Filming in Italy


Italy has a long history of being a sought-after location for feature films, commercials, food and travel shows, historical documentaries and famous music videos.

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When looking at the variety of the landscape, the glorious weather, the inviting culture, and the delicious local cuisine, it’s not hard to see why! Lap up the luxury on the Amalfi Coast, sail down the iconic canals of Venice, or take in the beauty of the Colosseum in Rome. There is much to enjoy in terms of fantastic landmarks along with natural beauty in the way of beaches and orchards. The Roman ruins are a sight to behold, while cosmopolitan cities and areas like Milan and the Italian Riviera are luxury defined.

Tax relief has been available to filmmakers since 2008, with international feature films being able to claim back 25 percent of qualified production expenditures, going from a CAP of €5 million per project to €10 million per company. If you are looking to bring your next production to Italy and require professional assistance in doing so, let NEEDaFIXER help. We have fixers in almost all major Italian cities standing by ready to assist, regardless of the size or stage of your production.

Our fixers are available to join at any stage of the process, whether you are just getting started and making preliminary arrangements or are well underway with your shoot.

Our experienced team can help you with anything from passports and visas to procuring travel and accommodation, translating, sourcing local talent, arranging equipment hire and much more. Our seasoned fixers can provide valuable support to productions of any shape and size.

If you need assistance from the experts for your film shoot in Italy, click here to send us an email. You can also call us on +44 (0) 20 8549 2259. All enquiries will be answered within 24 hours.

Italy is a gem of filming locations. Home to some of the biggest and most beloved films and franchises, including The Talented Mr Ripley, The Passion of the Christ and Star Wars.

With long, sunny summer days, amazing scenery, beautiful architecture and a top-notch filmmaking industry, Italy really is at the top of most people’s list of filming locations.

Italy has almost any location you could ask for, from mountains, villages, parks, lakes, coasts beaches, historical sites, national parks and thousands of miles of shoreline.

Rome is Italy’s capital. Of course, the Colosseum is in Rome is as iconic as it gets. The ancient ruins evoke the power of the Roman Empire. Along with the other historical sites, it really is an amazing place to film.

Venice has its iconic canals and a beautiful square, but avoid drone filming as this is expensive and takes a lot of time to process.

Sardinia is an Italian Island with almost 2,000 km of coastline. Its sandy beaches and mountainous terrain make for a wonderful backdrop to films and music videos alike.

Frequently Asked Questions

How easy is it to get permits?

This is easy thanks to Italy’s simple permit laws. The film-friendly nature of the country makes it a production haven. Having said that, church property requires permissions via the church directly and many of the historical monuments and archaeological locations will require time and money for a permit to be issued.

Do I need a visa or work permit?

Entry is dependent on your country of origin, but in general, it is not difficult, especially as Italy is an EU and ATA Carnet country.

Can I hire equipment once there?

Yes, you can find both standard and specialised equipment locally, at various rates. NEEDaFIXER Italy has amazing connections with local suppliers and can guarantee cost-effective rates.

What is the climate like?

The north of Italy sees snowfall in the mountains during winter. Central Italy stays relatively humid throughout the year. The best of the weather, however, is in the south, which remains dry and warm for the majority of the year.

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