Italy is the land of romance, passion, and art. Italian films are known for their deep emotional connection and the way they depict love and relationships. Watching a classic Italian film with your loved one can be the perfect way to spend a romantic night in. Why not add a cold bottle of Prosecco, a box of delicious Majani chocolates, and perhaps a few candles to get the atmosphere going, do not forget a box of tissues. Then just start getting comfortable.
Here are ten classic Italian films that are perfect for a romantic night in.
1. “La Dolce Vita” (1960) Federico Fellini is one of the greatest Italian films of all time. It is a story of a cynical journalist who is searching for the meaning of life in the midst of a hedonistic society. The film is a masterpiece of Italian cinema and Marcello Mastroianni is delicious.
2. “L'Avventura” (1960) Michelangelo Antonioni is a story of a woman who disappears on a yacht trip with her lover. The film explores the themes of love, loss, and isolation. It is perfect for couples who want to delve into the complexities of relationships.
3. “Cinema Paradiso” (1988) Giuseppe Tornatore is a nostalgic tale of a boy who grows up in a village cinema, and his unconditional love for films. The film depicts the power of cinema to bring communities together and celebrates the magic of filmmaking. It is a perfect choice for couples who love the art of cinema.
4. "A Room With A View" (1985). James Ivory. The story of an English girl who falls madly in love with an Italian man while experiencing the beauty of Florence.
5. "Call me By Your Name" (2017). Luca Guadagnino. The coming of age of a young man who falls in love with an American student who spends the summer at his family's villa in Italy.
6. "Roman Holiday" (1953). William Wyler. A sweet and charming story of a princess who falls in love with a journalist while in Rome.
7. "Il Postino" (1994). Michael Radford. Mario, a postman on a small Italian island falls in love with the beautiful Beatrice.
8. "The Great Beauty (2013). Paolo Sorrentino. Visually perfect and a story of a writer who reflects on his past romances and the emptiness of his current life.
9. "An Italian Romance" (2004). Carlo Mazzacurati. The story of the long-lasting love affair between married man Giovanni and Maria, a relationship which survives the war in Africa, and his relationship with his wife until Maria decides to break it off. Nine years later, they meet again...
10. "I Girasoli" (1970). Vittorio De Sica. Giovanna, an Italian woman played by Sophia Loren, refuses to believe that her husband, Italian soldier Antonio, is dead after he is declared missing in action in Russia. Desperate to find him, she travels to Russia years after the war ended. While Giovanna has remained faithful, she eventually finds her husband living in Moscow with a wife and daughter. The story of love, loss, hope, and heartbreak is masterfully woven into one of the greatest romantic Italian movies of all time.