Luciano Ricceri (26 April 1940 – 1 February 2020) was an Italian production designer and costume designer, winner of the David di Donatello for Best Sets and Decorations for the 1991 film Captain Fracassa's Journey and the 2001 film Unfair Competition.

Luciano Ricceri
Born(1940-04-26)26 April 1940
Died1 February 2020(2020-02-01) (aged 79)
Orte, Italy
OccupationProduction designer
Costume designer
Years active1962-2020


Ricceri began his career in the early 1960s, being an assistant to Piero Gherardi on the sets of Federico Fellini's and Juliet of the Spirits. He later became a loyal collaborator of Ettore Scola, working on many of his films, including Captain Fracassa's Journey, which earned him the Nastro d'Argento for Best Production Design, and Unfair Competition, for which he won the David di Donatello for Best Sets and Decorations.

Ricceri was also a very prolific production designer for television series: he built the sets of Giuliano Montaldo's Marco Polo entirely in studios. He was later hired on Inspector Montalbano, building the sets of 19 episodes between 1999 and 2017.[1]

Ricceri died in Orte on 1 February 2020, at the age of 79.[2]



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  1. ^ "I luoghi del Commissario Montalbano". Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Da Scola a Montalbano, addio al grande scenografo Ricceri". Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata. 1 February 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2020.

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