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7th Apr '18 9:12:57 AM DeepRed
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* In ''Film/TheManFromUNCLE2015'', the majority of the film takes place in SwingingSixties Rome, a city populated with dark haired fashionistas, playboys and villains vaguely connected to Mussolini.

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* In ''Film/TheManFromUNCLE2015'', the majority of the film takes place in SwingingSixties [[TheSixties Swinging Sixties]] Rome, a city populated with dark haired fashionistas, playboys and villains vaguely connected to Mussolini.



* The Eat portion of ''Film/EatPrayLove'' takes place in Rome, a place that apparently exists only to help Julia Roberts reconnect with her sensuality, and supply viewers with copious food and ScenaryPorn.

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* The Eat portion of ''Film/EatPrayLove'' takes place in Rome, a place that apparently exists only to help Julia Roberts reconnect with her sensuality, and supply viewers with copious food and ScenaryPorn.SceneryPorn.
21st Mar '18 8:24:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/MuchAdoAboutNothing'' (1993) was filmed in a Renaissance villa in Tuscany.

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* ''Film/MuchAdoAboutNothing'' (1993) ''Film/MuchAdoAboutNothing1993'' was filmed in a Renaissance villa in Tuscany.
17th Mar '18 4:26:14 AM nabu-san
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* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureVentoAureo'': This tropes is averted, as the protagonists basically trek around the whole of Italy. Although the most significant events appear in Venice and Rome, the cast is Neapolitan, and several fights are set in places such as the ruins of Pompeii, Capri, the island of Sardegna and several scenes happen in the countryside.
** One of its spin-off, non canon novel LightNovel/PurpleHazeFeedback also averts this trope by beginning in Milan and then is mainly set in Sicilia.
29th Dec '17 5:04:53 PM nombretomado
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Apparently, Tuscany has swallowed up the rest of the country, as all the surrounding countryside consists of tomato farms, olive groves, and vineyards. If anybody's got any kind of sound system, expect to hear it blasting either "Funiculì, Funiculà", "O Sole Mio", "Santa Lucia" (all Neapolitan songs) or some famous GiuseppeVerdi aria.[[note]]"Santa Lucia"/"Stella del Mare" has been exported to Lutheran Sweden as a popular Christmas carol with a text full of references to snow, winter darkness and the arrival of the Queen of Lights. Few Swedes actually know of its origins and get puzzled when they hear it in Naples, like in the old ''Tom & Jerry'' cartoon when the protagonists step of a cruise ship there.[[/note]]

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Apparently, Tuscany has swallowed up the rest of the country, as all the surrounding countryside consists of tomato farms, olive groves, and vineyards. If anybody's got any kind of sound system, expect to hear it blasting either "Funiculì, Funiculà", "O Sole Mio", "Santa Lucia" (all Neapolitan songs) or some famous GiuseppeVerdi Music/GiuseppeVerdi aria.[[note]]"Santa Lucia"/"Stella del Mare" has been exported to Lutheran Sweden as a popular Christmas carol with a text full of references to snow, winter darkness and the arrival of the Queen of Lights. Few Swedes actually know of its origins and get puzzled when they hear it in Naples, like in the old ''Tom & Jerry'' cartoon when the protagonists step of a cruise ship there.[[/note]]
1st Dec '17 8:42:20 PM angie710
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There's also a [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly dark side]] to this idyllic country: the time-warped post-war black-and-white Italy that somehow survived till today, directly from neo-realistic movies. It's a dangerous and inhospitable country mostly populated of black clad old women that speak quietly and make emphatic gestures, act as superstitious yet religious fanatics, and still don't own a TV set or a vehicle. The only intelligible words these creatures seem to be able to communicate is some distorted provincial dialect like "goombah", and they still claim to vote for Mussolini ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandra_Mussolini Well, you still can...]]). The remaining population of dark Italy is composed of dark skinned and dark haired (almost Indian looking) [[TheMafia scoundrels]], good-for-nothings or whores.

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There's also a [[UsefulNotes/FascistItaly dark side]] to this idyllic country: the time-warped post-war black-and-white Italy that somehow survived till today, directly from neo-realistic movies. It's a dangerous and inhospitable country mostly populated of [[WidowsWeeds black clad clad]] [[NeverMessWithGranny old women women]] that speak quietly and make emphatic gestures, act as superstitious yet religious fanatics, and still don't own a TV set or a vehicle. The only intelligible words these creatures seem to be able to communicate is some distorted provincial dialect like "goombah", and they still claim to vote for Mussolini ([[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandra_Mussolini Well, you still can...]]). The remaining population of dark Italy is composed of dark skinned and dark haired (almost Indian looking) [[TheMafia scoundrels]], good-for-nothings or whores.
1st Dec '17 8:41:10 PM angie710
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Apparently, Tuscany has swallowed up the rest of the country, as all the surrounding countryside consists of tomato farms and vineyards. If anybody's got any kind of sound system, expect to hear it blasting either "Funiculì, Funiculà", "O Sole Mio", "Santa Lucia" (all Neapolitan songs) or some famous GiuseppeVerdi aria.[[note]]"Santa Lucia"/"Stella del Mare" has been exported to Lutheran Sweden as a popular Christmas carol with a text full of references to snow, winter darkness and the arrival of the Queen of Lights. Few Swedes actually know of its origins and get puzzled when they hear it in Naples, like in the old ''Tom & Jerry'' cartoon when the protagonists step of a cruise ship there.[[/note]]

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Apparently, Tuscany has swallowed up the rest of the country, as all the surrounding countryside consists of tomato farms farms, olive groves, and vineyards. If anybody's got any kind of sound system, expect to hear it blasting either "Funiculì, Funiculà", "O Sole Mio", "Santa Lucia" (all Neapolitan songs) or some famous GiuseppeVerdi aria.[[note]]"Santa Lucia"/"Stella del Mare" has been exported to Lutheran Sweden as a popular Christmas carol with a text full of references to snow, winter darkness and the arrival of the Queen of Lights. Few Swedes actually know of its origins and get puzzled when they hear it in Naples, like in the old ''Tom & Jerry'' cartoon when the protagonists step of a cruise ship there.[[/note]]
3rd Sep '17 3:47:57 PM Anata
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* Subverted in most of the stories in the Anime-inspired literature series, ''Literature/TheSocietyOnDaRun'', take place in an alternate Italy ruled by Italian Space Dragons (it is also their home country). No stereotypes of Italy are seen and if they are, they are PlayedForLaughs or characters point them out.

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* Subverted in most of the stories in the Anime-inspired literature series, ''Literature/TheSocietyOnDaRun'', take place in an alternate Italy ruled by Italian Space Dragons (it is also their home country). No stereotypes of Italy are ar seen and if they are, they are PlayedForLaughs or characters point them out.


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* In ''Film/TheManFromUNCLE2015'', the majority of the film takes place in SwingingSixties Rome, a city populated with dark haired fashionistas, playboys and villains vaguely connected to Mussolini.
* ''Film/UnderTheTuscanSun'', and book it was based on, bring all corny aspects of this trope up to eleven.
* The Eat portion of ''Film/EatPrayLove'' takes place in Rome, a place that apparently exists only to help Julia Roberts reconnect with her sensuality, and supply viewers with copious food and ScenaryPorn.


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** In a flashback of Spike and Drusilla's time in Rome during the 50's, the shot is black and white, everyone is wearing black, smoking, leaning against parked Vespa's and say nothing but "ciao".
31st Jul '17 2:05:05 AM AgProv
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* In keeping with the canonical treatment in the ''{{Discworld}}'' of ''Brindisi'', which is the Disc's UpToEleven "Hollywood Italy", Creator/AAPessimal gleefully alludes to a Mussolini-like dictator called Il Doge, a sort of Vetinari without the subtlety. Among other things, Il Doge allegedly got the coaches to run on time, no mean achievement. An organisation not unlike The Mafia is alluded to and the nation has a cheerful ''domani'' attitude to punctuality and promptness. The national Army has a particular reputation for professional excellence in [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys one military skill]], and witches, called ''vecchia'', abound, In keeping with the trope all brindisian men are required, by legal statute, to be [[KavorkaMan persistent romeos]].

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* In keeping with the canonical treatment in the ''{{Discworld}}'' of ''Brindisi'', which is the Disc's UpToEleven "Hollywood Italy", Creator/AAPessimal gleefully alludes to a Mussolini-like dictator called Il Doge, a sort of Vetinari without the subtlety. Among other things, Il Doge allegedly got the coaches to run on time, no mean achievement. An organisation not unlike The Mafia is alluded to and the nation has a cheerful ''domani'' attitude to punctuality and promptness. The national Army has a particular reputation for professional excellence in [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys one military skill]], and witches, called ''vecchia'', abound, abound. In keeping with the trope all brindisian Brindisian men are required, by legal statute, to be [[KavorkaMan persistent romeos]].
31st Jul '17 2:04:22 AM AgProv
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* In keeping with the canonical treatment in the ''{{Discworld}}'' of ''Brindisi'', which is the Disc's UpToEleven "Hollywood Italy", Creator/AAPessimal gleefully alludes to a Mussolini-like dictator called Il Doge, a sort of Vetinari without the subtlety. Among other things, Il Doge allegedly got the coaches to run on time, no mean achievement. An organisation not unlike The Mafia is alluded to and the nation has a cheerful ''domani'' attitude to punctuality and promptness.

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* In keeping with the canonical treatment in the ''{{Discworld}}'' of ''Brindisi'', which is the Disc's UpToEleven "Hollywood Italy", Creator/AAPessimal gleefully alludes to a Mussolini-like dictator called Il Doge, a sort of Vetinari without the subtlety. Among other things, Il Doge allegedly got the coaches to run on time, no mean achievement. An organisation not unlike The Mafia is alluded to and the nation has a cheerful ''domani'' attitude to punctuality and promptness. The national Army has a particular reputation for professional excellence in [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys one military skill]], and witches, called ''vecchia'', abound, In keeping with the trope all brindisian men are required, by legal statute, to be [[KavorkaMan persistent romeos]].
31st Jul '17 2:00:33 AM AgProv
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* In keeping with the canonical treatment in the ''{{Discworld}}'' of ''Brindisi'', which is the Disc's UpToEleven "Hollywood Italy", Creator/AAPessimal gleefully alludes to a Mussolini-like dictator called Il Doge, a sort of Vetinari without the subtlety. Among other things, Il Doge allegedly got the coaches to run on time, no mean achievement. An organisation not unlike The Mafia is alluded to and the nation has a cheerful ''domani'' attitude to punctuality and promptness.
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* The ''{{Discworld}}'' of Creator/TerryPratchett introduces ''Brindisi'', which is the Disc's UpToEleven Italy. Brindisi owes a lot to "Hollywood Italy" and takes the obvious tropes of opera, pasta, calamari and big flamboyant men with ornate moustaches all the way. Italian is also mangled via food names and typical opera lyrics.
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