Location of Filming the Italian Job
The original 1969 film “The Italian Job” was a classic crime caper movie filmed on location in Italy and the UK. Directed by Peter Collinson, the film centers around a gang of robbers plotting a daring heist in Turin.
Production in Turin, Italy
The production of “The Italian Job” took place in several key locations in Turin, Italy. Notable locations featured in the movie include:
- Turin Cathedral Square – the site of the opening bus chase scene and the final chase sequence featuring the trio of Mini Coopers.
- Royal Gardens – the memorable scene where the gang of robbers meet to plan their heist.
- Turin Pedestrian Precinct – the scene where Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) spends his last night in Italy.
- Turin Prison – where Charlie is held captive by Altabani (Rossano Brazzi)
Filming in the UK
Filming of “The Italian Job” also took place in several locations in the UK. These include:
- Cambridgeshire – where numerous scenes of countryside and village life were filmed.
- London – the opening scene featuring the gold bullion being unloaded from the van, and the final scene in which the Minis are joyriding through the city.
- Greater Manchester – where the chase scenes involving the Minis were filmed.
“The Italian Job” is remembered as one of Britain’s greatest films. Filming locations in both Italy and the UK have played a major part in the film’s success and its enduring popularity.