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The Republic of Italy (Italian: Repubblica Italiana) or Italy is a republic in southern Europe on the Apennine peninsula jutting into the Mediterranean Sea and nearby islands. The area of Italy is about 300,000 square kilometers and the population is about 59.2 million. The capital of Italy is Rome, with other historically or currently significant cities being Milan, Turin, Naples, Florence and Venice.

Italy's neighboring countries are France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The dwarf states of San Marino and the Vatican are surrounded by Italian territory, while the Italian exclave, Campione d'Italia, is surrounded by Swiss territory.

The current area of Italy was once the core area of the Roman Empire. After the collapse of the empire in 476, the region was divided into numerous small principalities. The Italian state was founded in 1861. In the 1920s, the rise of fascism led to a totalitarian dictatorship, which was abolished in 1943. In June 1946, a republic was formed in Italy, and in December 1947, a republican constitution was adopted, which came into force on January 1, 1948.

Italy is featured in From Russia with Love, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Spectre and No Time to Die.


For characters of Italian nationality, see Category:Italians.



Locations in Italy, where events regarding James Bond stories occur, include:

  • Abruzzo
  • Aosta Valley
  • Apulia
  • Basilicata
    • Matera (No Time To Die)
  • Calabria
  • Campania
  • Emilia-Romagna
  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • Lazio
    • Rome (Spectre (film))
  • Liguria
  • Lombardy
    • Lake Como (Casino Royale (2006))
    • Lake Garda (Quantum of Solace (film))
  • Marche
  • Molise
  • Piedmont
    • Cannobio (Nobody Lives for Ever)
  • Sardinia
    • Costa Smeralda (The Spy Who Loved Me (film))
  • Sicily
  • Trentino-South Tyrol
  • Tuscany
    • Siena (Quantum of Solace (film))
  • Umbria
  • Veneto
    • Venice (From Russia with Love (film), Moonraker, Casino Royale (2006))
    • Cortina d’Ampezzo (For Your Eyes Only (film))


From Russia with Love (1963)[]

Bond and Tatiana are in Venice briefly at the end of From Russia with Love.

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)[]

In The Spy Who Loved Me, Bond visits the Italian island of Sardinia in The Spy Who Loved Me (after KGB operative Anya Amasova directed them there, Bond had originally thought of going to the French island of Corsica).

Moonraker (1979)[]

In Moonraker, Bond is in Venice in Italy with a gondola which drives on land.

For Your Eyes Only (1981)[]

In For Your Eyes Only, he is being chased by an East German olympic skier named Erich Kriegler.

Casino Royale (2006)[]

In Casino Royale, James Bond and Vesper go to Venice for a romantic trip after the death of Le Chiffre.

Quantum of Solace (2008)[]

In Quantum Of Solace, when putting Mr. White in the trunk of his Aston Martin DBS V12, being chased by his men's Alfa Romeo's then driving to a safe house. Afterwards he kills Craig Mitchell and then visits René Mathis on an Italian Island.

Spectre (2015)[]

In Spectre, he goes into Rome with the stolen Aston Martin DB10, assigned for 009 in which he goes to Marco Sciarra's funeral and meets his wife who kiss, then leaves her. Bond then heads for a SPECTRE Base, killing a guard and escapes, and hops onto his vehicle, which results in a car chase with Mr. Hinx.

No Time to Die (2021)[]

In No Time to Die, Bond and Madeleine Swann are in Matera shortly after the arrest of Ernst Stavro Blofeld in London. The night they arrived in Matera, Madeleine asks Bond to visit Vesper's grave, to forget of the past. Bond then goes to the grave and picks up a card with the SPECTRE logo on it. He then chases down the guy who guided him to the grave, only to escape. Bond is then ambushed by Primo and some henchmen in a Maserati. He manages to escape and sees Primo approaching him, only to take him down. Bond then chokes him and a fake eye came out. Bond then takes the Triumph Scrambler Primo was using. He then returns to the hotel and tells Madeleine they are leaving. They take the Aston Martin DB5 and get in a car chase. They were trapped for a while but they managed to escape. Bond takes Madeleine to the train and says "You'll never see me again."

Shooting locations[]

No Time to Die[]

The scenes in Matera were actually shot in Gravina di Puglia in Puglia, Italy. Notable landmarks filmed are Madonna Della Stella Aqueduct and Piazza San Pietro Caveoso.

External Links[]

Italy on Wikipedia