House of Gucci filming locations: High-fashion mini-break, anyone?

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The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy (Getty Images)
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy (Getty Images)

The mountains: Gressoney-Saint-Jean

Lake Gover - Gressoney-Saint-Jean (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Lake Gover - Gressoney-Saint-Jean (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

First on the location list for Ridley Scott’s portrayal of the Gucci dynasty is the small Alpine town of Gressoney-Saint-Jean. Standing in for chi-chi St Moritz where Maurizio Gucci and Patrizia Reggiani owned several chalets IRL, this tiny resort is virtually untouched and ideal for a low-key spot of skiing, with guides describing the impressive Monte Rosa as ‘one of Europe’s best-kept secrets’.

Don’t worry if snow isn’t your jam: the Alpine hills are as lovely in summer for hiking. Head to nearby eco-resort Au Charmant Petit Lac for some muscle-soothing R&R, with mineral spa sessions and a classic cocktail menu. If you’re still in the market for sightseeing after recreating that viral ‘Adam Driver and Lady Gaga resplendent in skiwear’ photograph, take a trip to the charming 19th-century Castel Savoia to soak up its Italian royal history.

The infamous snap (AP)
The infamous snap (AP)

The waterside: Lake Como

Villa Balbiano (Getty Images)
Villa Balbiano (Getty Images)

Celebrity and Lake Como go hand in hand: known for housing A-listers George Clooney, Madonna and Donatella Versace to name a few, Driver and Gaga joined the club to film HoG. Shots were released of the pair rowing across the lake, while new heights of opulence were reached at Villa Balbiano, where we see Al Pacino presiding over a Gucci family lunch.

If you fancy a slice of the high life, a week at Balbiano starts at a modest £123,000. Follow in Gucci’s footsteps and take a boat trip across the water to the ‘pearl’ of Lake Como, Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni. An old Hollywood-style hotel where frescoed ceilings and Murano chandeliers adorn every room, it boasts 150 years of star-studded visits, from Clark Gable to Winston Churchill. Settle in for a traditional Italian dinner overlooking the lake — and stay on for a taste of its famous wine cellar at Verri’s Bar.

The city: Milan

The interior of Bar Luce (Bar Luce)
The interior of Bar Luce (Bar Luce)

It’s only natural that a film centred on the story of Gucci would travel to Italy’s fashion capital; it’s Milan, darling. The film’s producers shot the climactic hitman scene at the heart of the story in and around the city’s shopping district, Piazza Duomo and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, as well as Il Salumaio restaurant, one of Milan’s best-loved dining spots. If you’re on for a full-throttle fashion experience while you’re there, check out art complex Fondazione Prada and soak up the culture, before pausing for a Martini at the Wes Anderson-designed Bar Luce. Oh, and don’t forget the Bulgari and Armani hotels, both conveniently located within the city centre and equipped with luxury spas for shopping-tired feet. La dolce vita, indeed.

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