1. Crema Town square – Piazza Duomo
Elio and Oliver are sitting at the little cafe with iron chairs and tables, drinking coffee. Oliver examines bank application forms, then folds them up and puts them in his knapsack. He looks around the almost empty square.
Oliver: „What does one do around here?”
Elio: „Nothing. Wait for summer to end.”
It’s definitely worth visiting the Pro Loco Information Point in Crema, the meeting point for all Call Me by Your Name film and book fans. Here, the “Call Me by Your Name” room has been set up, where the props used for the filming of the movie bring to life one of the iconic scenes set in Crema’s main square. You can sit down for a photo at the café table where Elio and Oliver had their first rest during their first outing together, or take a look at the bicycles that the protagonists rode through the beautiful Italian countryside that summer.
They silently reclaim their bikes. Oliver seems to be miles away, but as Elio is getting on his bike, he loses balance for a moment and Oliver puts his arm around Elio’s shoulder, steadying him. He then speeds off, saying “Later”, leaving Elio on his own.
2. Street of Crema –Via Marazzi
Walking past the passageway on the narrow alley, Vicolo Marazzi – the one we saw in the film when Marzia walked hand-in-hand with Elio from the arcades, we also get to the Piazza Premoli. The palazzo that gave the name to the square on Via Benzoni is not only but it’s also the place where the two kissed. It’s also Guadagnino’s home and where Timothée Chalamet spent so much time in the spring of 2016 with his music professor, the composer, Roberto Solci, learning to play piano and where both Timothée and Armie Hammer spent so many evenings after work watching classics together with the director and his company.
3. Piazza Premoli Crema
„Why do you say that?” scene
Marzia: – People who read are hiders. They hide who they are. People who hide don’t always like who they are.
Elio: – Do you hide who you are?
Marzia: – Sometimes. Don’t you?
Elio: – Do I? I suppose. Do you hide from me?
Marzia: – No, not from you. Or maybe, yes, a bit.
Elio: – Like what?
Marzia:- You know exactly like what.
Elio:- Why do you say that?
Marzia:- Why? „Because I think you can hurt me and I don’t want to be hurt.”