In two parts on Wednesday, June 11th and Thursday, June 12th, both at 6pm in the Rosenthal Lecture Room at the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach’s offices, the series The Trip To Italy (2014) will be shown.


To view a trailer for The Trip To Italy (2014), please click here:



The showings are FREE to all.  However, only reserved seating is available.  Those who wish to attend must call 561.832.0731, ext. 110 to reserve a seat.  Email responses are not accepted.


After their successful gourmet restaurant tour of the north of England, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are commissioned to do another restaurant tour, this time in Italy from Liguria to Capri, following in the footsteps of the great Romantic poets and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs.


The characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman’s vocal register, the artistic merits of “Jagged Little Pill,” and, of course, the virtue of sequels.


Director Michael Winterbottom trains his camera to capture the idyllic Italian architecture and landscape and the gastronomic treasures being prepared and consumed while keeping the film centered on the crackling chemistry between the two leads.


The Trip to Italy effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay between Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, letting audiences into their insightful ruminations on the nuances of friendship and the juggling of family and career. The result is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity.



Two nights. Two men. Six meals. Liguria. Tuscany. Rome. Amalfi. Capri. The perfect start to summer.



The Trip to Italy is a hilarious romp through the Italian countryside.” – HeyUGuys


“[T]he men (playing themselves, with fictional details added where needed) have been commissioned to review a half-dozen Italian restaurants ranging all the way from the top of the boot, in the vicinity of Cinque Terre, to Sicily at the bottom. . . . The trip itself offers our travelers enough pleasures to generate lethal envy in the viewer: Breathtaking vistas; cruising the Amalfi coast in a top-down Mini Cooper; hotel suites that probably cost as much as that Mini; and the aforementioned restaurants.”  –The Hollywood Reporter


The Trip to Italy . . . is imbued with the extra warmth of the Amalfi coast.” – More Intelligent Life


“It’s difficult to imagine how anyone with even a mild affinity for dry English wit and ennui could be turned off by Brydon’s and Coogan’s sharp brand of self-aware, self-deprecating banter.”  – Movie Mezzanine


“**** These sun-dappled locations—from Pompeii and Campania to Capri’s sexy Casa Malaparte (legendarily used in Jean-Luc Godard’s Contempt)—glow with easy luxury . . . The real richness of the movie, though, comes well in, as the improvised script gets around to deeper anxieties of aging and avoidance.” – Time Out



The Foundation’s Executive Director Alexander C. Ives will present a short introduction, linking the film with the causes and work of the Preservation Foundation.

The showings will begin at 6pm.

Please note, doors lock at 6:15pm.


Refreshments will be provided.

As with all events, the Preservation Foundation expects attendees to act respectfully.  We reserve the right to turn away anyone.


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