Kirsty Holmes

By Kirsty Holmes on 4th Sep 2019

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Shhh… for your eyes only

It’s certainly no secret that Puglia, the rural region in the ‘heel’ of Italy’s ‘boot’, is one of our favourite destinations here at Success Tours. Puglia boasts immaculately preserved towns, idyllic landscapes, historic treasures and a true sense of authenticity. However, we’ve recently discovered that the latest James Bond spy thriller, No Time To Die, is being filmed in Puglia and the nearby city of Matera.

Matera is a wonderfully unique city to visit, thanks to the ancient grottos in its hillsides. These caves, known as Sassi, have been sheltering human inhabitants for an incredible 7,000 years. It seems that 007 is now in on the secret of this extraordinary location: Bond’s iconic Aston Martin has been spotted speeding through the historic streets of Matera, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and also the European Capital of Culture for 2019.

As the 25th Bond film, No Time To Die is certainly not the first film featuring the infamous secret agent to have been filmed in Italy, but we’re looking forward to spotting Matera and the familiar Puglian landscapes when the film releases in April 2020.