On the Set of Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cortina d'Ampezzo is a natural stage of rare beauty, set in a valley taken straight from the movies

Cortina d'Ampezzo is a natural stage of rare beauty, set in a valley taken straight from the movies.

From the first feature film by Luis Trenker and Karl Hartl, "Mountains in flames" from 1931, the Ampezzan summits and valley have continued to lend their charm to the world of cinema, and not only to movies dedicated to the mountain like "Pian delle Stelle" by Giorgio Ferroni (1946) and "Montagna di Cristallo" by Anton and Cass.

The peaks of Lagazuoi and Falzarego, for example, were transformed into the gaunt and icy landscape of Utah by Sergio Corbucci, in his western "Il Grande Silenzio" (1968).

Even the glamorous Faye Dunaway could not resist the call of the Queen, which hosted her during the filming of "Lovers" by Vittorio de Sica.

And of course, one cannot forget Roger Moore, alias James Bond, in the Ampezzo valley in "For your eyes only". In 1993, Sylvester Stallone filmed "Cliffhanger" in the mountains around Cortina d'Ampezzo, with the famous 5-Torri, Cristallo, and Lagazuoi as stunning backdrops.

In Black Edwards’ hilarious "Pink Panther", Claudia Cardinale and Peter Sellers created an unforgettable comedy set in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

In 2013, Ernst Gossner brought Claudia Cardinali to Cortina d'Ampezzo, together with actors William Moseley, Eugenia Costantini and Corrado Invernizzi, to film "The Silent Mountain".

The most recent Hollywood production shot in Cortina d'Ampezzo is the 2015 remake of the 1991 success "Point Break", with stunning footage from the Ampezzo mountains.