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'Bread and Tulips' film in Venice

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'Bread and Tulips' film in Venice

In 1999 the delightful romantic comedy ‘Bread and Tulips', directed by Silvio Soldini and starring Licia Maglietta and Bruno Ganz was shot in Venice.

If you loved the film and are looking for where it was filmed, go to Santa Maria Nova Square in Venice near the Civil Hospital, where you will find the florist's shop (unfortunately now closed for a few years) where the protagonist Rosalba worked. This area was also the setting for the final scene of the film where, while several couples are dancing, Rosalba utters the final line: “I do not want to seem hasty, but ... can I call you Fernando?”

This lovely square takes its name from the church of Santa Maria Nova, which was destroyed in 1852 after being used as a warehouse during the French occupation.

Fortunately, it is possible to admire two beautiful mosaic altarpieces from the church which were made at the end of the 15th century by the famous artist Erminio Zuccato, who also worked on the mosaics of St Mark's Basilica. These two amazing works can be found in St Mark's museum, along with many other valuable works of art. The museum is open every day from 9.45am to 4.45pm, and guided tours are also possible, including the tour St Mark's Museum and Cathedral from above on venetoinside.com.

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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