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Behind the Scenes at Cinecittà, Rome's Legendary Studio

There are only a handful of movie studios whose names ring with history. This is one of them. The longtime home of Federico Fellini, who shot La Dolce Vita, 8 1/2, and many of his other films there, Rome's Cinecittà — the largest studio in Europe — has also played host to Ben-Hur, Roman Holiday, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, The English Patient, The Passion of the Christ, and Gangs of New York. On April 28, Cinecittà will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Here are a few shots from the other side of the iconic front gates.

Photo: Konstantin Sergeyev