Filming Locations: Where was The Man from U.N.C.L.E. filmed?

Where was The Man from UNCLE filmed
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an elegant remake of the classic TV series from the 60s, set during the Cold War. A top CIA agent infiltrates in East Berlin to track down the daughter of a Nazi scientist who can create an atomic bomb for a criminal organisation. The American agent and another one from KGB will team up with the girl, to face together the common enemy.

The movie is a classic spy-action-comedy, filmed with a Guy Ritchie flavor (Snatch, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels). The leading actors form a troupe of sexy and glamorous Hollywood stars, headed by Alicia Vikander, Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Debicki and Hugh Grant. They will take us to the dazzling filming locations in Italy and the United Kingdom where the movie is set. Contains no spoilers!

The Man from UNCLE Filming Locations
We start in Rome, just below the Spanish Steps in the Fontana della Barcaccia (or Fountain of the Ugly Boat) in Piazza di Spagna. The Swedish actress Alicia Vikander is a sort of new Audrey Hepburn. If you are in Rome you have to ride a Vespa scooter in style like Hepburn and Gregory Peck did in the 1953 classic film Roman Holiday. Image by Piotr

The cast with a Vespa in the Spanish Square
Vespa scooters were also part world of La Dolce Vita, another clear inspiration for the look of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Grand Plaza Hotel shoot
The spies are staying in the magnific the Grand Plaza Hotel, a 5-star historic hotel in the heart of the Eternal City at 126 Via del Corso. The Roman branch of John Wick's Continental Hotel from the second installment of the saga was also shot here.

The Man from UNCLE cast in Rome
In the scene pictured, the secret agent trio is allegedly in the terrace of the Grand Plaza Hotel. However, the statue in the background is standing on the top of Trajan's Column, almost a mile away from the real location of the luxurious hotel.

Piazza Venezia buildings
The scene was filmed in the terrace of the building at the left of the picture, in Piazza Venezia. The cupulas belong to two different churches: Santa Maria di Loreto and Santissimo Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano.
Image by Feng Zhong

The Theater of Marcellus Ruins scene
A scene was shot late at night in a corner of what is left from the magnificent Theater of Marcellus, built 13 years before the birth of Christ. Image by Henry Cavill News

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The Convent of Santa Teresa di Caprarola and the nearby splendid Villa Farnese in the north of Rome doubled as the Vinciguerra estate.

The Man from UNCLE Island
The next few locations are situated in the Gulf of Naples in Campania. Some shots with local fishermen were filmed in the small and colorful port of Corricella in the island of Procida. Image by Porfirio

The Man from UNCLE island
The Victoria and Alexander Vinciguerra island was made combining the banana shape of Vivara Island and adding to it the Aragonese Castle of Baia in Bacoli from the wonderful island of Ischia. Image courtesy of Warner Bros

Island of Ischia Castle
Baia Castle, also known as Castello Aragonese (Castle from Aragon) is a fortress which proved virtually impregnable, dominating the entire Gulf of Pozzuoli. The red house in the bottom -Villa Ferretti- also appears in the film. It turns out that this property was confiscated from the mafia not long ago. Image by Luca Paladino

Castel dell Ovo
Some more scenes were also filmed at Castel dell'Ovo, the oldest castle in the city of Naples. Some other shots in Naples that appear in the movie include the marina and a building from Mostra d'Oltremare (a venue for exhibitions). Image by Cliff Hellis

The London locations
The rest of the filming locations are found in the United Kingdom. Some exterior scenes with vehicles were shot in the Cambrian Mountains near Aberystwyth, Wales. The set of Cafe Gustav and the bathhouse in Berlin (the city where the fictional town of Winden from Dark series is filmed), was built at Regent's Park in London.

Goodwood Circuit
The Goodwood Circuit is a historic venue for motor racing fans, near Chichester in West Sussex. It fits very well to the spirit of the film: Every year there is a retro car meeting -Goodwood Revival-, a festival that recreates the golden era of motor sport of the 1950s and 1960s.

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The Wartburg vs. Trabant car chase scene was filmed at the Historic Dockyard Chatham and at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. The boat chase scenes were shot at London Docklands.

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