When it comes time to book a holiday, you might feel torn as to where you should go next. If your travel bucket list is a little overwhelming, why not narrow it down by taking inspiration from your favorite films? Below, we take a look at some of the most iconic destinations inspired by movies, so maybe you’ll find somewhere to spark your wanderlust.

1. Rome

One of the most romantic and enchanting cities in the world, Rome has so much culture and history to offer – plus it’s the ideal destination for any film lover. You can ride through the streets on a Vespa and feel like Audrey Hepburn in the achingly endearing “Roman Holiday”, or head to an actual film festival and see the best new movies.

Rome Film Fest takes place in October, the perfect place for true movie fans. There are also a host of small, independent cinemas scattered across Rome, where you can tuck yourself away from the tourist attractions and discover some unexpected gems.

2. New York City

New York, New York – it will come as no surprise that this city is home to some of the most famous scenes in movie history. It feels like every corner has been captured on camera at some point. This starry city has appeared in recent movies like “In the Heights” and classics such as “All About Eve”.

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Because many attractions are open to the public, you can visit some of the most well-known filming locations, like the Rockefeller Centre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Central Park. Depending on the time of year you visit, you may be able to catch one of the many film festivals that the city plays host to, such as the Tribeca Film Festival, the Asian American International Film Festival, and many, many more. Make sure to pack your walking shoes – there are over 7000 filming locations in NYC!

3. Berlin

During the winter season, the German city of Berlin is host to the Berlinale, one of the most famous film festivals in the industry. Even aside from this iconic event, this city is a must-visit for those with a passion for films and filmmaking.

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You can visit Berlin’s amazing art cinemas, which play old-fashioned silent movies with a live pianist providing accompaniment, and see filming locations like Alexanderplatz, which action fans will recognise from “The Bourne Supremacy”. Berlin’s fascinating history has lent itself to some of the most diverse and beloved movies ever made, and you will find yourself wandering down streets you have seen in “Run Lola Run”, “Goodbye Lenin”, and more.

A scenic holiday

There are so many destinations all over the world that are ideal for film lovers – whether you want to visit the location of your favourite movie or you are planning to revolve your break around an amazing film festival. Whatever you want from your holiday, let your love of film take you to some wonderful places that make you feel like a star!

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