Renzo and Lucia's village set. The village of the main characters is set on the Como's lake during the 17th Century. We found an awesome location on the lake, a protected reserve, where built the village using some real existent old stone houses and made the rest of the village, comprised the church and the dock area.
Picture of village's square looking the lake and the dock area, all built and set dressed with also the typical ancient local boat with arched iron beams supporting the tent.
Sketch of one of the Farmhouses in the Village. Part of the set was an 18th Century house, restyled and set dressed as 16th century house.
Art concept Interior Lucia's house. It was an interior/exterior set in one the houses in the village we built.
Still of the interior Spinning Mill set. The set was build on the stage in base of some real documentation of the 17th Century plans of some spinning mills. We also made all the forniture necessary for set dressing dept. comprised the stone's work station.
Another view of the interior Spinning Mill set. The exterior was shot in Como's lake instead the interior on stage in Rome.
Still of Monza's sister room set. As habit in the 17Century, the walls of a house was dressed with drapes or leather for keep the warm inside the room. For have this effect we found a special vinyl wallpaper in fake leather with tremendous patterns. Once painted, aged and mounted on the walls looks like real old heavy leather, reminding some beautiful Dutch painting of 17th Century.
Still of the Monza's sister wagon. For make the wagon we used only the chassis of a real wagon and built the prisoner's look like wagon in heavy iron.
Still of the Bakery's set. The set was on location in Mantua, having the entrance on the square we shot. We restyled the interior space of the store set dressing it as a 17th century bakery store.
Still of the Lazaret set. WE found a wonderful courtyard in Mantua, with 17th century architecture and more similar at the documentation of the real 16th Century Lazaret in Milan. We built all the tents and set dressed the square.
Still of the Obituary and Anatomy room set. The location was found in the country of Rome in a old building. We built the anatomic table and all the forniture of the set.
Still of the Obituary and Anatomy room set. Here is another view of the set. Is more visible in the foreground the candle lamps made using the concept of reflection of candle/oil light on the high border of the lamp to the anatomic table. Other lamp are placed on the rack hanged form the ceiling.
Still of the Feast Hall, Don Rodrigo's Palace. The set was made inside a huge hall, lacked of any paintings or decoration at the walls, but with a awesome view of Como's lake. We invented a working progress of a very big frescos with artists, on scaffolding, painting on it during the shooting.