Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Villa at Vignamaggio: A Setting for William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" on Film

(images credit: Villa Vignamaggio)
The previous post presented a "movie to travel by" in the Kenneth Branagh film adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The motion picture was filmed at the Villa at Vignamaggio in the Chianti countryside of Tuscany. The villa is open for agritourism (agricultural tourism) which offers visitors the opportunity to experience traditional Italian country life and immerse themselves in the Italian countryside.

These photos from the villa's website shows the production designers had to do very little to turn the Italian countryside and villa into a beautiful setting for the Branagh film.

More info at The website offers all the details about the Vignamaggio oil, wine, accomodations and spa. There is also a history of the villa which dates back to the 14th century. The website can be read in English, Italian or French.


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