Four years ago, I had a chance to add Ford vs Ferrari to the list of my favorite films of all time. To this day, I have watched it countless times and still find it equally incredible. So, you can understand my excitement when I found out the 2023 is releasing another gem, this time from Italy’s POV. Well, almost. The upcoming movies and the Ford vs Ferrari are not strictly related but share the one and only Enzo Ferrari (Adam Driver). Moreover, the biopic set in 1957 will feature the life of the driver/entrepreneur, his empire, and the dramatic Mille Miglia race. With a cast of world-renowned actors, a cinematic background, and a dramatic plot, Ferrari promises to leave fans spellbound.
Without much further ado, let’s race through Italy on a tour of Ferrari Filming Locations! As usual, you can find the map of all film sets at the end of the article, along with some of the burning questions you have asked!
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Brescia, Lombardy, Italy
As I have briefly mentioned, one of the most exciting highlights of the movie is the Mille Miglia race. The race was held 24 times from 1927 to 1957. It traversed through Modena, San Marino, Rome, Umbria, and Tuscany before finally returning to Brescia. So, it was natural that most scenes took place in this stunning city. Some of you car enthusiasts know that Ferrari is not the only race- themed movie this year, with the thrilling Gran Turismo already being in the cinemas for few months.
Although Brescia is not a popular tourist destination, it has several UNESCO Heritage sites, museums, and other attractions. After some research, I was surprised that it is not among the more popular Italian destinations. With its stunning architecture and rich history, Brescia is an absolute must-visit.
Modena, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
The trailer did not reveal much of the plot, and what can be expected in terms of events. However, the film sets were more than evident! The one that steals the spotlight is Modena, Italy. The quaint town, a visual feast in itself, unfolds its story against the backdrop of the historic Palazzo Ducale, where the race starts.
Digging into behind-the-scenes gems, I’ve stumbled upon shots of the cast and crew filming in Modena’s charming streets. What caught my eye were the carefully crafted facades transforming the town to echo its late ’50s vibe. A standout moment? A photo of the production team and cast, framed against the regal Palazzo dei Musei.
Gran Sasso d’Italia
Many think of Alpes when one mentions mountains in Italy. However, this outstanding country boasts another equally mesmerizing mountain range- the Apennines. But what does that have to do with the movie? After all, the movie is about the famous race, Mille Miglia. The answer lies in the majestic Gran Sasso d’Italia.
The mountainous terrain, with its winding roads and elevations, posed a thrilling and demanding aspect of the race. Drivers navigated through picturesque landscapes, and the Gran Sasso region became a notable segment. So, naturally, it was a big part of the movie (sneak peak is already in the trailer). Personally, I loved the transition from the Italian town setting to the challenging landscapes.
Where are they filming Ferrari?
The producers decided to shoot the upcoming Ferrari movie entirely in Italy, the birthplace of the iconic car. From charming towns to the dramatic mountain ranges, the film raced through some of the most picturesque places in Italy. However, the primary Ferrari filming locations were in Modena and Breschia, both of which have strong ties to the life of Enzo Ferrari.
What city is Ferrari based in?
Ferrari’s heart beats in Maranello, Italy, a town pulsating with automotive passion and design finesse. This tiny town in Emilia-Romagna is like Disneyland for car enthusiasts. Maranello isn’t just a headquarters; it’s a symphony of sleek designs and racing heritage. And it gets better! The HQ boasts a museum that’s basically a shrine to all things Ferrari. Vintage cars, F1 trophies, and even F1 simulators, you name it!
What is the new Ferrari movie rated?
The new Ferrari movie has been rated R due to its violent graphic images, sexual content, and language. Currently, the movie has a rating of 6.7 on IMDB, but don’t let that discourage you from seeing it in theaters. Although the producers have revealed some of the plot, we still don’t know which angle they have taken. Nevertheless, even if the story doesn’t meet my expectations, I plan on enjoying the beautiful Italian backdrop and cinematic artistry.
Is the movie Ferrari based on a true story?
The short answer is yes. Inspired by the 1991 biography by Brock Yates, the upcoming drama film “Ferrari” tells the real story of Enzo Ferrari. The movie features his successes and struggles, highlighting his racing career, the founding of the Ferrari car empire, and the controversies surrounding his death. Although the focus is on Enzo, the biopic also features the Ferrari family, as well as other figures close to him throughout his life and career.