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When I returned to Venice in Italy this summer, I’ve decided to take some photos that were missing from my previous articles: “Moonraker” in Venice and ‘Casino Royale’ in Venice. This time I would like to invite you for a walk around St Mark’s Square.Let’s begin the tour from small square called Piazzetta dei Leoncini next to St Mark’s Basilica and the north corner of St Mark’s Square. You will find there Venini shop, known from ‘Moonraker’.It’s been 40 years already since Roger Moore as James Bond entered Venini Glass, but not many detailes have changed. There is no sunblind above the antrance to the shop as in the movie and the door has been moved a bit, but every Bond fan will recognize that place.Next to the shop there is a clock tower called Torre dell’Orologio, that was filmed at the end of fight scene with James Bond and the villain Chang (Toshiro Suga), also in ‘Moonraker’.When they were fighting, there was a live concert right below the tower. Chang fell on the piano that was standing in the same place as the group of tourists in the next photo.Walking along the north side of the square you will get to the passage called Sotoportego del Cavalletto. It was filming location of the scene with James Bond (Daniel Craig) noticing Vesper (Eva Green) walking away with suitcase full of money in ‘Casino Royale’.A few steps away in the eastern corner of the square you will get to Longchamp shop. It was Basel Bank in ‘Casino Royale’.Through the window you can see interior of the shop that was designed as a bank lobby just for the film.Standing there you would notice that James Bond didn’t take the shortest route from the hotel to the bank. He ran into the square from its southern corner (right side of the photo below). Later the camera was directed towards St Mark’s Basilica as in the photo below. 007 was running from left (eastern corner) to the right (southern corner).
Finally he came to the Basel Bank located in the corner on the left (eastern corner).Visit LOCATIONS GALLERY on top of the page to see locations photos compared with movie scenes.