Rome, Italy, was designated a UNESCO City of Film in 2015.

What does this mean for Rome?

Being a part of the international UNESCO Creative Cities Network means that our city can:

  • create a platform for creativity, making it a driving force in our economic development, in local and international contexts
  • foster new relationships between the public and private sectors
  • promote access, participation and inclusion of communities and citizens in Rome’s thriving cultural scene, particularly those from a disadvantaged background
  • enhance Rome’s cinema and audio-visual heritage and facilitate the development of new technologies in all areas of the film industry
Rome has a rich legacy in motion pictures dating back to the early 20th century, when Cinecittà Studios was founded. Italy’s capital city has a long-standing reputation as a vibrant city of film and is home to the largest film production facility in Europe. A renowned hub for Italian cinema, Rome currently supports over 1,300 creative organisations and film businesses across the city.

Want to find out more about Rome?

Discover more about Rome's work with fellow Cities of Film and Creative Cities on the International Collaboration pages.

Visit the Rome City of Film website for the latest on activity in Rome.