Star Wars holiday destinations from around the world

The ninth film in the main saga, The Rise of Skywalker, has been a huge hit in cinema screens this Christmas and if previous entries into the series are any guide, it’s near-certain to be among the biggest films of the year, especially given the much-anticipated return of Emperor Palpatine, that most sinister Dark Lord of the Sith.

The Star Wars saga has run for 11 films, as well as a host of spin-offs and companion series. To bring the universe to life, the location scouts have worked tirelessly. From the deserts of Tunisia to the forests of northern California, the films have taken their makers around the world – and thanks to a new infographic from Holiday Hypermarket, you can follow in their footsteps.

In order to capture some of the most memorable scenes in the series, the filmmakers have had to travel to frost-bitten Icelandic landscapes, the jungles of Thailand, and Death Valley itself. Djerba, Tunisia, was famously used as the setting for that most famously wretched hive of scum and villainy, Mos Eisley spaceport on Tatooine.

When the time came to film the prequel trilogy, George Lucas was looking for something a little distinctive. The capital of Naboo, Theed, was filmed in Seville, while the Naboo lakeside scenes in Attack of the Clones were largely filmed on the banks of Lake Como, in Italy.

Check out the infographic, pick your destination, and take your first step into a larger world!

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