Looks like Cinecittà Studios are opening there doors to the public allowing us lesser beings to visit the studios.
This means it will be possible to visit the set of Rome !!! :D
The exhibition is called "Cinecittà Si Mostra" from 29th April till 30th November 2011
It is possible to buy tickets from the 20th April, the price is 10 euro, there are also some reductions.
All of the information I found on this website: www.cinecittasimostra.it
Vanessa in her email kindly Translated the information from the website ....
An extraordinary journey in the Studios of Cinecittà to discover the secrets of Cinema.
It will be open to public on 29th April Cinecittà Si Mostra, for the first time the Studios of Cinecittà will be open to public, in occasion of 150 years of Italy.
The exhibit will trace the history of Cinecittà: scenes, costumes, sets, characters – actors, movie directors, producers – who have been in what was defined “factory of dreams”
Cinecittà has always been the place where a dream becomes “real”, where creators and professional people have the possibility to make their dreams come true: they go in with a screenplay and come out with a finished movie.
All of this is possible thanks to theatres and laboratory where the entire production process fulfill, but specially thanks to the experience and professionalism of people who work in Cinecittà.
The exhibit starts as a tribute to all of the people who have made Cinecittà so great, and to all who work “behind the scenes” and with their talent contribute to the creation of a movie.
The expositive route introduces every specific phase of production of a movie, from the screenplay to post production, retraceing the job and crafts of figures involved on the realization of finished product.
In the hall dedicated to costumes it is possible to admire the talent of costume designers and dressmakers, in the scenography hall the inventive and ability of set designer and handicrafts.
Cinecittà Si Mostra is even for little ones with Cinebimbi, laboratory dedicated to children to experiment, play and have fun.
Many expositive spaces, both inside and outside, from Palazzina Direzione Generale, to Palazzina Fellini,
passing by viale Broadway crossing the set of Gangs of New York of Martin Scorsese, to the set of imperial Rome.
A path in the magic world of Cinecittà among protagonists of cinema.
The exhibition Cinecittà Si Mostra offers, for the first time to public, the possibility of walking through Cinecittà like many protagonists of Italian and international cinema who have shot in this Studios: to walk along theatres of drama, laboratories, properties, open-space sets and to run into people who work here every day and with their job have contribute,and still do, to make Cinecittà a unique place and the boast of art of Italian cinematographic industry.
Fil rouge of the exhibit is the magic of ‘making cinema’, retracing the realization of a movie in its various artistic and technical elements.
The public will be welcome at the entrance with words from films screenplays shot in the Studios: crossed the entrance of Palazzina Presidenziale Direzione Generale visitors will be in the heart of the exhibition: lights, images, sounds that wrap oneself. Then continues in the hall dedicated to costume to admire the ability of costume designers,by a selection of item of clothing wore by cinema's divas during some important films.
The scenography hall emphasises phases of studio and preparation of scenography from the moment when the set is equipped.
Then there is the post production hall to explain all of the process that fallows filming of a movie, cutting room, press.
Next is Palazzina Fellini with the history of Cinecittà and of cinema’s protagonists equipped with movie theatres dedicated to producers.
There is also CineBimbi, laboratory for little ones, place to play, be creative and have fun.
From indoors to open areas, crossing Avenue of Broadway, set of Gangs of New York by Martin Scorsese, arriving to the great set of ROME of Ceasar straordinary construction where the magic continues.
Tickets can be purchased from this site Italian/ English(Google Translation)