The Portrait of a Lady, starring Nicole Kidman, is set in a villa near Lucca with typical Baroque gardens, a perfect setting for the story of a woman playing the part of a perfect wife to an upper class man, meanwhile inside she is a tortured woman desperate to break free. The villa mirrors this character, with its perfectly geometric facade but has a dark and mysterious interior.
A Room with a View (with Florence in the background) is a British romance drama film Academy Awards nominated adaptation directed by James Ivory. Set in England and Italy, it is about a young woman in the restrictive and repressed culture of Edwardian era England and her developing love for a free-spirited young man.
James Bond, Quantum of solace (2006), opening scene in the mountains near Carrara, ending up in Siena. Quantum of Solace (2008) is the twenty-second James Bond film produced by Eon Productions, and is the direct sequel to the 2006 film Casino Royale.
La meglio gioventù (The best of youth) is a 2003 Italian film directed by Marco Tullio Giordana. The film is set in different regions of Italy. There is a scene set in Florence that narrates the big 1966 flood.