Ron Howard is still shooting Inferno film in Florence, and there are daily news on this on local newspapers. Working as a tour guide, I have to deal with this: two days ago, Piazza Della Signoria was filled with the troupe filming in front of Palazzo Vecchio; yesterday the action was on Ponte Vecchio instead.
In the past days, the Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella accepted the invitation by Ron Howard to act in the film as a tourist guide, and yesterday he released an interview at Radio Toscana, which was reported by local newspaper La Nazione, stating that Ron Howard will get the keys of Florence on Saturday May 9th. I translated the article:
Ron Howard going to become a Florentine
Florence, May 7, 2015 – A director appreciated all over the world that will become “Florentine” in some way and who has chosen Florence for the filming of his latest film. “Saturday morning in Palazzo Vecchio I will hand the keys of the city to Ron Howard.” This was announced by the mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, this morning to Radio Toscana talking about the filming of “Inferno”, based on the bestseller by Dan Brown, these days in the Tuscan capital. “It is an important recognition – continued Nardella – we attach as a thank you for the passion and the enthusiasm with which Howard is conducting this work in Florence. Obviously we are very pleased about what the film will bring to the city, both in terms of image and prestige. I enjoyed making the appearance, Howard made me shoot the same scene for twelve times, has been extraordinarily present and I can say that a beautiful friendship was born with him. I also met Tom Hanks, an extraordinary and kind person who made me compliments on the cleanliness of the city. “