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Alumni Travel Reading: Apulia

In Film

Il viaggio della sposa (The Bride's Journey; 1997). Directed by Sergio Rubini.

Set in the 17th-century, this film includes beautiful landscape shots of Apulia, particularly the city of Conversano (southeast of Bari) with some scenes shot in the farmland of Murgia and in the countryside of Gravina in Puglia, Altamura, Bitonto, Noci, and Vieste.


Io non ho paura (I'm Not Scared; 2003). Directed by Gabriele Salvatores.

An acclaimed film treatment of Niccolò Ammaniti's popular 2001 Italian novel of the same name, set in Apulia.


LaCapaGira (The Head Turns; 2000). Directed by Alessandro Piva.

A film shot in Bari, with dialogue in heavy Bari dialect, requiring subtitles--even in Italy. Includes scenes shot in the historic district of Bari.


Whitewashed city with two brown stone churches

Ostruni, Apulia. Courtesy of



Selected and Annotated By:

Richard Griscom
Director of Collections and Liaison ServicesM

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