Sicily has always attracted the imagination of many directors who, during the twentieth century to the present day, have chosen the most evocative places on the island to set their cinematic narratives. Gorgeous landscapes, colors and the characteristics of the places could not escape the gaze of the camera. As happened with painting and literature in previous centuries, the identity of places has undergone a process of adherence to the models suggested by art. Thus, even the cinema has undoubtedly added elements of multiplication and acceleration that have transformed Sicilian places and landscapes into something familiar to the audience of the big screen. The images of Sicily have gone around the world thanks to films that today enter the history of cinema by right and which have from time to time shown different identities of a land that many have defined as “plural”. Among the countless films that have had Sicilian lands as their background, think of those like maestro Giuseppe Tornatore who rebuilt Giancaldo, the town of Nuovo cinema paradiso (1988), using various Sicilian cities such as Palermo, Castelbuono and Cefalù; or Malena (2000), with the splendid Monica Bellucci, shot on the island of Ortigia (Syracuse), in Noto and at the Scala dei Turchi (Agrigento). Luchino Visconti chose Aci Trezza for the representation of the Malavoglia in his film La terra trema (1948); Palermo and Cefalù for the Leopard, a cinematographic masterpiece of 1963, based on the novel of the same name by Giuseppe Tommasi di Lampesusa. Catania starred in Mauro Bolognini’s Il bell’Antonio (1960); in the film Storia di una capinera (1993) by Franco Zeffirelli and then again in the more recent I Vicerè (2007) by Roberto Faenza. Our volcano also finds its place in this ideal cinematic journey to Sicily. Etna is the background in some films by Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Gospel according to Matthew (1964), Teorema (1968), The Tales of Canterbury (1972) and we also find it in another film by Roberto Faenza entitled Porcile ( 1969). The tour continues in Taormina which throughout the twentieth century was a constant for many directors struck by its postcard views. At the Ancient Theater, for example, some scenes of Woody Allen’s The Goddess of Love (1995) were shot. Not far from Taormina is Savoca, a town that has become world famous for the filming of The Godfather by Francis Ford Coppola. In Messina Roberto Rossellini set his Viva l’Italia from 1960. There are also the Aeolian Islands where films such as Kaos (1984 – Lipari) by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani have been shot; Caro diario (1993) by Nanni Moretti and the famous Il Postino of which Massimo Troisi was director but also interpreter.