Cinema: Matera, set for new 007 film is a hotel room

Set under construction for 'Bond 25'

12 August, 12:54

    (ANSAmed) - MATERA, AUGUST 12 - A hotel room with three large windows overlooking Matera's ancient districts ''Sassi'' is the set being built in the southern Italian city - the 2019 European capital of culture - where one of the scenes of ''Bond 25'' will be filmed. The title of the new James Bond film is temporary.

    The set under construction is located below one of the most breathtaking views of the ancient city known for the grottoes where families used to live, the Sassi (stones) carved out of the limestone that date back to Matera's prehistoric age.

    UNESCO in 1993 declared the Sassi, once a symbol of the city's extreme poverty, a world heritage site.

    The set has become a tourist attraction during the holiday season with many taking selfies with the room in the background.

    The production will be filming in several areas of the old city of Matera and in the Murgia area: another location is in Gravina in Puglia, near Bari. (ANSAmed)
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