TOP 5 EXCITING DESTINATIONS FROM OCEAN'S 11, 12 & 13
Some of the best conman films ever made have to be the Ocean’s 11, 12, and 13 Trilogy. With great actors such as George Clooney, Brad Pit, Matt Damon, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julia Roberts and many more on the list of this all-start line up, thrilling story lines and of course amazing locations.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 destinations of the trilogy:
1. Las Vegas, Nevada
Possibly the most iconic location of the series, where first and third installments of the series - as well as the original Ocean's 11 in 1960 - were set.
The guys plan and hit up several world famous casinos in Las Vegas. Most notably the Bellagio Casino and Hotel.
The luxury resort is widely known for its elegance and luxurious façade. Not forgetting the amazing ‘Fountain of Bellagio’ where the crew stood, after a job well done.
The Bellagio is a favorite among professional poker players, as the poker rooms allow for high table limits. So if you think you have what it takes, raise the stakes.
The movie also featured the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, where Terry Benedict watched a boxing match – while the Ocean’s crew were doing what they do best.
The MGM Grand is the largest hotel complex in the United States. And has been featured in a number of other films such as Vegas Vacation and The Great White Hype.
2. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amsterdam is featured in Ocean’s Twelve. Who would forget the scene where Danny Ocean, Rusty Ryan and Linus Caldwell met with Matsui (Robbie Coltrane) in a coffee shop, and where Linus Caldwell got pranked. The name of the shop by the way is DampKring (located at Handboogstraat 29, Amsterdam).
Image: Screen Shop Coffee Shop Scene
Amsterdam of course, is an amazing city in itself. There are many things to do in the city, from visiting the Anne Frank House to taking a stroll in Vondelpark.
But if you want to feel like an Ocean’s member, other than the coffee shop, you could stop by the Van Gogh Museum or Rijksmuseum and check out the beautiful and awe inspiring works of art on display.
3. Rome, Italy
Image: Trevi Fountain in Rome
The ancient city of Rome was also in Ocean’s Twelve. Where The Night Fox aka François Toulour (Vincent Cassel) used his capoeira skills to bypass heavy security to steal the Fabergé egg at a museum.
The museum named, “Galleria D'Arte di Roma” isn’t an actual museum but is actually a British School in Rome, although some exhibitions are showcased there.
There are countless other sites to visit in Rome, such as the National Roman Museum, the Sisten Chapel, Galleria (showcasing Renaissance and Baroque artwork) and Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (National Gallery of Modern Art).
Just don’t get your capoeira moves on in the middle of a museum.
4. Lake Como, Italy
Image: Villa Clooney
Located in Lombardy, Italy, Lake Como is a beautiful area and has been popular among aristocrats since Roman times.
There are many villas in the area and many are owned by notable celebrities such as Madonna, Sylvester Stallone and (yes, you guessed it) George Clooney.
The villa owned by Mr. Clooney was used to film a few scenes in Ocean’s Twelve.
A little Trivia: the name of the city overlooking Lake Como is Bellagio.
5. Scopello, Trapani, Sicily, Italy
Image: Tonnara di Scopello
Located in the province of Trapani in Sicilly, by the sea is beautiful Scopello.
Trapani is an important fishing port as well as a ferry port with links to Egadi Islands and Tunisia
If you are wondering where in the Ocean’s Trilogy does Scopello, Trapanio come in? It’s near the end of the Ocean's Twelve where Isabel Lahiri (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Rusty (Brad Pitt) met with LeMarc (Albert Finney), along beautiful the coast line.