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Cinecitta Si Mostra - Shows Off
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Cinecittà Shows Off - Rome
Ranked #349 of 852 Tours in Rome
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The huge success of "Cinecitta Shows Off" confirmed his values and convinced the studios to proceed the project which grows up and gets new: more spaces dedicated to sceneries, completely new the part of the costumes and some accessories exposed in the dedicated spaces. Cinecitta Shows Off traces the history of Cinecitta: scenes, costumes, sets, characters – actors, directors, producers – who passed through what we called The Dream Factor. The new area "Backstage" is an educational and interactive environment to discover the world of film making. The exhibition is open every day (closed on Tuesday) from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm (ticket office close at 5.30 pm). To buy tickets, click here. Cinecitta also allows guided tours of permanent sets, with the purpose of cultural entertainment. For our customers, we propose different kind of visit that offers the unique opportunity discover "behind the scenes" a real film production company.Going through the gate that separates the real world from wonderland, you get the feeling of being in contact with a legend understanding why it's called the Factory of Dreams. The same feeling that charmed Fellini and that convinced Scorsese to shoot right at Cinecitta his Gangs of New York and still allows a lot of directors to work with us.
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This place has a lot of potential. Unfortunately after years from the opening, they still have not reached it. First of all, you can choose between visiting the exhibition (10) or have a guided tour + the exhibition (20). The exhibition alone however is not worth the 10 euros. The real experience consists in the guided tour through the outdoor film settings. For the monumental history of the place however they could really show some more things and give a better idea of all the great films that were realized here. The last section dedicated to the tv series is ridiculous and I am even surprised that they send people there to show it.
I still believe it's an important part of the city to see, so go and enjoy the outside settings. The fictional reproduction of ancient Rome, Assisi, and old New York are amazing and a lot of fun!

3  Thank gcardill
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

This place holds so much history of Rome's famous cinema culture. Many of the worlds biggest movies ever were made here, such a Cleopatra and Ben Hur.The backlot tour is very interesting as you walk though the streets of New York which were seen in the Gangs of New York movie. You will then venture onto the enormous sets of Rome which were features in HBO series titled the same name. You will also wonder past old props and statues seen in the movie Gladiator. After the tour you have the opportunity to visit the costumes and learn about how the movies are made. The only thing letting down this attraction is the lack of money that hasn't been spent on refurbishing it over the years. The place is in need of a fresh lick of paint and some TLC. But in some way also adds to the charm. Not to far up the road they they have opened a cinecitta world... With rollercoasters and rides... Although I somehow wish it had been done here on the original site, which boasts the history. None the less.. If you are interested in the movies, and you have a spare day in rome, I would recommend a trip out there.. Only 35 mins on the A line metro from termini.

4  Thank David D
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

It was great to be able to tour the famous studios, Fellini's stage 5, and the backlot sets for Rome, the Borgias, and a few other shows. Some nice indoor displays with footage running from the Ben Hur galleon naval battles (filmed in the pool at Cinecitta), and some limited memorabilia from Sergio Leone, DeSica, Wertmuller, etc. Some nice educational clips tracing the origins to Mussolini and some dramatic early movies with massive sets and casts. It would have been nice to see any reminders and remnants from any of the Spaghetti westerns or any set vestiges of a Fellini film. Unfortunately, Studio 5 is a hugely impressive but very empty stage and most of Cinecitta felt like a ghost town. There is only one production currently scheduled for this once great and previously very affordable movie studio. The entry/reception staff were very nice and accommodating. We arrived a few minutes late for the 11:30 lot tour but they called the tour guide and had someone escort us to the backlot to be able to join in (our alternative was to return for the only other english language tour at 4 pm). The tour guide was excellent and very much deserved to be tipped at the end. There is a small gift shop and cafe as well.

1  Thank fred200099
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

End of the A Metro line so a bit of a trek. Arrived to be told we could join the 1pm tour but the cashier forgot to give us a sticker so was not allowed to join. Went back to the entrance and was told the next tour was not until 4pm. They seemed surprised that we were not going to stick around for the tour and we insisted on a refund. What we did see really was not worth the trip unless you really are a Fellini fan. The place is not a patch on say the Museun of moving Image here in London and what you can see if you are not on a guided tour is very limited and really not worth the trek. One for Italians only really but for general tourists I really would not waste your time.

1  Thank Gayv0yager
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

I came on Sunday 22/06/2014 with my family for the last guided tour advertised on the web site at 7pm. After a long trip in metro, I arrived at the desk 30 min before to buy the ticket. There I was told by the desk employee that it would not be possible, since "the group was not formed yet" and so I would have to come back another day. Obviously, there was no other way to see the films sets without the guided tour... Very disapointing and very unprofessional for a service that resumed in March 2014. We will not come back.

1  Thank achab_11
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