Cinecittà: Hollywood on the Tiber

Cinecittà Studios, Italian for Cinema City Studios, is a large film studio in Rome. Sitting on 99 acres, it is the largest film studio in all of Europe. Cinecittà was constructed during the Fascist era as part of a plan to revive the Italian film industry. More than 3,000 movies have been filmed there. Contributing writer Jack Erickson shares his story about Cinecittà.

I was planning on traveling to Rome this summer, but, unfortunately, that will not happen. On previous visits, I sought out interesting locations, not just the usual tourist standards. In 2017 and 2018, I took the city's metro to the


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