Belmond’s hotels in Italy are reopening their doors after the peninsula’s particularly trying experience with Covid-19. To celebrate this new beginning, the luxury hotel operator asked director Francesco Carrozzini to create a short film with the evocative title ‘My Love Letter to Italy’. The Italian director presents a passionate and personal account of his native land, showcasing its splendor and people.
With six hotels in the country’s finest destinations, including Venice and Portofino, Belmond has a very special relationship with Italy. After a several-month hiatus, these majestic locations are ready to welcome their admirers once again.
To mark the reopening of Belmond’s Italian hotels in June and July and immortalize the ties that bind Belmond to the bel paese, Italian director Francesco Carrozzini has created a short film that pays homage to his native land. ‘My Love Letter to Italy’ was written, directed and narrated by the Emmy-nominated director and photographer, whose film credits include music videos for artists including Jay-Z and Beyoncé.
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From romantic encounters for ‘Amore Cortese’ to escapes in the beauty of nature and the welcome embrace of human virtues – it is time to fall in love with Italy, all over again. The film written and narrated by Emmy award-nominated director, @francescocarrozzini, is an invitation to experience a new Italian renaissance. #TheArtOfBelmond #Italy
The film is a personal reflection by Francesco Carrozzini on what makes his home country so special. With a hint of nostalgia as he rekindles fond memories, the film invites viewers to fall in love (again) with the beautiful views, fabulous food and heartwarming atmosphere that Italy offers. Of course, visitors from around the world also come to Italy time and again for the generosity and hospitality of the Italian people, which the director highlights in his film. The Italian director lovingly captures those simple moments of day-to-day life he misses most whenever he’s away from Italy for too long.
In short, ‘My Love Letter to Italy’ is an invitation to rediscover the simplicity that Italians hold so dear.