Put together the magic of starry night during a warm Italian night and the one of enjoying a movie while absorbing the energy of the theater in front of a big screen. This is the recipe for an unforgettable engulfing experience that is possible to live in the many outdoor cinemas that can be found throughout the Bel Paese. Here are some of the most suggestive ones:

In Rome, ‘Isola del cinema‘ is a traditional outdoor cinema that, until September 1st, offers a summer calendar for over 80 evenings between movies and cultural events. In the heart of the Eternal City, on the Tiber Island, you can enjoy the show surrounded by the Tiber.

In Milan, Every day at 9 pm, until the end of October, ‘Cinema Bianchini‘ offers screenings, a breathtaking view, and extremely romantic experiences right on the roof of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, one step away from the sky and the Madonnina. Visitors can watch a selection of classic films from the past 60 years, including tributes for Woody Allen and Sorrentino, on the comfy seats with blankets of the two intimate terraces while enjoying a dessert as part of the experience.

In Florence, as the sun sets, the impressive courtyard of the Uffizi Galleries turns into ‘Apriti Cinema‘ to offer, until August 8th, free screenings (but places are limited) of all kinds from Hitchcock thrillers to jazz documentaries, from South Korean dramas to classics of Italian neorealism.

In Venice, ‘Arena di Campo San Polo‘ is the title of the movie festival that takes place in the enormous, as much as beautiful, square of the same name. The images on the impressive 150 square meters screen can be appreciated from any of the 1,300 seats in the square. Until the end of August, this incredible outdoor cinema the most evocative movies of the year as well as many premiers.

In Naples, Until August 8th, in the gardens of Villa Bruno in San Giorgio a Cremano, to the south of the city, there is the ‘Cinema intorno al Vesuvio‘, a festival that presents, in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, family-friendly animated features, Hollywood blockbusters, as well as more intellectual movies from the Cannes Film Festival. The screenings, of movies such as ‘Bohemian Rapsody’, ‘Green Book’, and ‘Dumbo’ take place every night at 10.30pm.

Ilona Catani Scarlett

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