We seriously think that in order to get an amount of tourists comparable to Paris and London’s Rome needs to attract people who are not specifically interested in art, religion, culture and archaeology. And one of the way to increase the number of visitors to the Eternal City is to diversify our leisure and entertainment offer.
A second theme park is therefore very good news in the seat of the Catholic church and former capital of the largest Western Empire.
We hailed Magicland park in Valmontone and we are even happier of Cinecittà World because not only it is a theme park but it is also connected to Rome’s identity and cultural production. Cinecittà is the name of country’s most famous movie set, where not only countless films (more recently TV series) were made but also many Hollywood productions.
Cinecittà World is about to open, by the end of the month at the latest, most probably on July 16. Check out our Twitter or Facebook accounts to know when is the first opening day. The ticket will be 29€, for kids under the age of 10 it will be 23, while younger kids whose height is below 1,50m will have complimentary admission.
The theme park, in Castel Romano, 25 kilometers south of Rome, was designed by Dante Ferretti, who won the Academy Award three times as best art director. Twice with Martin Scorsese – the Aviator and Hugo Cabret – and once with Tim Burton – Sweeney Todd.
Its entrance reproduces the historical gate of Cinecittà. The entertainment park also includes a shopping and restaurant section called the Village and a protected park, Cinecittà Natura.
It features movie sets where you can be film director, actor, light technician or play one of the other cinema professions involved in film-making.
There will be movie theaters, shows and Far West style duels.
You can admire the majestic set of “Gangs of New York” that Martin Scorsese wanted to shoot in Cinecittà.
The splash roller coaster will take you to a lake surrounded by Ben Hur’s set.
A film and frame carpet will start from the Moloch Temple, which symbolizes “Le Notti di Cabiria”, Fellini‘s movie that won the Oscar as Best Foreign Film in 1957.
Fun and cinema together!