Filming location in Eat Pray Love

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Liz overlooking Rome

Elizabeth Gilbert, portrayed by Julia Roberts, finds solace atop a historic Roman structure, absorbing the mesmerizing views of the Eternal City. This serene scene was captured in Italy, highlighting the heart of the timeless city, Rome. For those seeking the exact coordinates of this picturesque spot, read on or use the map pin icon for instant navigation.

“There’s a wonderful old Italian joke about a poor man who goes to church every day and prays before the statue of a great saint, begging, “Dear saint-please, please, please…give me the grace to win the lottery.” This lament goes on for months. Finally the exasperated staue comes to life, looks down at the begging man and says in weary disgust, “My son-please, please, please…buy a ticket.”

Elizabeth Gilbert

Where was Liz overlooking Rome filmed?

While journeying through her self-discovery, Elizabeth Gilbert stops to marvel at the vastness of Rome. This soulful moment was shot at the Castle of the Holy Angel, situated at Lungotevere Castello, Rome, Italy. The castle, a beacon of Rome’s history in the Lazio region of Italy, serves as a silent witness to her introspection.

More about Castle of the Holy Angel

Castle of the Holy Angel, originally envisioned as a mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian, has evolved over centuries. It has stood as a fortress, a papal residence, and now as a museum. This architectural marvel doesn’t just offer panoramic vistas but also a deep dive into Rome’s rich tapestry of history, attracting both tourists and cinephiles.

Scenes filmed at Castle of the Holy Angel

Liz overlooking Rome Elizabeth (Julia Roberts) finds herself atop Castel Sant’Angelo, where she pauses to take in the Roman horizon, symbolizing her journey and the city’s ageless charm.

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