Tuscania – Photo Gallery – Then & Now

 

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T001 – Leonard and Olivia enjoying a break from rehearsals of the wedding scene – walking up the Str. S. Pietro (June 1967). The town of Tuscania is in the background.
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T001N – The view today (June 2019)
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T002 – Leonard and Olivia walking up to the Basilica di San Pietro
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T002N -The view today (June 2019)
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T003 – Scene 23 – opening panning shot R to L – view from Fr. Laurence’s Convent garden
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T003N – Same view today (June 2019) from the rear of the Torri di S. Pietro across the valley south of Tuscania . Private land – no public access. The road below is the SP3.
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T004 – Scene 23 – Romeo arrives at the Convent garden to speak with Friar Laurence of his desire to wed Juliet
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T004N – View today (June 2019) of the rear elevations of the Torri di San Pietro with the N. doorway of Tower 1, where Leonard had been standing at the start of Scene 23. Private land – no public access.
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T005 – Scene 23 cont. – a view of the wilderness of Fr. Laurence’s rare herb garden
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T005N – View today (June 2019). The wildness still exists in the land immediately in front of the Torri di San Pietro. Private land – no public access.
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T006 – Scene 23 cont. – Fr. Laurence and Romeo walk to the Convent church in animated conversation
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T006N – This part of Scene 23 was shot at the E. doorway of Tower 1. There are no steps to the right. They were specially constructed for the movie. View as at June 2019.
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T007 – Scene 23 cont. – Fr. Laurence and Romeo move from the garden to the Convent church
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T007N – The view today (June 2019). This is the N door of the Basilica.
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T008 -Scene 23 cont. – Fr. Laurence and Romeo enter the Convent church
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T008N. View today (June 2019). Friar Laurence’s Convent church is actually the Basilica di San Pietro, which doubled also in later scenes as the Cathedral of Verona. Leonard and Milo entered the building via the N. doorway of the church, but actually emerge (for the interior scene) through the S. doorway.
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T009 – Scene 23 cont. – Fr. Laurence climbs the steps to the nave of the church
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T009N – View today (June 2019) of the south staircase up to the nave of the Basilica di San Pietro
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T010 – Scene 23 ends in the Convent church
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T010N – This part of the “Convent church” is the S. aisle of the nave of the Basilica di San Pietro. View today (June 2019).
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T011 – Scene 25 – Cathedral in Verona – Interior: Romeo meets the Nurse
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T011N: The nave of the Basilica di S. Pietro. View today (June 2019).
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T012: Scene 25 cont.: Romeo tells the Nurse of his plans to marry Juliet
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T012N: Camera angle from the S. aisle across the nave to the N. aisle. In the movie, screens were erected at the back of the N. aisle to improve the background.
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T013 – Scene 28: Convent church -“Juliet enters and darts like an arrow into Romeo’s arms”
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T013N: The nave of the Basilica di. S. Pietro used as the nave of the Convent church. View today (June 2019).
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T014 – Scene 28 cont.: Sacristy of the Convent church. Direction: “We see the two young people, frail, slight, anxious, kneel down in front of the altar, under the lofty, bare vault”.
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T014N: The Sanctuary of the Basilica di S. Pietro today, preserved after the earthquake of 1971. View today – June 2019.
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T015 – Scene 28 cont. Fr. Laurence: “For by your leaves, you shall not stay alone, Till holy Church incorporate two in one”.
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T015N: The mosaic floor of the Sanctuary. View today – June 2019.
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T016 – Scene 62: Crypt of the Capulets -Interior -Night Direction: “Romeo begins to climb down into the crypt”
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T016N: Crypt of the Basilica di S. Pietro – N. staircase. View today (June 2019)
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T017 – Scene 62 cont. Direction: “Scattered all over the crypt we can see bones, skulls, the dusty remains of those who have been buried for along time … Romeo draws near to Juliet’s body, raising the torch.”
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T017N – The parallel stone columns in the crypt of the Basilica di S. Pietro. View today (June 2019)
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T018 – Scene 62 cont. Direction: “Romeo drinks the poison and at once turns pale”.
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T018N – The fresco used as the background for Romeo’s poisoning scene. West wall of the crypt in the Basilica di San Pietro. View today (June 2019).
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T019: Friar John sets off from Verona to Mantua. This does not appear as a separate scene in the shooting script
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T019N: View today (June 2019). Arched entrance way to the Basilica with the (West) Torre di S. Pietro in the background.