Films transport us to numerous places without moving anywhere. Don't we just love to watch beautiful love stories set in one of the lovely European locales? Also, when you spending a lot of time staying 'grounded' at home. You may miss your ability to travel but then you can really catch up on these romantic movies in beautiful locations wishing you could visit these places.
So, here is how you can get rid of travel blues by watching these movies. Each of these films is set in one of the most pristine and beautiful locations you can ever set your eyes on. Prepare to get charmed by these lovely locales and the wonderful storylines.
Under the Tuscan Sun
Tuscany is one of the most beautiful places you can ever set your eyes on and the film Under the Tuscan Sun was able to capture the beauty of the place perfectly. In this film, a recently divorced writer, Diane Lane, takes a post-breakup vacay and ends up buying a derelict villa on a whim.
The film follows her journey and the relationship she builds with people around the world. Also, there is romance on the menu involving two young people and of course, Diane also has a prospective partner in the film, but you have to watch it to know if you haven't already. The film was shot in Cortona, near Arezzo in Tuscany, and the beautiful hills of Tuoro sul Trasimeno, and on Umbria’s Lake Trasimene. The place is so beautiful that it is as much a protagonist as the other actors in the film.
The Julia Roberts and the Hugh Grant starer Notting Hill were shot in the neighborhood of West London. After the movie release in 1999, local businesses got a boost, and tourists flocked to walk around Portobello Road Market and the travel bookshop received a lot of footfalls after the release of the movie.
The shop is a gift shop now and the owners changed the name of the shop to The Travel Book Shop like the movie. The movie follows the love story of a movie star and how she falls in love with a simple bloke, the owner of the book shop. The film explores the picturesque places of West London as it shows two people from different backgrounds falling in love with each other, truly, deeply, and madly.
This classic romantic movie explores the lanes and bylanes of the gorgeous country of Italy. In the initial few moments of the film, you see Audrey Hepburn, a princess running away to lead the life of an ordinary girl for a few days. We see the protagonist, Gregory Peck mistaking her for a drunk and lets her stay in his home. This Roman Holiday packs in everything right from gorgeous locales, tender and light-hearted moments, and much more to keep the viewer glued to the screen. The Roman backdrop adds value to the beautiful film.
Mamma Mia! explores the pristine locales of Greece like no other and it is a winning amalgamation of gorgeous locales, mellifluous music, and of course the talented cast including Meryl Streep. She puts up a spirited performance as a carefree, single mother planning her daughter’s wedding on the island of Skopelos in Greece.
Little does she know that her daughter has invited three of her mother’s ex-boyfriends to find out who among the three is her father. We cannot forget the foot-tapping music of ABBA. Also, who wouldn't want to see the gorgeous duo of Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan singing and dancing to their heart's content, with a gorgeous Grecian backdrop. We could just lose ourselves to the palm-fringed azure sea coastline or the white-washed houses that work as a striking contrast to the blueness of the ocean.
This movie is all about a woman who plans to woo her doctor beau on the Leap day in Dublin because according to Irish folklore, a man who is proposed to by a woman on this day must accept. The film follows the journey of the woman, Amy Adams, and her various misadventures till she manages to reach with the help of Matthew Goode. The film explores locations around Ireland such as Inishmore on the Aran Islands. You'll also get to see various parts of Glendalough and the beautiful Wicklow Mountains and at Saint Stephen’s Green in Dublin.
Well, these are some of our favorite films that give more than a sneak peeks of our favorite places in Europe! Which one is your favorite?