The Talented Mr. Ripley in Ischia

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?

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Plein Soleil – Alain Delon

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The Talented Mr. Ripley – Matt Damon

  Or do you prefer Dicky Greenleaf aka Jude Law?

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The Talented Mr. Ripley – Jude Law

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.

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Ischia -Fondamentally 君悦

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Ischia – Fondamentally 君悦

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!

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Ischia – Fondamentally 君悦

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.

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Ischia Castello Aragonese – Fondamentally 君悦

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Ischia Castello Aragonese – Fondamentally 君悦

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Ischia Castello Aragonese – Fondamentally 君悦

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Ischia Castello Aragonese – Fondamentally 君悦

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.

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Ischia – Fondamentally 君悦

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.

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Ischia – Fondamentally 君悦

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Ischia – Fondamentally 君悦

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Ischia – Fondamentally 君悦

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Ischia – Fondamentally 君悦

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Ischia – Fondamentally 君悦

      By the way, I am very partial to Alain Delon. I think we look good together haha.

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Plein Soleil – Alain Delon

 

Ischia - Fondamentally 君悦

Ischia – Fondamentally 君悦

 

 

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