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Carsoli,[1][2][3][4] also referred to as Santa Ruotina[5], is a location that appears in Cars 2.

Cars 2

Carsoli is a small village near Porto Corsa, Italy. It's the hometown of Luigi and Guido. Luigi's Uncle Topolino lives there with his wife Mama Topolino.


Buildings and Attractions


  • The fountain in Topolino’s village commemorates the six Maserati brothers – Enzo, Bindo, Carlo, Alfieri, Ettore and Ernesto.[6]
  • On the second disc of the Cars 2 Blu-ray, John Lasseter says Luigi's town was named Carsoli in allusion to Casoli, where composer Michael Giacchino has ancestry. In fact, Carsoli is also the name of a real village located in the Italian region of Abruzzo.
  • The main church is inspired by the main church of Forza d'Agrò, in Sicily.
  • Carsoli is similar to Forza d'Agrò and Romagnan Appennine's village.
  • In front of the church, there's a Maserati statue, with the Trident, the statue is similar to Bologna's Neptune statue.



  1. John Lasseter's Blu-ray and DVD audio commentary, 2011
  2. Cars 2 Production Notes
  3. Fun Facts: Cars Land Re-creates Radiator Springs with Familiar Landmarks from the Movie
  4. Bynghall, Steve (2011). Cars 2 : The Essential Guide. DK Publishing, Inc. p. 24. ISBN 0756675049.
  5. UK Cars 2 Official Website
  6. 6.0 6.1 ‘Cars 2′ Introduces Nearly 1,000 New Characters and More Fun Facts (Minor Spoilers)

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