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12 + 1 : The chair
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12 + 1 : The chair
The wonderful villa of the billionaire Carlo Di Seta (Vittorio De Sica) is Villa Torrigiani, located in Camigliano, a town in Capannori, near Lucca. Villa Torrigiani is also present in Mario Monicelli's film, The Marchese del Grillo, with Alberto Sordi.Watch the full movie on www.movieitalyplus.comPlot:A barber inherits 13 vintage chairs. Later he learns that one of them contains jewels, so he begins an adventurous trip to regain possession of the chair. Starring Vittorio Gassman and Vittorio De Sica. 
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Chronicle of Poor Lovers: overview
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Chronicle of Poor Lovers: overview
The initial scene starts with a panoramic view of Florence, with a focus on the Arnolfo Tower and the Basilica of Santa Croce.Watch the full movie on www.movieitalyplus.comPlot:Based on a novel by Vasco Pratolini. We are in Florence in the early years of fascism: Mario is engaged to Bianca and meets some anti-fascists. One of these, Campolmi, is beaten up by the squadracce. Mario, visiting him, gets to know his wife and falls in love with her. Campolmi dies; Mario, who has broken up with his fiancée, would get a free pass but out of respect for the dead man renounces. Meanwhile, he has compromised himself politically and one day the fascists take him away.
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Chronicle of Poor Lovers: childhood
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Chronicle of Poor Lovers: childhood
The story is set in Florence between 1925 and 1926 and the main characters of the novel are the inhabitants, mostly proletarians, of Via del Corno, located between the Palazzo Vecchio and Santa Croce, the same street in which the author had spent some years of his youth. The voice-over that tells the childhood and habits of Mario, speaks and describes Via del Corno, the street of city’s historical centre.Watch the full movie on www.movieitalyplus.comPlot:Based on a novel by Vasco Pratolini. We are in Florence in the early years of fascism: Mario is engaged to Bianca and meets some anti-fascists. One of these, Campolmi, is beaten up by the squadracce. Mario, visiting him, gets to know his wife and falls in love with her. Campolmi dies; Mario, who has broken up with his fiancée, would get a free pass but out of respect for the dead man renounces. Meanwhile, he has compromised himself politically and one day the fascists take him away.A great classic by Carlo Lizzani with Marcello Mastroianni: 1925, Florence. The vicissitudes of the typographer Mario and his girlfriend Bianca. 
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La bella di Lodi: Walking at the seaport
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La bella di Lodi: Walking at the seaport
The pier on which Roberta and Franco walk is the Porto Canale in Viareggio, Lucca. Watch the full movie on www.movieitalyplus.comPlot:From the famous novel written by Alberto Arbasino,  Roberta, a beautiful young landowner from Lombardy, and Franco, an unscrupulous and opportunistic mechanic. The two meet on the beach in Forte dei Marmi and are immediately attracted to each other. The story unfolds through encounters and escapes of the two protagonists, who aboard Roberta's "Alfetta" wander on the highway of the sun, in motels, luxury hotels, in an economic miracle landscape. The film was presented at the 65th. Venice Film Festival (2008) in the retrospective "THESE GHOSTS: ITALIAN CINEMA REDISCOVERED (1946-1975).
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Two Hearts Among the Beasts: The palace
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Two Hearts Among the Beasts: The palace
The building in which Laura (Carmi) resides and that Totò often visits being of her secretly in love (thanks to Panza for the description) is in fact what once passed under the name of "Three palaces"part of that Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II ended up under bombs and today almost entirely rebuilt (even the statue in the center has been moved elsewhere). We are in Piazza del Municipio in Livorno, which today is one of the two squares that once made up Piazza Vittorio Emanuele. Watch the full movie on www.movieitalyplus.comPlot:Smith leaves with Laura in search of her father, Professor Berti, who has mysteriously disappeared in Africa. In fact, the expedition is a pretext to appropriate Laura’s money, the result of her father’s incredible discoveries on the evolutionary chain of man. Together with the explorers embarks Totò, who proposes himself as a bodyguard of the girl during the path in the jungle.
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Two Hearts Among the Beasts: The boat
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Two Hearts Among the Beasts: The boat
The dock where the ship sails with Laura and Dr. Smith who are leaving for an expedition and on which Totò embarks remaining trapped in the cold storage is at Moletto Elba on Via Arsenale at the Port of Livorno. Watch the full movie on www.movieitalyplus.comPlot:Smith leaves with Laura in search of her father, Professor Berti, who has mysteriously disappeared in Africa. In fact, the expedition is a pretext to appropriate Laura’s money, the result of her father’s incredible discoveries on the evolutionary chain of man. Together with the explorers embarks Totò, who proposes himself as a bodyguard of the girl during the path in the jungle.
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