Weigh the pros and cons of a trip to Italy in Netflix’s new Italian drama Jumping From High Places.
Follow anxiety-ridden Solé (Federica Torchetti) as she explores the streets of Puglia. In an attempt to honor her childhood best friend, Emma and her last wish, Solé must confront a list of her worst fears. One of the most horrifying items on the list: revealing her crush on Massimo (Lorenzo Richelmy) Emma’s older bother. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and leap into the filming locations from Jumping From High Places.
Monastero di San Benedetto
The Monastero di San Benedetto is featured as a canvas for Solé to find her passion for art again. Located in Conversano, Monastero di San Benedetto is a historical site that carries with it the stories of the monks and nuns who operated it in the past. The monastery’s grand architecture and open garden spaces create the perfect atmosphere for a struggling artist like Solé to feel comforted and inspired all at once.
Lama Monachile Beach
Lama Monachile Beach is frequently shown throughout the film. This beautiful oasis is where Solé conquers her fear of the water by stepping into a boat for a date with Massimo. The sweeping cliffs also provide Solé protection as she confesses her feelings to Danio (Cristano Caccamo) near the end of the film. Lama Monachile is a cove with crystal clear water and a packed beach flanked by dramatic, rugged cliffs, screaming to be leapt from.
Caseificio Dicecca is a cheese factory located in Bari. Needing a clever excuse to spend time with Massimo, Solé takes a ride from him to “pick up” cheese from a factory called LaRusso’s, about an hour out of town. Unfortunately, LaRusso’s Cheese Factory does not exist. However, Caseificio Dicecca makes the perfect substitute. According to its website, Caseificio Dicecca offers a cheese experience that is a “full immersion in history, tradition and nature.”
While it is never specified as the restaurant where Solé takes a job to complete another list item, Donna Gina fits the aesthetic the film wants to portray. Donna Gina is located in Lama Monachile, overlooking a beautiful ocean. Its website states that “from the terrace of the restaurant it is possible to enjoy a splendid panorama of Puglia.” With dishes that are “works of art,” it’s no wonder the restaurant is deemed unforgettable.
Bosco delle Pianelle
Bosco delle Pianelle is the park in which Solé rides her bike for the first time. The task is monumental to Solé and helps solidify her group of friends as family. Bosco delle Pianelle is a part of the Regional Controlled Nature Reserve. Located just outside of Puglia in Taranto, hopefully it offers the next visitor the same peace Solé obtained.
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