Bella Italia – A Time Travel to Italy

The dream of heading south for the sun - every year millions of Germans succumb to it. One of the most popular holiday destinations is Italy. What is behind the myth of "Bella Italia"? What do Germans look for on the far side of the Alps - and what do they find there?

The country where lemon trees blossom: since the 1950s "Bella Italia" has been the most popular holiday destination for Germans. Sun, sea, sand - and the "Dolce vita à la Italiana" - have been captivating German tourists for over half a century now.

A fascinating journey through time takes us to the favorite holiday resorts for German tourists, from the Pearl of the Adriatic through the idyllic Tuscany to the chic life on Capri.

Length 1 x 45'
Year 2009
Genre Documentary
Format Digital Betacam
Director Beatrice von Schilling
Boadcast WDR