Portorosso is the main location featured in Disney/Pixar’s 2021 animated feature film Luca located on the Italian Riviera. Luca Paguro spends his summer here hanging out with his new best friends Alberto Scorfano and Giulia Marcovaldo, and enjoying the Italian experience with gelato, pasta, and Vespa rides.
However, the town has a history of having a hatred against sea monsters, as there are art pieces (as well as the central fountain) dedicated to fisherman slaying said creatures. This causes Luca and Alberto’s fun in Portorosso to feel threatened, as they are sea monsters themselves, and attempt to keep their secret identities hidden from the citizens.
Where is the village of Portorosso located?
The village of Porto Rosso does not really exist. In fact, Ligurian director Enrico Casarosa drew inspiration from his past on the Riviera, where he grew up, and made a mix of the best of the Cinque Terre, in Liguria region, to give life to the imaginary village of Portorosso.
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