Italy in Film: 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'

Let Travel Italian Style help you experience the Amalfi Coast the way the Hollywood stars do!

One of the most famous movie adaptions ever filmed in the Italian Amalfi Coast region is “The Talented Mr. Ripley”. Based on the 1955 novel with the same name, this 1999 American thriller is about a struggling young man named Tom Ripley who lives in New York City and has exceptional talents in lying and impersonation. His characteristics get him an opportunity to travel to Italy with the purpose of convincing the son of a wealthy American businessman to go back home…

The story picks up from there and Ripley shows his true capabilities as a sociopath. The movie stars some well-known Hollywood actors and actresses as Matt Damon, Jude Law, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Cate Blanchett. It was also nominated for the 1999 Academy Awards in five categories.

The breathtaking coastline and the historic city shots, alongside the powerful plot of the movie create a strong desire for the viewers to experience the food and the activities while listening to the same music, in the same places on their own.

Now, the good news is that we at Travel Italian Style offer you a pick to all these beautiful one-of-a-kind locations in our exclusive Amalfi Coast tour. Check out our photos at the bottom from our 2015 Amalfi Coast tour! With us, you will get to sail on the waters of the exotic Ischia Island, as did Tom (Matt Damon), Dickie (Jude Law), Marge (Gwyneth Paltrow), and Freddie (Philip Seymour Hoffman), right after the boys got back home from Rome, walk trough the historic streets of Procida Island, where the town scenes are filmed, and maybe even witness the Festival of the Madonna!

Bonus: Upon Tom Ripley’s arriving in Italy for the first time, a piece of music, “Italia”, plays in the background that beautifully captures the characters emotions at the moment. You can find the link here!

Positano, Salerno, Campania, Italy Photo Credit: Travel Italian Style

Positano, Salerno, Campania, Italy

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Procida Islands, Naples, Campania, Italy Photo Credit: Travel Italian Style

Procida Islands, Naples, Campania, Italy

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The group enjoying a toast on Ischia Island, Naples, Campania, Italy Photo Credit: Travel Italian Style

The group enjoying a toast on Ischia Island, Naples, Campania, Italy

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Naples, Campania, Italy Photo Credit: Travel Italian Style

Naples, Campania, Italy

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Chiesa Martorana, Piazza Bellini, Palermo, Sicily, Italy - Photo Credit Askii https://www.flickr.com/photos/askii/

Chiesa Martorana, Piazza Bellini, Palermo, Sicily, Italy - Photo Credit Askii https://www.flickr.com/photos/askii/

S. Angelo Ischia, Italy Photo Credit: Travel Italian Style

S. Angelo Ischia, Italy Photo Credit: Travel Italian Style

Travel Italian Style will be taking 8 exclusive guests back to the Amalfi Coast for our tour in June 2016 - Join us as we explore the authentic side of through meeting locals, experiencing breathtaking views, and tasting regional cuisine and wines. We will be living the true Italian sweet life on the seaside! Contact us at info@travelitalianstyle.com for more information!

Meet Linet

My name is Linet Malekian. I am currently a student at California State University, Long Beach majoring in Recreation and Leisure Studies, with a concentration in Travel and Tourism. I also have a background in Electronic Media, and have taken several film and media courses. My passion for movies and traveling has motivated me to gain knowledge in both industries. Although I am currently more involved in the entertainment industry, my ultimate goal is to find a new and fun way to combine the two fields of travel and movies as my main career in near future.