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6 Ripley filming locations you need to visit

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6 Ripley filming locations you need to visit
With the new Ripley show starring Andrew Scott landing on Netflix, here are five filming locations from the miniseries that you can visit in real life
Andrew Scott seems to be everywhere lately, from playing the hot priest in Fleabag to capturing the pain of grief in critically acclaimed All of Us Strangers. Now, the Irish actor is taking on the the starring role in new Netflix series Ripley, which is an adaption of the 1999 film The Talented Mr Ripley. 
Scott plays Tom Ripley, a grifter who is barely scraping by in 1960s New York when he’s hired by a wealthy man to fly to Italy and convince his son Dickie Greenleaf to return home. But this strange job offer leads Ripley into a life of deceit.
The eight-part series is set across multiple locations, including New York and Italy’s Capri, Rome, Palermo, Atrani and Venice. While the choice to shoot in black and white offers a sinister and dark undertone, the natural beauty of the various backdrops still shines through.
To celebrate the show’s release, Betfair Casino has rounded up the most popular locations that you can visit yourself. The popularity of each location was measured by a unique index score—based on the number of hashtags each location has racked up on Instagram, as well as Tripadvisor and Google rankings—with the lower the overall index score the higher the ranking. 

1. Caffè Florian, Venice

The Oriental Hall in Caffe Florian. Image: S.A.C.R.A. srl, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Known for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Venice is a primary filming location for the Netflix series, with the Italian cafe acting as a backdrop for a scene in which main character Ripley is spotted taking in the sights with a drink in hand. 
"Caffè Florian has been treating customers to delicious coffee since 1720"
The oldest Italian coffee shop, it has been treating customers to delicious coffee since 1720 and has become an adored spot for locals and visitors alike. It resides in St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) and its ornate interiors of red velvet sofas, gold delicate trims and tiled floors make it breathtakingly beautiful. If delicious coffee isn’t enough to satisfy your cravings, the establishment also serves layered cakes and homemade gelato.

2. Hotel Bolivar, Rome

During the show’s trailer, Ripley can be seen on a set of steps leading up to the Hotel Bolivar on Via delle Tre Cannelle. The streets and other buildings around the hotel are also captured throughout Ripley’s time in Rome. 
As you step into Hotel Bolivar, you'll be greeted by an elegant lobby adorned with classic furnishings and timeless decor. From the hotel's rooftop terrace, you can enjoy breathtaking views of Rome's iconic landmarks, including the nearby Trevi Fountain and the historic Pantheon.

3. Santa Maria La Nova Cathedral, Naples

The Santa Maria La Nove Cathedral, Naples. Image: Mentnafunangann, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Situated in the heart of Naples, the Renaissance-style church serves as the backdrop for interior scenes in the new Netflix series. Dating back to the late 13th century, this cathedral is renowned for its intricate facades, ornate interior, and rich history.
"The cathedral also boasts some remarkable artworks, including masterpieces by renowned artists such as Caravaggio"
The cathedral also boasts some remarkable artworks, including masterpieces by renowned artists such as Caravaggio and Giovanni Lanfranco. Meanwhile, the crypt houses the remains of Naples' patron saint, San Gennaro.

Il Tempio di Adriano, Rome

Il Tempio di Adriano, Rome. Image: Labicanense, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Scenic exterior shots in Rome also included the Temple of Hadrian, an ancient Roman structure on the Campus Martius which comes in at joint third with the Santa Maria La Nova Cathedral.
Build in the 2nd century AD, this architectural marvel is a testament to the grandeur of the Roman Empire. Nearby attractions include the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the picturesque streets of the historic centre.

4. Palazzo dei Congressi, Rome

After Tom relocates from Dickie's house in Atrani to a private apartment in Rome, the notable Palazzo dei Congressi building can be spotted in the show. Palazzo dei Congressi is a modernist masterpiece located in the EUR district of Rome.
"The Palazzo dei Congressi is worth a visit for its architectural significance alone"
Designed by renowned architect Adalberto Libera, this iconic building serves as a hub for conferences, exhibitions, and cultural events. Even if you're not attending an event, the Palazzo dei Congressi is worth a visit for its architectural significance alone. Take a stroll around the exterior and admire its striking facade, which reflects the principles of Rationalist architecture.

5. The James A Farley Building, New York

While multiple locations were used around the city, the James A Farley Building in Midtown Manhattan is seen in a particular scene where Ripley accesses a PO box.
Designed by renowned architect McKim, Mead & White, this Beaux-Arts masterpiece has served as a symbol of New York's grandeur since its completion in 1912.
Cover image: Netflix
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