10 European Destinations You Might Know From the Silver Screen
From the Grand Budapest Hotel to the Corleone compound, these film-famous locations are open for business.
Have you ever traveled through Europe and thought, “I know this place from somewhere?”
It might not be déjà vu. Many European cities, shorelines, and passageways were featured in beloved Hollywood films, from The Godfather, shot in Southern Italy, to The Sound of Music, which takes place in the Austrian Alps. While Europe is known for its Medieval flair, 19th-century buildings, and tiny, winding streets, it’s also been a prime shooting location for blockbuster franchises ranging from Harry Potter to Game of Thrones. From scenic beaches to remote Mediterranean islands, here are the top 10 most famous movie hotspots to hunt down during your next trip to Europe.