Producer
Director
Beatrice von Schilling
Editor
Genre
History
Broadcaster
WDR
Length
1 x 45'
Format
Digital Betacam
Year
2009
Bella Italia
A journey through time over the Brenner Pass

The dream of the sunny south - it captures millions of Germans every year. One of their favourite holiday destinations: Italy. What is there to the myth of "Bella Italia"? What do Germans look for beyond the Alps and what do they find?

The land where lemons bloom: Since the 1950s, "Bella Italia" has been the Germans' favourite travel destination. Sun, sea, beach and "Dolce vita à la Italiana" have captivated German tourists for half a century now.

A fascinating journey through time takes us to the favourite places of German visitors across Italy: from the Pearl of the Adriatic through idyllic Tuscany to the chic on Capri.

First broadcast: Sat., 28 March 2009, 3:15 p.m., ARD.

 

Bella Italia - A journey through time over the Brenner Pass

The dream of the sunny south - it captures millions of Germans every year. One of their favourite holiday destinations: Italy. What is there to the myth of "Bella Italia"? What do Germans look for beyond the Alps and what do they find?

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