Succession Season 3 ended with a surprising twist. But as the Roy family drama played out, viewers couldn’t help but appreciate the beautiful landscapes behind them. So where was the finale of the HBO series filmed?
The ‘Succession’ Season 3 finale was filmed in Italy
The final episodes of Succession Season 3 take the Roy family away from their New York City home to Italy for Caroline’s (Harriet Walter) wedding. On the show, the characters reveal the wedding is in Toscana. But in other scenes, Logan (Brian Cox) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) leave the area via helicopter and boat to visit Lukas Mattson (Alexander Skarsgård) in his beautiful waterfront mansion.
As reported by ET, series star Matthew Macfayden, who plays Tom Wambsgans, revealed those scenes, including the boating ones, were filmed in “the beautiful rolling hills of Tuscany and the lakes of Northern Italy.”
The showrunners were ‘lucky’ to get the coveted venues
Succession showrunners hired luxury travel consultant Emily FitzRoy to help book the season 3 shooting locations. The venue expert told The Hollywood Reporter that as a fan of the series, she knew what kind of residences each character would prefer.
“I immediately could tell where Kendall would want to stay,” she said. “He would want slick American bathrobes and a much more contemporary feel, and Lady Caroline would want aristocratic gardens.”
According to FitzRoy, the locations she found are usually pretty hard to get. But due to the pandemic, they were available for filming.
“They were very, very lucky,” FitzRoy suggested. “These places get booked up years and years in advance. Because of the pandemic — people weren’t getting married last year — we actually managed to get our feet in the door with relatively short notice.”
Some of the residences seen in ‘Succession’ Season 3 can be rented out
In her chat with The Hollywood Reporter, FitzRoy revealed details about a few of the venues seen in the final episodes of Succession Season 3. She noted that the residence Caroline and her fiance invite the Roys to stay in is La Foce, an estate in Southern Tuscany that sits between Florence and Rome. The show was filmed there for a total of three weeks.
“The gardens are the most beautiful in all of Italy — ironically, designed by an English man, ” FitzRoy said. “He invented the beautiful twisting lane of cypress trees that you see on every single postcard.”
The final episodes also featured Villa Cetinale, a 17th-century estate near Siena that was first home to Pope Alexander VII. But one of the most eye-catching locations was Mattson’s waterfront home, where the show was filmed for about a week. Named Villa La Cassinella, the estate is located on Lake Cuomo’s western shore.
“I love it because you can only get there by boat,” FitzRoy explained. “And it’s extremely private despite being right in the beating heart of Lake Como, which has become very popular in the last decade.”
According to FitzRoy, all of these estates are available to rent for $100,000 a week and up.