In the new Inferno movie, based off the book series by Dan Brown, Robert Langdon is faced with another impossible task of saving the world. Just like he did in the previous books, Robert travels all over the world following clues and tips to stop criminal masterminds.
In the DaVinci Code, we watched as Robert was taken all over Paris, London, and Scotland before solving the case. In Angels and Demons, we were captivated by all the fascinating history Rome and the Vatican had to offer. In the Lost Symbol (not turned into a movie) we read about Langdon’s travels all over Washington DC.
In the fourth book and third movie, we watch as the college professor, Robert Langdon travels from Florence to Venice and Istanbul solving clues to save the 1/3 of the world’s population from a biological plague. Here are the locations Langdon visits in the book and movie, Inferno.
The capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, Florence has been called the birthplace of the Renaissance. With beautiful architecture, thousands of historical artifacts, and of course delicious authentic Italian food and wine, it’s no wonder that Florence receives over 13 million visitors a year.
Florence is known for its many museums like the Accademia Gallery where you can see Michelangelo’s David as well as other magnificent artwork, it is also one of the locations visited in the movie.
Some of the most striking and most visited locations, that also happen to be in the movie, in Florence are;
- The Palazzo Vecchio which is the ruling body of the Republic of Florence.
- The magnificent Florence Cathedral
- Ponte Vecchio which is one of the cities most famous bridges that spans the Arno River
The Florence Duomo, which is perhaps the most famous Cathedral in Florence.
Being the capital of the Tuscany region, you are just a short drive away from the rolling hills, beautiful vineyards, and walled cities that dust the Tuscan region. When visiting Florence, if you have the time, I highly recommend visiting some of these cities like San Gimignano and Sienna. You will get to experience an old world, rustic feeling that Italy is famous for.
Venice is the capital of the Veneto Region and is best known for being the “floating city”. Venice is separated into 117 small islands connected by bridges and is most famous for its canals. On average, over 50,000 tourists come to Venice each day to take a gondola ride along the canals, see the incredible architecture and visit all of the sites that were visited in the Inferno movie, like:
- The Grand Canal where you can take a romantic gondola ride or stroll along the sidewalks visiting little restaurants or shops along the way.
- The Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal is probably the most famous bridge in Venice.
- Visit some of the churches from the movie, like the San Simeone Piccolo or the San Geremia
- St Mark’s Square, or Piazza San Marco in Italian, is an incredibly famous landmark not only for its history but a number of movies and shows filmed at this particular location. While there visit the Doge’s Palace, also in the movie!
You can get some wonderful handmade blown glass items on the island of Murano
There is so much to do and see in Venice. If you visit in February, you can partake or just people watch during the Carnival of Venice where people dress up in costumes and wear beautiful masks, another item that is well known for in Venice. Don’t worry, no matter when you go you will always be able to pick up a mask for yourself!
Istanbul is the most populated city in Turkey with over 14 million residents.
It sits right on the Bosphorus Strait which separates Europe from Asia and is considered the largest European city. Historically known as Constantinople and Byzantine, it was instrumental in the advancement of Christianity during the Roman and Byzantine times before it was conquered by the Ottomans in 1453. Over 12 million people come to Istanbul annually and in 2015 was ranked the 5th most visited city. With so much to do, not to mention the historical significance of the city, the vibrant city will keep you busy for days! Some of the most visited and historical sites were also in the Inferno movie.
- Visit the famous Grand Bazaar where you can find everything from spices to Turkish rugs. Visiting the world’s largest bazaar that spans 61 streets and 4,000 shops, is truly a memorable site.
- The Blue Mosque, which was built in 1609, is said to be the inspiration for Cinderella’s castle at Disney World.
Hagia Sophia was first a Greek Orthodox Christian Church from 537 to 1453 AD, then it was an Ottoman Mosque from 1453 to 1931. From 1931 till now it has been a secular museum. Truly a historical site!
- Topkapi Palace was a palace for the Ottoman Sultans for almost 400 years, now it is a museum and a major tourist attraction.
- The Basilica Cistern is the largest of several hundred cisterns under Istanbul. Built in the 6th century the Basilica Cistern was used as a water filtration system for the Great Palace of Constantinople as well as many other buildings. It was later used to provide water to the Topkapi Palace.
Istanbul and the surrounding areas are unique in culture, historical and religious significance. For those that love history, this city is not one to be missed.
We’ve Been There!
There are many different ways to experience all of these wonderful cities from the Inferno movie. Visiting them by land or sea will give you different perspectives of each city and the wonders they hold. As with any good movie, all of these cities are now hosting Inferno tours where you are able to visit each of the locations the Langdon did in the movie.
Our agents at Fox Travel have been to all of these cities, some, many times. So if you have any questions or would like more information on traveling to any of these locations, please contact your favorite travel specialist at 281-363-0808.
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