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George Clooney Hopes 'The American' Will Boost Tourism in Italian Countryside

Where: Sulmona, Italy
September 3, 2010 at 11:42 AM | by | Comment (1)

Today, another film starring Geroge Clooney as the brooding, lone wolf leading man opens in theaters, but this one has a greater purpose.

In The American, George Clooney plays a hitman who travels to the Italian countryside, where he takes one last assignment. The movie was shot on location in Abruzzo, a mountainous region that stretches from Rome to the Adriatic Sea.

One of the places prominently featured in The American is Sulmona, a small city dotted with ancient landmarks and known for confetti—small sugar-coated almond candies. While filming in Sulmona, George and his girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis, took advantage of the street market in the heart of the city, which is within walking distance of the Hotel Rojan.

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