Tax breaks / incentives
Italy offers a 25% tax credit as a formal filming incentive and crucially each production company involved with a specific shoot can claim up to €10m back on their investment - the figure was increased from €5m in 2014.
Regional financial support is also available from a network of nearly a dozen smaller film funds. The best way to explore these is to go via the Italian Film Commission website. This acts as a gateway to the various funds (for example in Lazio, Tuscany and the Veneto region around Vicenza). While the ultimate goal of these funds is to back Italian projects, there is scope for foreign producers to secure funds for productions that tick the right boxes.