Cinecitta Studios is back in business after a blaze last August partly damaged an area of the studio's back lot, the studio announced today.

The August 9th fire was extinguished without any residual damage to the studios buildings or archives - but not before the 'Roman suburbs' set from the BBC/HBO mega-mini series Rome was destroyed.

At the time of the fire, Cinecitta's management team told Screen International that the fire was extinguished quickly and they didn't expect it to impede business.

Two new film productions will be shooting at the studios this fall, Cinecitta has announced, including Spike Lee's upcoming Italian project The Miracle at Saint Anna. Lee's film is set in Tuscany during WWII and is centered on one of the most brutal battles to take place on Italian soil and the people that were affected by it.

U-900 by The Lives of Others producer Wiedemann-Berg Filmproduktion will also set up shop at Cinecitta. Directed by Sven Unterwaldt, the film is a submarine-comedy that will utilize Cinecitta's life-size replica of a WW2 German submarine that was created in 2000 for the shooting of U-571, also a submarine film (directed by Jonathan Mostow).

Other productions recently hosted on Cinecitta's lots include Abel Ferrara's Go-Go Tales, Francois Girard's Silk, Catherine Hardwicke's Nativity, Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York and Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, among others. The HBO/BBC production Rome set up shop at the Roman studios from 2003-2006.