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From Russia with Luxe: Russia

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  Take a tour of the world’s largest country that goes back to Sergei Eisenstein and the earliest days of cinema. Find out why so many “Russian” films were actually shot in neighboring Soviet Republics, and visit St. Petersburg, a city that still boasts some of film’s most famous landmarks.  About Your Guide: Laurel Maury has had a fascination with ... Read More »

Dark Space/White Space: Scandinavia

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  In a land which oscillates between 24 hours of sunlight to days of total darkness, Scandinavia is a region of extremes. Learn about the strange rituals at Denmark’s Filmbyen, or “Film City,” then visit the volcanic isle of Iceland, the Nordic metropoles of Oslo and Copenhagen and the Sweden of Ingmar Bergman. About Your Guide: Enrique Ramirez is an ... Read More »

From Atonement to Trainspotting: United Kingdom

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  From historic Canterbury to Hitchcock’s London, Museyon Guide Tom Beer proves that British cinema is every bit as interesting as its Continental cousins. Discover the iconic film location scouted in Country Life magazine and find out which movie draws film buffs to Edinburgh, despite being filmed in Glasgow. About Your Guide: Tom Beer has written about film for Time ... Read More »

The Local Orient: Istanbul, Turkey

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Bridging Europe and Asia, Istanbul represents everything from the glamour of the Orient Express to the chaos of the Grand Bazaar, with a lot of history and mythology in between. See why the seductive city is a favorite of the James Bond series with your Museyon Guide Pelin Turgut. About Your Guide: Pelin Turgut writes about Turkey for a variety ... Read More »

Indulge Your Wanderlust: Germany

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  For a country ravaged by the legacy of war and once divided by Communism, there is so much more to see in Germany than bunkers and battlefields. Start in Germany’s dynamic capital city, Berlin, before heading south to Bavaria to see the charming cities that starred in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. About ... Read More »

Street Walking: Italy

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Rome wasn’t built in a day and it’s impossible to try to see it in as much, says Museyon Guide Liz Brown. Follow her as she tours Italy—from the famous sites of Rome (including at stop at Cinecittà Studios) and Florence to the less-visited seaside towns of Ischia and Procida, and wind up in Sicily where you’ll learn why The ... Read More »

Beyond Baguettes: France

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  Explore the diverse cultures of France as writer Julien Sévéon tours the European nation from its western tip of Brittany, to celeb favorite Saint Tropez and through Paris’ picturesque neighborhoods. Then stop by nearby Belgium for a look at the titular star of the film In Bruges. About Your Guide: Julien Sévéon is a Breton film critic living in ... Read More »

Landscapes of Imagination: Spain

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  Spain’s remarkable geographic diversity has made it a favorite filming location for directors. Find out what Spanish scenes have make up iconic images of the American West, and see Madrid through the eyes of director Pedro Almodóvar.   About Your Guide: The former editor of Film Arts magazine, Shari Kizirian has written extensively on the business and history of ... Read More »

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