The talented Mr. Ripley is one of my all-time favorites, and I must confess the legendary duo Jude Law and Matt Damon is not stranger to my movie infatuation. Little did I know that Alain Delon, the original Man Candy in my opinion, also played the character of Tom Ripley.
Girls, who is your favorite Ripley : Alain Delon or Matt Damon?
Even if it looks like it, this is not a Monday Man Candy post. The late Anthony Minguella’ s The Talented Mr. Ripley is in part shot in Ischia and in Procida (see post), and this post is about Ischia.
Ischia is bigger than Capri and Procida. There is a thermal garden, so incredibly vast we did spend the day. I did not take my camera but I went from mud baths to cold waters. It was such a terribly exhausting experience!
The movie is shot on a beach and a port under the Castello Aragonese, a XII century fortress. Today, it is the most visited place on the island.
The fortress is worth the visit and if you girls are looking for a location for your wedding, I know they host pretty amazingly romantic ceremonies and weddings.
My most memorable experience in Ischia is seeing a religious procession. It is a real life scene, and I couldn’t help but wonder when Silvana’s body would rise from the seas.
By the way, I am very partial to Alain Delon. I think we look good together haha.