of a scheme to revive the Italian film industry.

World-renowned filmmakers such as Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, Luchino Visconti, Sergio Leone, Bernardo Bertolucci, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and Mel Gibson have worked at Cinecittà. More than 3,000 movies have been filmed there, of which 90 received an Academy Award nomination and 47 of these won it. In the 1950s, the number of international productions being made there led to Rome being dubbed “Hollywood on the Tiber.”

FIVI Wine Fair

Where: Teatro (Stage) 10, Cinecittà, Via Tuscolana 1055, Rome
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Cost: €15 (includes tasting glass)

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