Where was Murder Mystery filmed? All the Filming Locations in Italy

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Now back for the sequel, this action comedy directed by Kyle Newacheck (one of the creators of the TV series Workaholics), was on top of Netflix's list of the most-viewed titles of 2019.

Featuring a global ensemble cast, Murder Mystery was primarily filmed in the north of Italy. The film also includes a few scenes recorded in Montréal, Canada.

Where is Murder Mystery filmed

Adam Sandler embodies Nick Spitz, a New York policeman who decides to please his wife, Audrey, played by Jennifer Aniston, by taking her on a long-awaited trip to Europe.

On the plane, the couple meets a mysterious man (played by Luke Evans) who invites them to spend an evening on his luxurious yacht. But when their host's uncle is murdered, the policeman and his wife become the main suspects in the crime.

Here is our guide to all the filming locations of Murder Mystery. Contains no spoilers! Also, following this link, you can find the locations where Murder Mystery 2 was filmed.

Murder Mystery Locations

Milan Malpensa Airport
The first scene after Nick and Audrey land in Europe was filmed at Milan Malpensa Airport.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Yacht film location
Yacht Charter Fleet reported that the production filmed some scenes on board the Mediterranean Queen, also known as the superyacht Sarastar.

The 2017-built luxury boat spans 197 feet in width (60m) and boasts six rooms, including a master suite.
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Murder Mystery city
These scenes recorded on billionaire Charles Cavendish's yacht are set in Malaga, in the south of Spain.

However, Malaga was actually filmed in the charming town of Santa Margherita Ligure.

This lovely village is located in the heart of the Italian Riviera, near the scenic harbor of Portofino and half an hour's drive from the city of Genoa.
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Shooting locations Italian Riviera
This establishing shot is not Santa Margherita but the Bay of Silence Beach in Sestri Levante, considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.
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Dove è stato filmato Murder Mystery
The sequences taking place during the Monaco-Grand Prix celebration were filmed in the Porta Venezia area in Via Lazzaro Spallanzani, Milano.

As you can see, the Monte Carlo hills in the background were added via CGI.
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Lake Como Movie Netflix
The night in Monte Carlo was also filmed in Milan, in the Hotel Principe di Savoia.

This classic resort is an exquisite treasure that reflects the old Grand Hotel splendor from a bygone era, like the Curon Hotel featured in the Italian Netflix series.
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Da Giacomo restaurant
The bar scene, pictured, was filmed at the elegant Da Giacomo restaurant at 6 Via Pasquale Sottocorno, also in Milano.
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Murder Mystery Town
The cast and crew were shooting in several locations in Lake Como during the summer of 2018.

The local market was a set filmed in Piazza Medaglie d'Oro in Como town.
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Murder Mystery Villa
Murder Mystery was filmed in Villa Erba, a stunning 19th-century manor house on the shores of the lake in Cernobbio.

This classic-style mansion was also used as a filming location for the 2004 movie Ocean's Twelve.
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Murder Mystery drehort
The car chase sequence starring the flashy Ferrari Testarossa was filmed along state road 340 on the western shore of the lake.

The shoot took place in the villages of Torriggia, Laglio, Carate Urio, Moltrasio, and Argegno.

The scene ends up back in Como, near the Tempio Voltiano museum. If you travel here don't look for the statue, it was part of the set.
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Dónde se rodó Criminales en el mar
The train station where the duo are boarding the Orient Express is the imposing Milano Centrale, one of the largest railway stations in Europe.

Opened in 1931 to replace the old central station, this railway temple with massive glass and steel domes combines the Art Nouveau and Art Decó styles.
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Lake Como Movie Netflix
Don't try to find the postcard-perfect, idyllic landscape depicted in this movie screenshot: There is no such place.

Italy is a gorgeous country, but this image was entirely generated by CGI.

Bernina Express Movie
However, this composition seems to be inspired by the Bernina Express.

This panoramic train runs along the World Heritage Site known as the Rhaetian Railway in the Albula - Bernina section of the Alps, from Thusis in Switzerland to Tirano in Italy.
Image courtesy of David Gubler, Enzo Jiang, and Daniel Schwen - Map

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  1. The gorgeous bay at min 17.12 is located in Sestri Levante, and it pictures the ‘silence bay’ and the ‘fairy tales’ bay’ :)

    1. Good eye, Paola. A jewel of the Ligurian coast!

  2. I think that the last landscape was inspired in the Bernina Express Train, that in fact it's near Lake Como.

    1. Thanks Nali, we expanded the post with your suggestion!

  3. The car chase scene at 15.30 mins before the end, is in Domaso, the corner along Via Regina Levante where it meets the end of the little street of Via Regina. We stayed in a holiday appartment on Via Regina a few months ago and recognised the location instantly. It is very beautiful there!

  4. Thank you! Your article provided me with more info and interest in places which I have not been in Italy!

  5. The village you see from the window of the Orient Express is Gandria on the swiss side of beautiful Lake Lugano (the one between Lake Como and Lake Maggiore).

  6. Thanks for the list! About the last pic: it seems a collage of different sights especially in Switzerland: Landwasserviadukt (across this lake - in fact it's across a gorge). Acutally the whole Postcard Trainride is this part of the Albula Line in Filisur. But the Orient Express wouldn't fit on the narrow 1m guage, it was fotoshopped in. Also the landscape in the background is the Bernina Massiv 50km south east of the spot (several vallies further away). The villages are photoshopped in as well, but also in Canton Graubünden as most of the used pics in the collage. The one above is Soglio I would say, 20km up the river from Lake Como. The only thing I don't know is the lakeside villa. Probably on Lake Como somewhere. It looks like one of the Lago Maggiore islands but it's not.

  7. I looked at another website but this one is right the other one is wrong.

  8. And the bar scene at 57.00 minustes, from the Giacomo Bistrot in Milan. Via Pasquale Sottocorno, 6 (https://giacomomilano.com/). A very nice restaurant.

  9. When they land in Europe, the Airport u see, is actually Milan Malpensa (terminal1), not Malaga


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