The new British television version of Leo Tolstoy’s novel “War and Peace” has become the underpinning for a new tour developed by the tourist information center in St. Petersburg. The route does not count historical locations from the novel, but instead introduces fans to the orders used in filming the series.
The information center states that:
“The four-hour circuit is designed for independent travelers and includes 13 filming locations. In effect all of the locations [from the series] are included…”
Locations featured on the tour list the Winter lace (Hermitage), the Mikhailovsky Castle (Russian Museum), the Yusupov Country estate and the embankments of St. Petersburg’s rivers and canals. Also visited on the excursion is Tsarskoye Selo. Two pictures were filmed here: the ball of Natasha Rostova was shot lining Catherine lace and the scene when Rostova meets Andrei Bolkonsky was taking in Alexander rk. Finally the tour heads to the town of Gatchina where the Royal lace, which was used in staging scenes for Bolkonsky’s and Pierre Bezukhov’s domiciles, is located.
The tour is available in Russian and English.
First published in Russian in TASS.
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