Apart from Cinecitta’s 20 sound stages which can be considered its flagships, the Studios’ almost 100 acres host several big permanent sets made by a construction department known throughout the world for its technical and artistic skills:
- Rome, where an entire ancient Roman neighbourhood was recreated for the famous TV series of the same name;
- Florence of 1400, reconstructed for Neri Parenti’s film Come tutto ebbe inizio;
- The Temple of Jerusalem created for the movie The Young Messiah due out in 2016.
Cinecittà Shows Off offers a tour of these sets by an expert guide who explains the peculiarities and characteristics of each set, all of which are still being used for the staging of new film productions as well as the hosting of special events and photographic shoots.
Walking through the sets is a unique experience: tracing the footsteps of famous celebrities, discovering the places where internationally renowned directors shot some of their most classic cult movie scenes, viewing imposing set designs depicting historic Broadway with its myriad shops, and catching glimpses of ancient Rome.