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Everything we know about Indiana Jones 5 and its stunning Sicilian scenery
by Bianca Neal-Shaw
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Everything we know about Indiana Jones 5 and its stunning Sicilian scenery

Everything we know about Indiana Jones 5 and its stunning Sicilian scenery
With stunning architecture and a rich history, it’s no wonder Indiana Jones 5 was filmed in Sicily! Get to know the details of which beautiful Sicilian towns the film was shot here.
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Indiana Jones, the beloved adventurer and archaeologist, is back in action with the filming of the highly anticipated fifth instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise. This time, the production team has chosen the stunning island of Sicily as one of the primary filming locations for the upcoming movie. The island's unique blend of rich history, breathtaking scenery and charming culture make it an ideal setting for the movie, which is expected to be a thrilling adventure full of action and suspense.

For those who are Indiana Jones fans and movie buffs alike, Sicily offers a rare opportunity to witness the filming of a major Hollywood blockbuster while also experiencing the beauty and charm of this picturesque island. In this blog post, we will delve into the details of where Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny is being filmed in Sicily and explore some of the best ways to enjoy the setting of the film.


Where is Indiana Jones 5 set?

While the movie's setting has not been officially announced, some reports suggest that the story may take place in various locations around the world, including Italy, the United States and the United Kingdom. It is also possible that the film may revisit some of the iconic locations from previous Indiana Jones movies.

It’s no wonder that Sicily has been an iconic filming location lately. The White Lotus produced its second season along the coastline of Sicily, including locations in Taormina and Cefalù.

The production team for Indiana Jones 5 chose several locations in Sicily, Italy for filming the movie. Some of the beautiful towns where the filming took place include:

  • Palermo — the capital city of Sicily, which is known for its historic architecture, vibrant street life and colourful markets, making it a fun holiday destination for a group of friends.

  • Castelbuono — a picturesque mediaeval town located in the Madonie Mountains, known for its stunning natural scenery and historic castle.

  • Cefalù — a charming coastal town with a beautiful beach (as seen in the opening scene of

    The White Lotus, season two), a historic cathedral and winding streets that offer stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Agrigento — a stunning, historic city in southern Sicily, known for its breathtaking ancient Greek temples, including the Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Siracusa — an ancient Greek city on the eastern coast of Sicily, known for its archaeological sites, making it the perfect place for a character like Indiana Jones.

These locations in Sicily provided the perfect backdrop for the adventurous world of Indiana Jones, with their mix of stunning natural scenery, historic architecture and charming local culture. If you want to experience some of these locations for yourself, then take a look at our luxury villas in Sicily and start planning your trip now.


When is Indiana Jones 5 coming out?

Since the release date for Indiana Jones 5 has been postponed several times for various reasons — including script changes, the COVID-19 pandemic and Harrison Ford's injury on set — fans have been eagerly waiting for the return of Indiana Jones. With the release date now set for 30 June, 2023, excitement is building up for the fifth instalment of the franchise.

What is Indiana Jones 5 about?

The plot details for the new Indiana Jones movie have been kept under wraps, and not much has been officially revealed about the storyline of the upcoming movie. However, it has been announced that the movie will take place in the late 1960s, and it will follow the iconic adventurer and archaeologist, Indiana Jones, on a new quest that will take him across the globe, facing new challenges and adversaries.

Who is in Indiana Jones 5?

Harrison Ford, who has played the iconic adventurer and archaeologist in all four previous movies, will reprise his role as titular character, Indiana Jones, in the upcoming movie. In addition, the movie will introduce new cast members, including Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Mads Mikkelsen, who will play important roles in the story.


How many Indiana Jones movies are there?

There are currently four Indiana Jones movies:

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

The fifth Indiana Jones movie is currently in production and is scheduled for release this summer.

Indiana Jones 5 is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year, and the stunning Sicilian scenery used in the filming only adds to the excitement. With Palermo, Cefalù, and Siracusa among the locations used, there is no shortage of beauty and charm to enjoy in Sicily. If you're a fan of the Indiana Jones franchise or simply looking for a picturesque vacation destination, Sicily is a must-visit. Contact us for assistance with planning your own Sicilian adventure this summer, so you can get on the action just in time for the next Indiana Jones movie.