Great success for Danish romantic comedy filmed in Pelago in 2020
Toscana, the Danish movie premiered on Netflix on 18 May, conquered the audience around the world in just a few days, ranking among the most watched (non-English) movies on the platform.
The sentimental comedy, written and directed by the Iranian director Mehdi Avaz, was largely shot in Tuscany in October 2020.
The main location where the filming took place was the Castello di Ristonchi in Pelago. Some scenes were also shot at Villa Grassina, also in Pelago, an 18th-century villa near the Vallombrosa Nature Reserve.
Here you can see some backstage pictures:
When Michelin-starred chef Theo discovers that he has inherited an Italian castle from his recently deceased father, he immediately sees a chance to save his restaurant in Denmark by selling the castle and cashing in the profit. But when Theo travels to Italy to sell the place, he meets Sophia, an Italian woman who keeps everything together at the rundown castle. Sophia confronts Theo with loads of experiences that ultimately force him to come face to face with the side of life he has repressed up until now.
Toscana is a feel-good drama that dares to dwell on important themes in life, such as change, forgiveness and love.
The cast includes Anders Matthesen, a well-known Danish actor, and Cristiana Dell’Anna (already known for her role as Patrizia Santoro in the series Gomorra). In addition Sebastian Jessen, Laerke Winter, and Andrea Bosca.