Sunday, August 15, 2010

Spaghetti Western Locations

In the “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, Tuco and The Man With No Name join as partners in crime when they cook up a scheme where the wanted bandit is turned in for the reward on his head. When Tuco is sentenced to hang the first time his hanging takes place at Elios Studios outside of Rome. The second time the trick is pulled it takes place at Mini Hollywood near Almeria Spain. The bank of El Paso used in “For a Few Dollars More' was camouflaged by set designer Carlo Simi and today the spot where the hanging tree was located is covered with a building marked Fire Department.

For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi “Garringo” Yasuda’s excellent website:


  1. Sad to see so many of these locations are hardly recognizable these days. Time marches on...sadly enough.

  2. Sadly you are correct. Those that are left are surrounded by green houses and wind machines today. The only pristine areas are the ramblas and mountain locations that civilization has not reached yet but will in the next 10 years. At least Mini Hollywood, Texas Hollywood and Rancho Leone have preserved the sets used in the films so you can still walk where Sergio, Clint, Lee and others walked.