In Rimini, Looking for Fellini's World

New article about Fellini in the New York Times travel section:

rimini-fountain.jpgFrancesco Lastrucci for The New York Times

"Dreamlike as the director's vision might have been, my search was for the real Fellini. For several days last February, I visited the director's hometown on Italy's northeastern coast, in search of places that inspired scenes in his movies, and ones that were significant in his own life.

Fellini was born in Rimini in 1920, and lived there until just before World War II; one challenge for the Fellini-obsessed traveler is that much of the town from the director's time had been destroyed during the war. A second challenge was that Fellini had romanticized the settings in the two movies that are most commonly associated with Rimini, "Amarcord" (1973) and the ultra-charming "I Vitelloni" (1953), so those places aren't always easily recognizable on the ground."
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