Lombardy Land of Cinema

Lombardia Superstar. 100 films, 1 region.

The majestic Alps, charming lakes, picturesque villages, and dynamic cities hosting masterpieces of art all make Lombardy a dream backdrop for the big screen.


Milan is the destination of choice when it comes to films set amidst the Italian economic boom, like Rocco and His Brothers, while Lake Como has become one of Hollywood's favorite backdrops. It's no surprise that stars like George Clooney have flocked to the area, his house here was even used in Ocean's Twelve to portray the ultimate exclusive getaway.


We can't forget about the Provinces of Brescia, Bergamo, and Varese, suspended between the lakes and mountains, which have inspired screenwriters and directors for years. The valley between Lodi, Pavia, Mantua, and Cremona set the scene for a rural Italy, where the likes of Stradivarius were born and honed their crafts.  



With over 1,000 films having been shot in Lombardy, the Lombardia Superstar guide has narrowed the list down to 100 masterpieces, big and small, from both Italian and international cinema, to showcase this extraordinary region through film. 100 motion pictures, 100 unforgettable destinations. Grab some popcorn and get ready to add to your bucketlist.

  • Noir in Festival The literary and movie demonstration known as Noir in Festival will return from December 4th to 18th with a double location. The first part, from the 4th to the 6th of December...
  • Milan, the capital of Lombardy, has made its mark on the big screen with its incredible monuments like the Duomo and Palazzo Reale. After the Second World War, the metropolis served as the backdrop...
  • The countryside of Cremona and Mantua, expanding over a plateau in Lodi and Pavia, exude old world charm and have served as the backdrop in films portraying a rural and industrious Italy. Bernardo...
  • Bergamo, Brescia, Varese, three Provinces suspended between the lakes and mountains, providing the dream backdrop for some incredible films. The gorgeous shores of Lake Garda were featured in the...
  • Lake Como, over the years, has been confirmed time and time again as one of the most fascinating locations in the history of cinema. Beginning in the 20 th century, when Alfred Hitchcock decided to...
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