Following Famous Movie Location Trails

Highlights:  Napoli – Ischia and Procida - Caserta - Sorrento - Capri - Ravello, Amalfi and Positano  

 

 

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Description

Movie locations are frequently shot in beautiful settings and it is no wonder that many movies have been filmed in the Campania region too. If you are not really fond of movies, this tour gives you the chance to capture fascinating places anyway, if instead, you love movies you will experience great moments in visiting the same stunning views, monuments or events which you had a glimpse of while watching the film at the cinema. Enjoy eating the pizza where Julia Roberts tasted it in Naples, discover Mr. Ripley’s Talent’s locations in Ischia at the beautiful castle and in Procida in the picturesque square of “Mongibello” where Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law filmed a scene, be excited in visiting Star War’s Palace, Angel and Demon’s Vatican or Mission Impossible interiors at the Royal Palace in Caserta, feel passionate like Sofia Loren in “Scandal in Sorrento” or “It started in Naples” shot in the bay of Sorrento and the beautiful island of Capri and finally, be romantic in Ravello where Gina Lollobrigida and Humphrey Bogart acted in the splendour of Villa Cimbrone and in Positano where Dian Lane seeks for her Italian lover in “Under the Tuscan Sun” Whether you love movies or not, enjoy an exciting, unusual and fantastic tour!

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DAY 1: Naples
Arrive in Naples and meet your tour leader. Transfer to the hotel, check-in and join your fellow travellers for a tour briefing. According to your time arrival, you can enjoy a walk in the historic town of Naples and taste the most renowned pizza at Michele’s since 1870 where Julia Roberts ate a Pizza Margherita in “Eat, Pray, Love”. (D)

DAY 2: Naples - Ischia – Procida - Naples
This is the day in the footsteps of the movie “Mr. Ripley’s Talent” which has been shot in two of the three Neapolitan Bay’s islands: Ischia and Procida. Your tour leader takes you to the harbour of Naples where you take the ferry to the biggest of the three islands, Ischia. While you queue to get on the ferry, give a look to the harbor. In another movie, “The Bourne Supremacy”, it has been given a glimpse of the harbor although the internal scenes were filmed in Berlin. After about an hour you get off at the busy port of Ischia and head towards Ischia Ponte beneath the beautiful Castle of Aragona and close to the “Bagno Antonio”, two places were “Mr. Ripley’s Talent” was shot. Take your pictures and have a walk on the beach. If the weather permits, have a nice bath too. After a stroll in the alleys of Ischia and a lunch at your leisure, take another ferry to Procida. While approaching the shore, Procida welcomes you with a picturesque view of its coloured houses standing upright on the hill. What you see in front of you is Corricella which in the movie has been named “Mongibello”. Once you get off, take snapshots of the piazza where the scene with Damon, Paltrow and Law was filmed. Have a nice walk in Via San Rocco until you get to Piazza di Martiri. That is where another moving film was shot “The Postman”. In one of the bars in the square the postman used to work in his “post-office”. Late in the afternoon you take the ferry back to Naples. (B, D)

DAY 3: Naples - Caserta – Sorrento 
Today you are headed to Caserta to visit the 18th Century Royal Palace. It is a Palace particularly suitable for various kinds of movies. Here, in fact, were shot “Mission Impossible III”, “Star Wars - Episode I and II”, “Angels and Demons”. Both in Mission Impossible and Angels and Demons the Palace was used for representing an internal room of the Vatican. In Star Wars instead, the Palace was perfect as the Royal Palace of Naboo. Once you see the impressive staircases and the magnificent royal apartments, you find out in what way they have been suitable for the shooting of a fantastic movie such as “Star Wars” or an action movie like “Mission Impossible” or even a “religious” one as “Angels and Demons”. A local guide will give you details of the history of the Palace but also curious stories and anecdotes during the filmmaking. For lunch you are taken to Casertavecchia, a welcoming medieval town atop a hill and in the early afternoon you drive back towards Naples and continuing to Sorrento. You have free time to discover Sorrento town by yourself. At leisure, in the evening, you can enjoy a musical with traditional Neapolitan songs and folk dances. (B, L, D)


DAY 4: Sorrento – Capri - Sorrento
This morning it is the turn to discover some movie scenes shot in Capri. A bus takes you to the shore of Sorrento and here you can have some snapshots of the bay where Sofia Loren and Vittorio De Sica filmed “Scandal in Sorrento” in 1956. Also a scene of “A Good Woman” by Oscar Wilde was shot here with two stars of Hollywood, Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johansson. From the bay of Sorrento it will get you about only 30 minutes to reach Capri. You will love this island at one glance and it is no wonder that a romantic movie was filmed here. Clarke Gable, Sofia Loren and Vittorio De Sica acted in “It Started in Naples” in 1960 at the Marina Grande, in Piazza Umberto I° and at the shore with small boats that take to the marvellous Grotta Azzurra. You will not miss one of these locations but once you are here you cannot either miss the other highlights of the island. Your tour leader will take you to the Gardens of Augustus which overlook the Faraglioni rocks, symbol of Capri. After a pleasant stroll in the alleys full of shops, restaurants and cafés you then head to the other part of the island, Anacapri where we suggest not to miss the beautiful Villa that once belonged to the Swedish doctor Axel Munthe. Late in the afternoon the ferry takes you back to Sorrento. (B, D)

(B, L, D)

DAY 5: Sorrento - Ravello – Amalfi – Positano - Sorrento
Get prepared with light clothes and comfortable shoes as today you will be enchanted by the beauty of the Amalfi coast walking for a long while. From Sorrento the tour leader takes you by bus to Ravello, a jewel atop a hill overlooking the sea, which in 2003 was the setting for “A Good Woman”. Going further back to 1953, Humphrey Bogart and Gina Lollobrigida acted in “Beat the Devil”. What is stunning, is that still today, both the centre of Ravello and Villa Cimbrone recall the magic of those past 50-ies. After a stroll in the town centre, stay for a while just looking at the enchanting view from the Villa. Next, you descend stoney stairs to Amalfi enjoying a surprising beautiful walk in the nature. Once you arrive in Amalfi, you first have lunch in an exquisite local restaurant. Then you have some free time for shopping and visiting the centre with its great Cathedral before getting on a boat that will take you to Positano and Sorrento. Within the following hours you will live the experience to see the enchanting Amalfi Coast from the sea. Positano is the place where many artists stay for relaxing and creating. Mick Jagger wrote with Keith Richards the song “Midnight Rambler” in a café during a holiday in Positano. Patricia Highsmith too, the author of “Mr. Ripley’s Talent” was inspired to write her novel while staying in Positano. Among other movies filmed here there is “Only You” with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Junior and “Under The Tuscan Sun”. Have a snapshot in front of the hotel “California” where Diane Lane meets the Italian lover and enjoy a walk in the “Scalinatella” from the bay uphill. You finally return to Sorrento again by motorboat. (B, L, D)

DAY 6: Sorrento – Naples - departure
Breakfast and transfer to Naples. According to your flight, enjoy a last walk in the historic town centre of Naples and have a nice pizza at Michele’s.

 



 

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Duration:

5 Nights/6 Days

 

Hotel Category:

3* or 4* in comfortable rooms with private bathroom, tv, airdryer

 

Meals:

5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners

 

Tour Leader:

English speaking leader (also other language available)

 

Local Guides:

Half day guides in: Royal Palace in Caserta

 

Means of transportation:

Comfortable luxury bus with air conditioning and tv

 

Periods:

Mid March – mid October

 

 

 

contact

 For information contact macondotour

www.macondotour.it/contact

Phone: +39 0824 941385

Ultima modifica il Venerdì, 29 Marzo 2019 15:21