ITALY

Amalfi, Salerno

THE SAINT: The Golden Journey (Robert S. Baker, October 1962)
The story opens in a costal town on the The Costa Brave, Spain (all images of the costal town are Amalfi).

DANGER MAN: It's up to the Lady (Peter Maxwell: May 1964)
John Drake arrives at the Greek fishing village ahead of Paula Glover.

Capri

DANGER MAN: Say It With Flowers (Peter Yates 1965)
Drake goes to visit Wallace in his house in Einhousen, (Porto di Tregara, Capri World Backgrounds clip 307521, “Pan In From The Sea R-L To Reveal Fairly Large White Villa Set In Rocky Terrain Overlooking the Sea”)

THE SAINT: The Man Who Liked Lions (Jeremy Summers: July 1966)
Simon Templar takes a taxi to a coastal town and pays a visit to the home of Signora Zambetti (Marina Piccola).

Cortina d'Ampezzo, Veneto

RETURN OF THE SAINT: Hot Run (Peter Sasdy: 1978)
Most of the action takes place in and around Cortina.

RETURN OF THE SAINT: Appointment in Venice (Peter Sasdy: 1978)
Christian Van Esser (Bryan Pinero) is kidnapped and murdered while skiing with Simon Templar (Ian Ogilvy). Simon was distracted by Helga (Tamara Triffez) while her colleagues make off with Christian. Later the body of Christian is found in a cable car.

Fiesole, Tuscany

RETURN OF THE SAINT: Appointment in Venice (Peter Sasdy: 1978)
Simon is summoned to the Roman Theatre to find the location of the stolen money.

Frascati, Latiun

RETURN OF THE SAINT: The Roman Touch (Jeremy Summers: 1978)
Simon (Ian Ogilvy) takes Michelle (Kim Goodie) to stay at a friend’s villa after the staged kidnapping.

RETURN OF THE SAINT: Murder Cartel (Tom Clegg: 1978)
Simon Templar arrives just in time to prevent Vidal (Helmut Berger) from assassinating Kemal (Marne Maitland) under the nose of Lomax (Don Powell).

Florence, Tuscany

THE SAINT: The Damsel in Distress (Peter Yates: Aug/Sep 1964)
Simon Templar goes to Florence to investigate the whereabouts of Guyiseppe Rolfieri.

RETURN OF THE SAINT: Appointment in Florence (Peter Sasdy: 1978)
After the murder of his friend, Simon Templar takes his crusade to Florence.

Milan, Lombardy

MAN IN A SUITCASE: Dead Man's Shoes (Peter Duffell: May 1967)
Gilsen is lying low in a hotel in Milan (establishing shot of Milan Cathedral).
(Spotted by Paul Stroud, October 2008)

Monte Argentario,Tuscany

RETURN OF THE SAINT: The Judas Game (Jeremy Summers: 1978)
All the action for this episode takes place on the “island” including scenes at the Albanian mountain prison (Forte Rocca).

RETURN OF THE SAINT: Dragon Seed (Leslie Norman: 1978)
All the action for this episode takes place on the “island” including scenes at the home of Domenico (Hotel Il Pellecano, Porto Ercole).

Naples, Campania


Piazza della Borsa

THE BARON: The Long, Long Day (Roy Baker: April 1966)
Marco Navini and his brother Bruno are hosting a party where Pia Vallachio is killed with Maria Pullerno the only witness (Corso Umberto I/Piazza della Borsa).

THE BARON: Roundabout (Robert Tronson: August 1966)
John Mannering is waiting for Georges Delair and Jeanne Vardain their apartment. Samantha Ballard watches from the street outside (corner of Piazza della Borsa and Corso Umberto).


Castel Nuovo

THE SAINT: Vendetta for The Saint (Jim O’Connolly: 1967)
After visiting the Ristorante Lionardo in Naples ,Simon Templar makes his way back to his hotel (World Backgrounds 7575). Later The Saint is flown from Naples to Capri.


Piazza Nicola Amore

THE CHAMPIONS: A Case of Lemmings (Paul Dickson: Late Summer 1967)
Craig Sterling telephones Del Marco’s apartment (Piazza della Borsa, Naples) to tell him that his assassination attempt has failed.


Excelsior Hotel

DEPARTMENT S: The Double Death of Charlie Crippen (John Gilling: Autumn 1968)
Bay of Naples August 14th - The case opens with an establishing shot of the bay of Naples. Annabelle, Jason and Stewart stay at the Excelsior Hotel, Piazza Duca D'Aosta. Also establishing shot of Castel Nuovo. When Jason King goes to a luxury care sales room we see Piazza della Borsa and Piazza Nicola Amore (identified by Paul Stroud).

Palermo, Sicily

DANGER MAN: Bury the Dead (Clive Donner: 1959)
The story opens in Sicilly.
(Identified by Paul Stroud, April 2014)

THE SAINT: Vendetta for The Saint (Jim O’Connolly: 1967)
The Saint arrives in Palermo to investigate Euston’s claims about The Continental Bank’s former employee, AllessadroDestamio’s. Later The Saint takes Gina to see the sights of Palermo including Piazza Pretoria and Santa Maria la Nuova

Rome, Latiun


Saint Peter’s

DANGER MAN: View from the Villa (Seth Holt: 1959)
Fontana di Tritone, Piazza Barberini, Rome, Italy – Establishing shot Rome. Also backdrop to café where Drake goes looking for information is Piazza Foro Traiano.
(Identified by Paul Stroud, March 2014)

DANGER MAN: The Paper Chase (Sidney Cole: 1966)
It is late at night and raining when Gordon Symonds parks his car in a Roman side street (establishing footage of Victor Emmanuel II Monument and the Twin Churches, Piazza Del Popolo). Later John Drake follows Laprade to his meeting with a Soviet agent and records their conversation (shots of Piazza Barberini and Hotel Intercontinental de la Ville, 67/69 via Sistina*).
*(Identified by Angelo Zumbo, September 2008)

THE SAINT: The Latin Touch (John Gilling: June 1962)
Simon Templar (Roger Moore) arrives by carriage at The Coliseum. He avoids the attention of street photographers as he enters the building.

DANGER MAN: You’re Not in Any Trouble Are You? (Don Chaffey: 1964)
Coliseum – Drake flies into Rome to investigate the death of Bill Ellis (establishing shots of The Coliseum and Saint Peter’s). - Drake receives a message to “Be at main Entrance Termini 10a.m. tomorrow” (Roma Termini Railway Station and Piazza del Cinquecento), he does as he is told. Later he returns with the deposit for the hit he has organised.


Piazza Bologna

THE SAINT: The Damsel in Distress (Peter Yates: Aug/Sep 1964)
Italian Post building, Piazza Bologna, Rome - Allesandro and Simon Templar arrive in Florence.
(Identified by members of The Italian Section of S.H.A.D.O., September 2008)


Via Leonida Bissolati

DANGER MAN: No Marks for Servility (Don Chaffey: 1964)
Via Leonida Bissolati going up to Largo Santa di Susanna – Drake is sent to Rome to act as butler to the Barnareses.
(Identified by members of The Italian Section of S.H.A.D.O., September 2008)

DANGER MAN: You’re Not In Any Trouble, Are you? (Don Chaffey: February 1965)
Via Leonida Bissolati going up to Largo Santa di Susanna – Establishing shot of Rome where Bill Ellis is in his hotel room.

    
Hotel Intercontinental de la Ville, Caffè Doney and Piazza Barberini

DANGER MAN: You’re Not In Any Trouble, Are you? (Don Chaffey: February 1965)
Via Vittorio Veneto, Rome - John Drake goes to the Michelangelo Hotel in Rome to investigate the death of Bill Ellis.
(Identified by Paul Stroud, June 2014)

DANGER MAN: You’re Not In Any Trouble, Are you? (Don Chaffey: February 1965)
Excelsior Hotel, Via Vittorio Veneto as seen from Via Ludovisin – John Drake places a personal add in ‘Il Globo’ and the following day a copy is read at a local news stand.
(Identified by Paul Stroud, June 2014)

DANGER MAN: The Paper Chase (Sidney Cole: 1966)
Piazza Barberini, and Caffè Doney, Via Veneto and Hotel Intercontinental de la Ville, 67/69 via Sistina - John Drake follows Laprade to his meeting with a Soviet agent and records their conversation.
(Identified by Angelo Zumbo and by members of The Italian Section of S.H.A.D.O., September 2008)


Via Nazionale

THE BARON: The Long, Long Day(Roy Baker: April 1966)
Establishing shots of Rome at night including the Coliseum, Victor Emmanuel II Monument and Via Nazionale. Later Cordelia is still trying on dresses in Rome (establishing shot of Spanish steps, Piazza Trinitàdei Monti).


Victor Emmanuel II Monument

The Baron has come to Rome with Cordelia at the request of Vittorio Guardi the Minister of Justice (St. Regis Hotel, via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, close to Piazza Esedra. Via XX Settembre).
(Identified by members of The Italian Section of S.H.A.D.O., September 2008)


St. Regis Hotel, via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando

THE BARON: Farewell to Yesterday (Leslie Norman: September 1965)
Cathy Dorme takes Mannering back to her Rome apartment between shows (Via Nazionale). He asks her why she left London.


Via Della Conciliazione

THE SAINT: The Man Who Liked Lions (Jeremy Summers: July 1966)
Simon Templar is at the The Coliseum to meet his good old friend Tony Allard. Later Simon leaves in Franco’s taxi for Tony’s flat. After leaving Tony’s flat Claudia Molinelli returns to her own apartment (Via Della Conciliazione).

MAN IN A SUITCASE: Find the Lady (Rober Tronson, Late 1966)
A cat burglar in Rome breaks into an apartment and steals some valuable jewels (establishing footage of Victor Emmanuel II Monument and The Coliseum). Later McGill in in his hotel (Excelsior Hotel, Rome on the Via Vittorio Venetto/Via Boncompagni) when he is visited by Mori who has information for him (establishing footage of Victor Emmanuel II Monument, Via Della Conciliazione, Piazza della Republica and The Coliseum).


Via Veneto

THE SAINT: Simon and Delilah (Roy Baker: January 1967)
Simon Templar is in Rome visiting a film studio (Establishing shot of St. Peter’s Square). Later Simon persuades two members of the kidnap gang to take him blindfold (Via dell'Ara Massima di Ercole and via dei Cerchi Rome) to where Serena Harris and Tig Jordan are being held. On the journey (starting at Castle Castella Sant Angelo) they stop at traffic lights (Via della Conciliazione), pass a chiming clock (Piazza Montecitorio), a fountain (Dell'acqua Paola, in the Janiculum) and a motorway bridge (Lanciani Bridge and Tangenziale Est). Simon returns to Roberto Vittorini’s office (Via Veneto looking towards its northern end, the Pinciana Gate (Aurelian wall), seen at the bottom of the street.) with his findings. Later Simon is able to retrace his journey with the kidnappers with Beth.
(Thanks to Andrea Pollett April 2006 and members of The Italian Section of S.H.A.D.O., September 2008)


Castle Castella Sant Angelo

THE CHAMPIONS: A Case of Lemmings (Paul Dickson: Late Summer 1967)
Establishing shot of St. Peter’s Square, Castle Castella Sant Angelo and Craig’s hotel (Hotel Bernini Bristol, Via Venito). When Craig leaves the hotel to get murdered he passes: The Hotel Majestic, The Coliseum, Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II, Trevi Fountain and St. Peter’s Square. Via Nazionale (spotted by Paul Stroud, October 2008).

 
Via Veneto and Hotel Majestic, 50 Via Veneto

DEPARTMENT S: The Trojan Tanker (Ray Austin: June1968)
Establishing shots Saint Peter’s and Piazza Navona - Jason goes to Rome to interview Carlo’s chateaux outside Rome to see if he remembers to whom he gave a certain cigarette lighter.


Piazza Navona

THE PROTECTORS: A Case for the Right (Michael Lindsay-Hogg: Summer 1972)
Harry (Robert Vaughn) arrives to meet The Contessa (Nyree Dawn Porter) at The Baths of Caracalla and they discus the case before leaving. As they leave they pass the monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi on Piazzale del Gianicolo, they are forced to leave the road by a pair of fake motorcycle police. Later, on their way to Prince Carpiano’s villa in the Rolls Harry and Caroline discuss the Prince’s reputation (they drive through the Arch of Druso, Parco Degli, Scipioni and past tomb of Cecilia Metella, Via Appia and over a nearby fragment of the ancient cobblestone paving that once covered the whole road). Harry (Robert Vaughn) and The Contessa (Nyree Dawn Porter) walk past the Colosseum on their way to see Fabrizzio. They meet Fabrizzio (Jacques Sernas) at the Hotel Forum, Via Tor de Conti.
(Thanks to Frank Meyrink, January 2005 and thanks to Andrea Pollett).

THE PROTECTORS:See No Evil (Jeremy Summers: Summer 1971)
From her Rolls, Caroline (Nyree Dawn Porter) (in the Piazza Navona) is tracking a suspect as he approaches the Via del Sanata by the radio transmitter in his shoe. Harry Rule (Robert Vaughn) is monitoring Caroline’s progress from across the piazza in his car. The suspect is lost when he dumps his shoes in a garbage bin. Chino drives Caroline and Harry, in the Rolls, to see Senator Gordini in a café on the Via Veneto.

Later an assassin (Via del Portico d'Ottavia, in the Ghetto) attempts to kill The Contessa (Nyree Dawn Porter), but is unsuccessful. He runs away pursued by Chino (Anthony Chinn).
The assassin is frog marched by The Contessa (Nyree Dawn Porter) and Chino (Anthony Chinn) past some Roman ruins (Theatre of Marcellus) to be interrogated. The Assassin takes The Contessa (Nyree Dawn Porter) to a meeting with a blind man (Alan Webb) (VicoloCostaguti and the Carmel Temple, the temple has been completely cleaned and restored in 2004. You can see what these locations look like now at Andrea Pollett’s page).


via de' Delfini, Photo: Andrea Pollett

Harry (Robert Vaughn) meets up with a contact outside a church (via de' Delfini) and is bundled off in a van. Harry is driven in the back of a van to see Lucello, the Mr. Big of the Roman underworld (This is PiazzaleUgo La Malfa, along the western side of the old Circus Maximus area. The actual arena is below the ground level, as the road runs where the tiers once stood, the remains of the imperial palace are clearly in sight. The white artefact, partly seen, is the base of the monument of Giuseppe Mazzini). Harry continues his journey driven in the back of a van (Via Veneto looking towards its northern end, the Pinciana Gate (Aurelian wall), seen at the bottom of the street.)


Via di San Michele, Photo: Andrea Pollett

Harry eventually reaches his final destination. Soon after The Contessa (Nyree Dawn Porter) is led to the same location by the blind man (Alan Webb) (The street is called via di San Michele, after the large complex on the left (San Michele), once a hospice and a house of correction for teenagers since the early 19th century, then (1980s) turned into the headquarters of the Central Institute for Restoration).
(Thanks to Frank Meyrink, February 2005 and thanks to Andrea Pollett April 2006).

THE PERSUADERS!:Five Miles to Midnight
Opening view establishing "ROME" is from the Piazza del Popolo looking towards the Vatican.

 

Brett (Roger Moore) jaunts around Rome driving his Aston Martin to Sidonie's well soundproofed flat. On the way he passes the Vittorio Emanuele II monument and drives up Piazza di Venezia, he passes the Colosseum, the Quirinale Palace (south end of Via del Quirinale), along the Via Vittorio Venetta (arches at end of road).

    

The main part of the episode in Rome was filmed around the surrounding streets of the Vatican. Unfortunately, I could not find the exact streets but this was confirmed by Carl Seagar that it was around this area that the crew filmed here. Carl was the driver supplied by Aston Martin for filming on the series.
Note: This building* is also seen in the opening titles of THE PROTECTORS when Nyree Dawn Porter is introduced.
(Information courtesy of Jaz Wiseman, some more detail added by Paul Stroud)

THE PERSUADERS!: The Man in the Middle
Brett is again seen driving his Aston Martin around the Coliseum. Obviously this piece of film was from the same sequence used in Five Miles to Midnight. He also drives past the Triumphal Arch of Constantine and up the Via de S. Gregorio. The Arch was built in A.D. 315 and celebrates the Emperor Constantine's victory over his rival Maxentius. (A bit of history never hurt anybody!). The final time we see Brett driving in Rome he is travelling down the Via D. Concilliazione with St Peters clearly visible in the background. This is the main approach road to St Peters and is obviously very busy, so if you do go there watch out for the Italian drivers!
(Information courtesy of Jaz Wiseman)


Villa Giovanelli - Fogaccia

THE PROTECTORS: A Case for Right (Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Summer 1972)
Harry (Robert Vaughn) and The Contessa (Nyree Dawn Porter) arrive at the villa on the Via Apia Antiqua (Villa Giovanelli - Fogaccia, Via Nazareth) owned by the Prince Garciano. Here Harry hopes to find out more about the case.
(Identified by Angelo Zumbo, September 2008)

RETURN OF THE SAINT: Vicious Circle (Sam Wanamaker: 1978)
Most of the action takes place in and around Rome.

RETURN OF THE SAINT: The Roman Touch (Jeremy Summers: 1978)
Most of the action takes place in and around Rome.

RETURN OF THE SAINT: Murder Cartel (Tom Clegg: 1978)
Most of the action takes place in and around Rome.

Sermoneta, Latiun

RETURN OF THE SAINT: The Village That Sold Its Soul (Leslie Norman: 1978)
Most of the action takes place in and around Sermoneta.

Venice, Veneto

RETURN OF THE SAINT: Duel in Venice (Jeremy Summers: 1978)
Most of the action takes place in and around Venice.

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