6 holiday resorts near film locations

May, 16 2022

Europe is the setting for many films. Disney productions as well as Hollywood blockbusters have been shot on film sets in Italy, France or Spain. We have selected six film locations in Europe that have a Suncamp campsite nearby. This is the perfect way to combine a holiday with a visit to a film location.

1. Film locations in Rome

Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome

Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome: one of Elizabeth’s beautiful destinations from the film “Eat, Pray, Love”.

Rome, the city that became a world-class empire centuries ago. Dozens of films are set in this beautiful city, including Illuminati, La Dolce Vita and Eat, Pray, Love. Camping Village Roma Capitol is located just 28 km from Rome. This is an ideal way to combine the holiday feeling and tranquillity of the campsite with a cultural and city trip. For example, you can follow in the footsteps of Elizabeth from the film “Eat, Pray, Love” and visit Castel Sant’Angelo, the Fountain of the Four Streams and the Church of Sant’Agnese in Agone. La vita è bella!

2. Paris, a celebration for the senses

All right, all right, this film is not really set in Paris, but it’s still great fun: Ratatouille. In the 2007 animated film, the young rat Rémy wants to become a famous chef. Of course, you cannot visit the Paris depicted in the movie, but the actual Paris is all the more beautiful. You can sail on the Seine, visit the Arc de Triomphe and climb the famous Eiffel Tower. The Sandaya Paris Maisons Laffitte campsite is on the outskirts of the city, so you can reach La Métropole in no time!

Seine river in Paris

Rémy the rat almost ended up in the river!

And what about all the other famous films that are set in Paris? Of course, there are also film tours of the Moulin Rouge, Montmartre and even an Emily in Paris tour based on the Netflix hit series. Still want a bit of the Ratatouille experience? Then visit Disneyland Paris to sneak into Gusteau’s kitchen yourself.

3. Time and time again Venice

Rialto Bridge in Venice

The Rialto Bridge in Venice

Some more beautiful things from Italy! Venice was also the shooting location for several movies. These include The Tourist, Spiderman: Far From Home and several Indiana Jones movies. Start your own Venice adventure from a fully equipped mobile home on one of the campsites near the city! You can visit the famous Rialto Bridge, where Spiderman fights an aquatic animal, the Rialto Market, where the “tourist” Frank is arrested, and St Mark’s Square, where Indiana Jones enters the library. Regardless of whether you are a child or an adult – Venice offers something for all film fans.

4. Blockbusters in Prague

Charles Bridge in Prague

An evening city walk across the Charles Bridge in Prague.

You probably guessed it already: Prague has also been the filming location of many Hollywood blockbusters. To just name a few: James Bond’s Casino Royale, Mission Impossible and Van Helsing. In several films, Prague serves as a template for another city. Is Casino Royale really set in Montenegro, or is it secretly Prague? Come and see the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic for yourself. Take a walk across the famous Charles Bridge, for example, where Jim Phelps’ Mission Impossible was filmed. Other sights include the astronomical clock, the library in Strahov Monastery (used in the Bond films and Outlander) and the Old Town Square. A nice campsite very close to Prague is Camping Sokol Praha.

5. Salzburg – filming location of a classic

Nonnberg Monastery Salzburg - one of the five film locations at a campsite

Nonnberg Monastery in beautiful Salzburg

Do you fancy a bit of nostalgia? If so, a visit to Salzburg is quite an experience, because The Sound of Music was filmed here. This classic from 1965 describes the (love) life of Captain von Trapp and the governess Maria. In the meantime, Salzburg has become a popular destination for film fans. Are you planning your next holiday in beautiful Salzburg? Then the Nonnberg Monastery, where Maria lived as a novice, should definitely be on your agenda. Mirabell Palace is also worth a visit. And of course Lake Mondsee, where the wedding of Maria and Captain von Trapp took place. A nice starting point for your adventures is the Sportcamp Woferlgut.

6. Filming location Valencia, the “real Tomorrowland”

Film locations in Valencia

Sunrise in the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia

One of the most famous blockbusters filmed in Valencia is A World Beyond (original title: Tomorrowland). The film starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson was produced by Disney in 2015. Children over 12 will certainly be familiar with the film and very much look forward to a trip to “The City of Arts and Sciences” in Valencia. The integrated “L’Oceanogràfic” is the largest aquarium in Europe, the “Hemisfèric” is a 3D cinema showing documentaries for all ages and there’s also the “Natural Science Museum” with the motto ” Do not NOT touch!”. What could be better for a family holiday? Both Camping Armanello and Camping Paradis L’Orangeraie are nearby.

Another film tip, for wanderlust!

Florence

“But I really want to go to Florence… very soon!”

This city is not about a film location, but about a place of longing in a film. Do you know “While You Were Sleeping” with Sandra Bullock? Admittedly, an older film from 1995, but with a wanderlust that is all too familiar: Lucy, who lives in Chicago, dreams of Florence, capital of Tuscany and world capital of the Renaissance. While the film may not be super exciting for kids, Florence certainly is! A boat trip on the river Arno, a visit to Pinoccio Park or an Assassin’s Creed tour – there are many nice destinations for the whole family. There are two campsites nearby: Camp. Village Il Poggetto and Village Norcenni Girasole!

Which film location in Europe have you always wanted to visit? 

Bianca van Steenbergen
  • Auteur: Bianca van Steenbergen
  • Sinds mijn camperreis door Canada, ben ik besmet met het kampeervirus. Vroeger heb ik met mijn ouders en zusje vooral Duitsland en Oostenrijk verkend. Nu ontdek ik samen met mijn man graag de rest van Europa, en verder!

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