A Room with a View is a 1985 British romance film directed by James Ivory and based on the novel of the same name by EM Forster. It was written by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and produced by Ismail Merchant (1908). Maggie Smith, Denholm Elliott, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench and Simon Callow star alongside Helena Bonham Carter and Julian Sands as Lucy and George, respectively.
It is about a young woman named Lucy Honeychurch in the final throes of the restricted and repressive culture of Edwardian England, and her budding love for a free-spirited young man named George Emerson. By using chapter titles to separate the topics, the film closely follows the novel.
A Room with a View was a box office success and received critical acclaim. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture) and won three: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design at the 59th Academy Awards. It has also won a Golden Globe and five British Academy Film Awards.
Room With View Filming Locations
Room With A View’s filming locations include many locations in North America, but the majority of filming took place in England and Italy. We will now dive into different locations in Italy and England where Room With A View was filmed.
A Room with a View in Italy Movie Locations
1. Via dei Girolami in Florence.
The film begins with a shot of “a room with a view” and it delivers on that promise. But the view is terrible. It’s not the Arno river in Florence, as one might imagine, but a strange alley called Via dei Girolami.
2. Lungarno degli Archibusieri, 4, Florence, Hotel Degli Orafi
A Room with a View is a hotel and a bed and breakfast. This is what you would call a guest house. Charlotte and Lucy are staying at the Pension Bertolini, which is said to be located on the Arno River (hence the promised view, which Lucy finally gets). It was Hotel Quisiana e Ponte Vecchio in real life at the time of filming. Unfortunately, it was damaged by a car bomb in the early 1990s. Early in the film, the Ponte Vecchio appears in a few establishing shots.
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3. Villa di Maiano is located at 1 Via del Salviatino in Maiano.
In addition to Hotel Degli Orafi, I have good sources that Villa di Maiano, just outside Florence, also served as a stand-in for some of the interiors at Pension Bertolini.
4. Piazza Della Santissima Annunziata in Florence.
Charlotte flies to Florence to explore with the eccentric Eleanor, our next A Room with a View Italy location, while Lucy sleeps in and plays at the Pension. They admire the equestrian monument of Ferdinand I in Florence’s Piazza Della Santissima Annunziata. When they see the Emersons heading for the Loggia dei Servi di Maria, they decide to stay back so they don’t have to talk to them.
A Room with a View film locations in England
1. Foxwold House is located in Brasted Chart, Kent, on Piper’s Lane.
Lucy travels to England, where she receives a quick proposal from the well-to-do Cecil Vyse. Windy Corner, a simple but luxurious estate in the village of Summer street, Surrey, is the name of his estate. In reality, Foxwold House on Piper’s Lane in Brasted Chart, Kent, is a private residence. As a result, you probably won’t be able to visit this area as it is private property.
2. Edenbridge, village of Chiddingstone in Kent.
Lucy and Cecil went for a walk in the village of Summerstreet to get away from their own engagement celebration. One of the most attractive locations in A Room with a View is a small row of Tudor houses that serves as the entire village. Chiddingstone Village in Kent is another National Trust site.
3. Chiddingstone, Kent’s St Mary’s the Virgin Church.
The young couple observe Reverend Beebe’s Church (played by Simon Callow), which is St Mary’s the Virgin Church in Chiddingstone, Kent, during their walk. They discuss who should rent the vacant Honeychurch cottage with him.
4. The Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman is located at 167 Queen’s Gate in South Kensington.
You’ll miss this A Room with a View filming site if you blink! Lucy writes to the two Miss Alans she met at the Florence Pension, inviting them to rent the charming family cottage in Summerstreet. In their middle-class London home, they read his letter aloud. It was the Estonian Embassy at the time of filming. Today, it serves as an embassy to the Sultanate of Oman.
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