Inside the New Moon Cast’s Next Stop

Goodbye, Vancouver. The New Moon cast and crew is heading to the tiny town of Montepulciano, Italy, and is giving you a sneak peak of the idyllic locale.

With a population of only 14,000, residents are sure to spot vampires and werewolves in their midst during the film’s four-day shoot which begins next Tuesday since the town barely has any cars. Running into Robert Pattinson on some romantic, cobble-stoned street? Sign us up!

Montepulciano also has a major role in the film as Volterra, the ancient Italian city where the Volturi reside.

Off-screen, the hillside Tuscan town’s claim to fame is its food and wine. This includes the local spin on spaghetti, which is a thicker version of the pasta they call “pici.” Montepulciano, which was founded in the 1500s, is also full of beautiful cathedrals, churches and architecture.

The locals will even have a chance to log some on-screen time as background immortals. The town’s official Web site announced that auditions for extras are being held at the City Fortress every day until this Friday.

Click here to take a closer look at Montepulciano!

(Photo: Alex Pears/

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