Lady Gaga and Al Pacino in the beautiful Villa Balbiano, on Lake Como

Al Pacino and Lady Gaga arrived in the splendid location of Villa Balbiano at Lake Como for the filming of the film "The Black Widow", the story of the murder of Maurizio Gucci. The two actors, together with an impressive cast including Robert De Niro, Jared Leto, Adam Driver and Jeremy Irons, are in Italy to shoot, between Tremezzina and other stunning locations, the latest film by Director Ridley Scoot , entitled “La Vedova Black". The film tells the murder of Maurizio Gucci , grandson of the founder of the historic company that made history in the fashion industry, Guccio Gucci. His wife, Patrizia Reggiani (played by Lady Gaga), also known throughout the world as the "black widow", was the instigator of his murder and for this sentenced to 26 years in prison.

Filming will begin in mid-March and will last about a week, while the cast was already in Rome since mid-February . Finally, they will then move to Milan to conclude the Italian shooting of the film. At the lake, the set could also be set up in Piazza della Magnolia , in addition to Villa Balbiano . The beautiful villa, surrounded by an immense centuries-old park, is located in the splendid and ancient village of Ossuccio , and offers a splendid view of the Lombard lake. It is a historic residence that was built, at the end of the 16th century, by Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio.

The ancient structure, then renovated and embellished in the eighteenth century by Cardinal Durini , today is often the site of fairytale weddings or events. 

The house, is not just an amazing photo location but its name, however, is often also associated with legends concerning the mysterious disappearance of Cardinal Durini, at the end of the eighteenth century and more precisely on April 28, 1796, the day of the armistice of Cherasco. According to the ancient tales, the cardinal wanted at the same time to escape from the French revolutionaries and take with him all the gold stored in the villa. For this he filled his clothes so much that he met death from a hernia, due to excessive weight. A treasure which, later buried in the villa, was searched for by the new owners for years, but which still today after centuries has never been found. A magical, enchanted place to be discovered and that we will certainly see in the film, as soon as it comes out in theaters.

Not one, but two locations will be the setting in Tremezzina for the shooting of the film - inspired by the Gucci family saga and based on the book “The House of Gucci : A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamor, and Greed ”, by Sara Gay Forder . This is the Piazza della Magnolia in Mezzegra, famous for the presence of the secular magnolia with its 16 meters high and 14 in diameter of the crown. The Piazza della Magnolia, which overlooks the lake, guarantees with its charm unchanged over the decades those 80s and 90s atmospheres that represented the leitmotif of the Hollywood film. Adam Driver will be playing Maurizio Gucci and will be joined by Lady Gaga , in the role of Patrizia Reggiani , the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci. She was sentenced to 26 years in prison for being the instigator and organizer of the murder. At the moment, the date of the shooting is rumored around mid-March.

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