Cinema and music in Latina
One of the youngest cities in Italy, founded in 1932, Latina has for years welcomed Italian cinema, which here meets the austerity and precision of rationalist architecture that begins our journey. In 1983 Marco Ferreri chose the central Piazza del Popolo and Piazza della Libertà as a set for his film "Storia di Piera" (starring Marcello Mastroianni).
In the heart of the Agro Pontino we find the Fogliano lake, which has "interpreted" the river Nilo in the Ben Hur colossal.
The Domenico Francioni stadium, home of Latina Calcio, the beloved team of the pontine capital, is also very popular in cinema. Here, in the field of Piazzale Natale Prampolini, the famous scenes of "4-4-2 The most beautiful game in the world" were produced, produced by Paolo Virzì, "Storia di Piera" by Marco Ferreri and "Polvere di stelle", directed and interpreted by Albero Sordi, where the stadium was turned into a barracks occupied by the Nazis.
The Oscar-winner Paolo Sorrentino has also shot a film in Latina. This is "The friend of the family", where we can recognize Piazza del Popolo, via Filippo Corridoni and the church of Santa Rita in Viale Guido Rossa.
In recent years, the city has also been chosen by famous Italian singers, who wanted to immortalize it in their most famous videoclips. We remember, among others, Francesco Renga with his song "La vita possibile", whose shooting took place inside and outside the aqueduct.
Many have recognized Latina in the video of "A peaceful life" by Francesco Tricarico, which was shot in various districts of the capital of the Pontine: Piazza del Popolo, corso della Repubblica, the Intendenza di Finanza and the public gardens "Falcone e Borsellino".