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

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a remake of a 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, but filmed with the touch of the talented Guy Ritchie (responsible of the brilliant Snatch or Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), and set partially in the Mediterranean.

The leading actors form a troupe of sexy and glamorous Hollywood stars, with Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Debicki, Alicia Vikander, and Hugh Grant. This elegant crew will take us to the filming locations in Italy and United Kingdom. Contains no spoilers!

Where was The Man from UNCLE filmed
We start in Rome, just below the Spanish Steps. The Swedish actress Alicia Vikander seems to be the new Audrey Hepburn, who together with Gregory Peck had a ride aboard a Vespa in the classic film from 1953 Roman Holiday. Image courtesy of Warner Bros

The Man from UNCLE Filming Locations
Fontana della Barcaccia (or Fountain of the Ugly Boat) in Piazza di Spagna. A pretty girl in a fountain in Rome... This reminds me of something. Image by Piotr

The Man from UNCLE Italy
Vespa scooters were also part world of La Dolce Vita, another clear reference of the look of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
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This is one of the most popular promotional images of the film. It's supposed that the actors are in a terrace of the Grand Plaza Hotel. However, the statue in the background is standing on the top of Trajan's Column, a bit far from the real location of the luxurious hotel. Image courtesy of Warner Bros

The Man from UNCLE Rome
The scene had to be filmed from the terrace of the building at the left of the picture, in Piazza Venezia. The cupulas belong to Santa Maria di Loreto and Santissimo Nome di Maria al Foro Traiano Churches.
Image by Feng Zhong

The Man from UNCLE Film Locations
This shot was filmed right outside the Grand Plaza Hotel, in Via del Corso.
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The church in the background is San Carlo al Corso, not far from Piazza di Spagna.

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Scene filmed 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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Now we go move south, to Napoli region. In the small port of Corricella, in the island of Procida, were filmed some shots with local fishermen. Image by Porfirio

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View of the island fortress from the movie, a design that picks many elements from the castle of Baia, in Bacoli.
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The Man from UNCLE Fortress
Baia Castle, known as Castello Aragonese (Castle from Aragon). It proved virtually impregnable, dominating the entire Gulf of Pozzuoli. The red house in the bottom -Villa Ferretti- also appears on the film. It turns out that this property was confiscated from the mafia not long ago. Image by Luca Paladino

The Man from UNCLE Napoli
More scenes were also filmed in Castel dell'Ovo, the oldest castle in the city of Naples. Some other shots in Naples that we'll see in the movie include the marina, and a building from Mostra d'Oltremare (a venue for exhibitions).
Image by Cliff Hellis

The Man from UNCLE London
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. In Regent's Park in London (pictured) was built the set of Cafe Gustav, a bathhouse where a fight takes place. Image courtesy of Warner Bros

The Man from UNCLE Goodwood
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 from the 1950s and 1960s. Image courtesy of Warner Bros

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