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Robert Pattinson and 'New Moon' co-stars experiencing 'la dolce vita' in Italy

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British heart-throb Robert is in the medieval town of Montepulciano in Tuscany filming scenes for New Moon
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Twilight, Robert Pattinson, Italy, filming, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Montepulciano, Vancouver Enlarge

Kristen, who stars as Bella Swan in the vampire flick, has been exploring the area with her hunky co-star during breaks from filming
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28 MAY 2009

Italian fans of Twilight were given a glimpse of the action in the sequel to the saga as Robert Pattinson and his co-stars began lensing more scenes for New Moon this week.

Twenty-three-year-old Robert and Kristen Stewart who plays the British heart-throb's love interest Bella in the vampire fantasy, are currently filming in the medieval town of Montepulciano in Tuscany. The move to the Italian location follows a stint on the movie's Vancouver set.

News of the arrival of the cult hit's cast didn’t take long to reach the locals. Dozens of excited fans camped outside Robert's hotel hoping to catch a glimpse of their idol.

In breaks from filming Robert and Kristen, who play an on-screen couple, have been taking in the local sights. Picturesque Montepulciano stands in for Volterra, the home of the vampire coven known as the Volturi, whose leader Aro is played by newcomer Michael Sheen.

Another newcomer is Dakota Fanning, who plays a vampire who can create the illusion of pain.

The movie focuses on the relationship between Robert's supernatural character Edward Cullen and teen Bella who is devastated when he abruptly disappears. And she finds herself drawn into the world of werewolves – ancestral enemies of the vampires – by her growing friendship with Jacob Black, played by 17-year-old Taylor Lautner, and finds her loyalties tested.

For those who can't wait to see the new film, due to be released in the UK on November 27, there's a chance to see a clip from it on Sunday when Robert, Kristen and Taylor present it at the MTV Movie Awards.

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