It's official: filming begins on "Don Matteo 5" on May 23 in the studios in Rome, where "Lux Vide", the producers of the popular series has built the internal locations for the story of the priest-detective. Immediately after, in Jun, the cast and crew will come to Gubbio, where they will remain for about a month, and will then return in September and November. «For us it's a wonderful pleasure and brings great satisfaction - says Mayor Goracci - to be able to host again the series "Don Matteo". It's what we were hoping, which is why we immediately declared our availability and full and enthusiastic support. I've always maintained that this is a wonderful opportunity for Gubbio and the surrounding area, as the many visitors proves who come here to see the locations where the scenes in the stories that so captivated Italian families were filmed.» So, through the streets of Gubbio, the favorites of the Italian public will return, from Terence Hill to Nino Frassica to Natalie Guettą to Flavio Insinna, a veteran of other successes playing other important roles. The evenings the episodes will air, as planned by the Rai, will be 12, just like last season, with 24 episodes of 50 minutes, shown in twos.

Gubbio, Tuesday 29 march 2005