Summer in Romagna is a moment of escape, freedom and discovery, when even the love story you’ve always wanted may come true. It is in this scenario that the new original Netflix show Summertime, produced by Cattleya and loosely inspired by Federico Moccia’s book series, takes place.
Released in 190 countries on 29 April 2020, it has been one of the most popular Netflix titles in Italy, and it has been well appreciated abroad as well.
Summertime is a modern love story set during summer on Italy’s Adriatic coast. The protagonists are Ale (Ludovico Tersigni) and Summer (Coco Rebecca Edogamhe), two young adults coming from two very different backgrounds that destiny brings together for a passionate and unforgettable love story.
It has all the elements needed to make it a perfect teen drama: friends (Dario, Andrea Lattanzi; Sofia, Amanda Campana; Edo, Giovanni Maini), family (Isabella, Thony; Blue, Alicia Ann Edogamhe), first kisses, the search for one’s own individuality, the desire for redemption and, most of all, the faith that anything’s possible if you want it bad enough.
With sun-drenched scenarios, the filming locations perfectly reflect the essence of summer. Most of the scenes have been filmed in Romagna, between Ravenna and Cesenatico.
Thanks to the warm, deep tones of the photography, each scene is filled with that sense of lightheartedness typical of summer in the towns of the Adriatic, recalling in the imagination of the viewers the mix of colours and experiences that has made this land famous all over the world since the 1960s.
Let’s see together the most representative places of season one.
The valleys in Marina di Ravenna
The Dam of Marina di Ravenna
The two dams, one in Marina di Ravenna and one in Porto Corsini, almost look like two long arms that stretch towards the sea.
Two ‘railways’ of almost 3 km length, dotted by the typical fishing huts , along which you can whether run or walk at any hour of the day. People come here trying to find some peace, to do some sports, for a romantic walk or even just to feel the salt caressing their face… And then, there are those who take part in ‘motorcycle races’ (strictly forbidden of course), like Ale, the hero of our series.
The ‘promenade’ in Marina di Ravenna
The beach of Marina Romea
A hut peers out from the middle of the sea in one of the most beautiful beaches in Ravenna. It’s Marina Romea, at the mouth of the river Lamone. The pine forest flanks the wild dunes, while little beach resorts contrast with the surfers in search of the perfect wave and the camping parks lost in nature. Do you want to see what it’s like? Then follow Dario and Sofia in episode 6.
The city dock
The beach of Bassona
The Beach of Casalborsetti
If you want to be surrounded by nature and yet so close to the sea to be able to hear its sound, then, Casal Borsetti is your haven: a long stretch of sand enclosed by dunes and a lush pine forest, with a series of well-equipped camping parks (as the one where Edo works).
It’s not so easy to get there if you don’t pick the right track. No wonder why Ale and Summer meet here to spend their last day together…
The Grand Hotel in Cesenatico
Molo Ponente in Cesenatico
The seafront of Cesenatico
The beachfront in Cesenatico is a beautiful, picturesque spot in summer. The seagulls on the shore, the coloured umbrellas, couples holding hands, crowded benches, and the prices of Italian gelato hand-written on the boards of historical kiosks are the elements that contribute to make it such a popular place.
In summer, on the beachfront you can breathe in the pure air of the sea. This is the setting where Edo and Summer argue, but also where they laugh and hug, and feel all those wonderful emotions that only friendship can cause.
The beach in Cesenatico
Davide Marino was born archaeologist but ended up doing other things. Rational – but not methodic, slow – but passionate. A young enthusiast with grey hair
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