Star Wars in Caserta, the Reggia location of the film

by Federico D'Addato

There Palace of Caserta she surrendered, in the course of her history, home to numerous events cinematographic nor the saga of Star Wars, or better, "Star Wars“, It is excluded.

Star Wars in Caserta, the Reggia location of the film
Star Wars cosplay at the Royal Palace of Caserta

The real locations of the filming of Star Wars

George Lucas, director of the saga that characterized, together with game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings e Harry Potter, the vision of the Fantasy level global, did not spare the Beautiful country to shoot many of the film's cult scenes.

The Royal Palace of Caserta in fact it was hero indirect, as a film set, of the episodes of "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" And "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones“, Respectively, chronologically, the first and the second chapter of the series, shot in 1999 and 2002.

Star Wars in Caserta, the Reggia location of the film
Clash between the Jedi and the Sith

In the prequel the scene of Darth Sidious that "friendly”Talk to i nemoidians by Darth Maul in the form of a hologram.

The structure, "Attack of the clones“, Represents the Planet Naboo Palace, Of Padmé Amidala, played by Natalie Portman, which during the "first”Trilogy will begin to have feelings towards the young Jedi Anakin Skywalker indirectly becoming the reason for his passage from light side, never quite expressed, to that dark.

Transition that will lead him to become Darth Vader, or Vader in Italy, e (spoiler) father of Luke e Leila Skywalker, born from the beloved Padme.

Star Wars in Caserta, the Reggia location of the film
The Twitter account of the Royal Palace of Caserta pays homage to Queen Padmé Amidala

The Royal Palace, from Vanvitelli to the directors

It was the architect Vanvitelli to conceive, to design and realize the Royal Palace of Caserta, a palace of forty-five thousand square meters, with one thousand and two hundred rooms.

Without forgetting, as decorations, the countless frescoes, bas-reliefs, sculptures, artistic works of inestimable value and gardens and fountains.

The history of the Palace has a historical and cultural importance deeply rooted in the territory, but also an attraction for tourists and, declined in this case, directors.

Lina Wertmüller selected, during the shooting of the film "I hope I manage“, Released in 1992, also Caserta among the sets.

The history of the Sperelli master, set in Corzano, the imaginary village inspired by Arzano, has had the most disparate locations, such as Naples, San Giorgio a Cremano, in the same Palace and in Puglia, precisely in the old town of Taranto, to Corato it's at Barletta.

Star Wars in Caserta, the Reggia location of the film
Maestro Sperelli, played by Paolo Villaggio, with his schoolchildren

Star Wars and other sagas in the Royal Palace of Caserta: Angels and Demons and Mission Impossible III

Not only Star Wars, but also other sagas films "blockbusters”Were shot in the wonderful work of Vanvitelli.

The third chapter of the story of Ethan Hunt, Mission Impossible III, released in 2006, directed by JJ Abrams, who will direct two of the most recent episodes of Star Wars, that of 2015: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens“, The first of the last era Disney, And "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker“, In 2019, it is set right in the bell structure.

Star Wars in Caserta, the Reggia location of the film
Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt, protagonist of Mission Impossible, the third chapter is filmed in Caserta

Hunt in his adventures is in Vatican, to Rome, In the Trevi district, while Tom Cruise instead he plays near the Royal Palace of Caserta.

Lastly, we cannot fail to mention the series of books, and films, of Dan Brown, bitterly challenged or acclaimed, but in any case never indifferent.

Angels and Demons“, Released in 2009, has Italy as a designated destination, this product having also been shot, between The capital and the UNESCO heritage building.

Star Wars in Caserta, the Reggia location of the film
In Angels and Demons the chamberlain, Ewan McGregor, was also Obi Wan Kenobi

In the movie Tom Hanks tries to unmask the chamberlain, guilty of hatching a plot against the church, which, however, manages to foil.

Patrick McKenna, the villan, is played by Ewan McGregor, or Obi Wan Kenobi.

Sources:

Star Wars, all the real places of the saga

The locations of Star Wars: Royal Palace of Caserta

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