Curon is Netflix’s latest international TV series but where was the Italian-produced show filmed and is the iconic bell tower a real filming location?

Netflix may be earning a reputation for its big-budget TV drama series such as Stranger Things, The Witcher and The Crown but there’s still much more to the streaming service.

In recent years, we’ve seen more and more diverse content from Netflix that adds plenty of variety to the selection of films and shows on offer.

From reality TV and docuseries to Oscar-winning films and international TV series, there’s always plenty to choose from.

Curon is Netflix’s latest original release and as an Italian series, falls into the latter of those four categories.

But just where was the Curon series filmed? Was it really filmed in Italy?

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Italian series Curon released on Netflix on June 10th, 2020.

The seven-episode horror series tells the story of a teenage brother and sister, Mauro and Daria, as they return to their hometown alongside their mother only for her to disappear just a few days later.

The children are then left to face their shadowy family past and a host of unknown terrors in the hope of reuniting with their lost mother.

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Where is Curon filmed?

Curon is the name of a town in Northern Italy and it will be a relief to any sticklers for authenticity out there that:

  • Curon was filmed primarily in the titular Italian town of Curon itself, located in the South Tyrol region that borders Austria and Switzerland.

Other locations used in the series, according to The Cinemaholic, include the Gampen Bunker in Passo Palade, which was used to film the shadowy cave scenes, as well as the nearby towns of Trentino and Bolzano.

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Spotlight: The sunken bell tower

The main focal point of the Curon series is the iconic and ominous bell tower.

Despite its almost otherworldly appearance, the half-submerged church tower is a real location and is situated in the middle of Lago di Resia in South Tyrol.

While the tower may stand on its own now, prior to the creation of the man-made lake in 1950, there was a full church located in the valley but the main building was demolished.

There has been a long-running myth in Curon that the bells of the tower can be heard ringing in the dead of winter but in truth, the bells were removed in 1950 when the majority of the church was knocked down.

With cascading mountains on either side, the lake wouldn’t look out of place in the Lake District or Scottish Highlands and in the depths of winter, the lake has been known to freeze over, making the iconic tower accessible by foot.

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Curon is available to stream now on Netflix after the seven-episode series arrived on June 10th.

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