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Cinestudio Paradiso: Celebrating Cinestudio’s 50th Anniversary in Italy

Program No. 24051RJ
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cinestudio during an 11-day adventure in the heart of Italy.
11 days
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DATES & starting prices
Mar 16 - Mar 26, 2023
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DATES & starting prices
Mar 16 - Mar 26, 2023
Starting at
Itinerary Note


At a Glance

Join fellow Cinestudio supporters in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of this special organization in Italy. On this 11-day adventure, we will experience the food, culture and history of cinema as we travel through Turin, Bologna, Florence, and Rome. We will also visit iconic sites such as the Porta Palazzo Market and Duomo in Turin, the Fondazione Zeffirelli in Florence and the Fontana di Trevi, Colosseum, and Forum in Rome.
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Walking an average of five miles a day. Urban walks in traffic-free zones are interrupted by stops for visits or guide's explanation. Streets and sidewalks of stone or cobblestone are tough on feet; mostly level urban stone sidewalks. Extended periods of standing during site visits.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Step into Turin's amazing Mole Antonelliana, home of the National Museum of Cinema and a panoramic elevator to the top!
  • In Bologna, visit Immagine Ritrovata, a laboratory where restoration experts work to bring new life to 20th-century Italian film prints.
  • In Florence, explore Fondazione Zeffirelli, opened in 2017 to honor the legacy of the late Florentine director of cinema and stage, Franco Zeffirelli.
  • From Rome, travel to Cinecitta, Europe’s largest film studio, known as “Hollywood on the Tiber” where 3,000 movies have been filmed since its founding in 1937
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
La Dolce Vita
by Federico Fellini
Winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival (1960) and the Academy Award for Best Costume Design (1961).
Roma città aperta (Rome, Open City)
by Roberto Rossellini
Winner of the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film at the Cannes Film Festival (1946).
A History of Italian Cinema
by Peter Bondanella
Peter Bondanella's thorough overview of Italian cinema from its beginnings to present day is an essential dictionary of major productions to art house features.
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (Cinema Paradiso)
by Giuseppe Tornatore
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (1990).
La grande bellezza (The Great Beauty)
by Paolo Sorrentino
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film (2014).
The Transatlantic Gaze: Italian Cinema, American Film
by Mary Ann McDonald Carolan
This scholarly work documents the influence of Italian cinema on American film from the postwar period to the present.
Ladri di biciclette (Bicycle Thieves)
by Vittorio De Sica
Voted by the Academy Board of Governors as the most outstanding foreign language film released in the United States (1949).

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