Where to Go on a “Call Me By Your Name” Tour of Northern Italy
The breakout film Call Me by Your Name tells a lush coming-of-age tale about the passion and perils of first love between 17-year-old Elio and his father’s intern, 24-year-old Oliver. Nominated for a bevy of Academy Awards (including both Best Picture and Best Actor for Timothée Chalamet’s performance as Elio), the most underrated star of the film may well be its picturesque Italian setting. The story is set over the course of a memorable summer in 1983 and shot entirely on location. Director Luca Guadagnino treated the film’s northern Italian setting — from the small town where the story is focused to a nearby lakeside community — like tangible characters rife with vivid emotion.With a little guidance, travelers can experience their own Italian adventure around the very locales the movie’s characters traversed.