1. Licenced To Thrill: James Bond Weekend At Lake Garda

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-04-09

    As many fans are well aware, the Quantum of Solace cast and crew will be shooting at Italy’s Lake Garda mid-month for the film’s thrilling opening sequence.

    As an added bonus, a ‘James Bond Weekend’ will be taking place at the same time. Highlighting the life and work of Ian Fleming as part of the centenary celebrations being put together this year, the event will include discussions with 007 continuation author Raymond Benson, Quantum of Solace second-unit director Dan Bradley and much more. Click here for further details.

    Details on how fans can get in on this Bond experience have been posted at Easier:

    Lake Garda Break Has A Licence To Thrill

    Leading online tour operator key2holidays is offering an exclusive 007 experience to attend a James Bond weekend in Lake Garda during the filming of the new James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace. The movie will be shot in Lake Garda from 15 to 20 April 2008 when 007 enthusiasts will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Ian Fleming’s birth as well as an opportunity to see the set and rub shoulders with the cast and crew.

    key2holidays is offering an exclusive holiday to 4* Hotel Villa Sostaga for five nights from 15 to 20 April for the James Bond weekend. Hotel Villa Sostaga is situated right on Lake Garda in the village of Gargnano, the location for the majority of the filming, and is also the perfect destination for guests looking for a relaxing holiday.

    The package includes a complete James Bond itinerary so fans can really make the most of the celebrations. Highlights include the opening of the James Bond exhibit and guided tour, an encounter with Raymond Benson – the US novelist who continues the work of Ian Fleming, and a film presentation and viewing at the Museum of Tourism.

    The special package is priced from just £580 per person and includes:

    • Return flights from London Stansted
    • 5 days car hire
    • Five nights bed and breakfast accommodation in a deluxe double room

    Depart on 15 April to take advantage of the James Bond activities on Lake Garda, or visit the region at any time to see where the film was made.

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