Where was Ripley filmed? The houses and all the locations in Italy and New York

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Boasting great filming locations and superb photography, the Netflix series Ripley was filmed in Italy and New York.

The story is based on Patricia Highsmith's 1955 crime novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, which also inspired the 1999 film starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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Hailed as one of the best series to come out of 2024, the neo-noir show is also a lesson in how to navigate the world with 60s technology.

This time around, the cast is led by Andrew Scott as Tom Ripley, Johnny Flynn as Richard 'Dickie' Greenleaf, and Dakota Fanning as Marjorie 'Marge' Sherwood.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to (almost) all the filming locations of Ripley. You'll find the locations in order of appearance.

The Ripley locations

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Ripley's apartment in New York was filmed at 84 Madison Street in Chinatown, near the Manhattan Bridge.

There are also some establishing shots filmed in Central Park.
(You can open all the locations on Google Maps by clicking on the links below in the captions ↴)
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Ripley bar
As a Reddit user confirmed, the bar was filmed at the Old Town Bar at 45 Est 18th Street, near Union Square.

Opened in 1892, the location, with its long wooden bar and vintage decor, has been featured in several productions, including Sex and the City, Mad Men, and Law & Order.
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Abandoned canal street station
The subway scenes were filmed at the abandoned Canal Street and Bowery subway stations.

Built in 1908 and 1913, respectively, these platforms became redundant and have been closed for more than fifteen years. The stations are located adjacent to active tracks.
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Mechanics Alley
Production designer David Gropman explained to Condé Nast Traveler that the scene where Tom gets off the subway and feels he's being followed was filmed on Mechanics Alley, also in Chinatown under the Manhattan Bridge.
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One Hanson Place
The bank was filmed at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, also known as One Hanson Place in Brooklyn.

Opened in 1929, this magnificent neo-Romanesque skyscraper has undergone a remarkable conversion into opulent condominiums.

The spectacular ground floor is an event space that houses the Brooklyn Flea Market, but you may remember it as the Great Hall of the John Wick Hotel.
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Brooklyn Navy Yard
Herbert Greenleaf's Long Island Shipyard was shot in a warehouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, with some CGI.
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Ripley in  Italy

Old Garibaldi Station in Naples
Tom arrives at the old Garibaldi Station in Naples, which was demolished in 1960 to make way for the new, modern, and ugly station with more tracks that exists today.

As designer David Gropman told Atlas of Wonders, the team decided to use the station's previous architecture as inspiration, creating the version we see on screen from archival plans and research photos.

A 300-foot platform was built at a train maintenance yard in Rome, and five vintage cars were brought from Milan for the shoot.
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Ospedale Forlanaini
The interior hall of the Naples train station was filmed at the Ospedale Forlanaini in Rome, with the exterior and platform views provided by VFX.
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Tondo di Capodimonte in Naples
The curved street with the bus stop to Atrani was filmed in the Tondo di Capodimonte in Naples, an oval square that connected the city center to the Capodimonte Palace.
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Ripley Atrani
Known for its picturesque setting and narrow, stepped stairways, Atrani is the smallest town in the country.

Located on the famous Amalfi Coast in the Campania region of southwestern Italy, Atrani has a population of just over 1,000 residents.
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Atrani Church
If you've ever been to Atrani, you can understand Marge's fascination with the town.

The post office was a garage located in a tunnel under the tiny San Salvatore de' Birecto church.
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The Ripley house

Ripley house
There are many gorgeous villas along the Amalfi Coast, but Dickie's house was filmed at the Villa Torricella on the small island of Capri.

Built in 1902 by two American travelers who arrived in Capri in 1897, the house, with its recognizable Arabesc tower and a little round temple, rises 400 meters above the sea from the port of Marina Grande.

You can stay in a room in this elegant villa through Airbnb for about $500 for two nights.
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Hotel Miramare Atrani
The Hotel Miramare was inspired by the real hotel of the same name in Positano.

The room was filmed in a private home in Atrani, and the entrance was from a closed convent in the town.

Atrani Beach
Atrani Beach or Spiaggia di Atrani is a small pebble beach nestled among the cliffs along the Amalfi Coast road.

Usually crowded in high season, the beach offers beautiful views of the coastline and the surrounding cliffs.
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Caravaggio painting Naples
Sette opere di Misericordia is a famous Caravaggio painting located in the Pio Monte della Misericordia church in Naples.

This masterpiece, completed between 1606 and 1607, was commissioned to decorate the altar of this octagonal chapel.
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Vico San Nicola a Nilo bar
The bar where Freddie Miles (played by Eliot Sumner) first appears is located in the small alley of Vico San Nicola a Nilo in the historic center of Naples.
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Sanfelice Palace
In the fourth episode, "IV La Dolce Vita", when Tom is looking for Carlo in Naples, the second courtyard of the Sanfelice Palace in the Sanità district appears for the first time.

This 18th-century baroque architectural gem is a neglected private residence and is generally closed to the public.
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American Express office
The American Express office exterior is the Palazzo delle Poste e Telegrafi (Post and Telegraph Palace), built in Naples between 1931 and 1936.

The interior, along with the Brooks Brothers office, was filmed at the Palazzo dell'Aeronautica in Rome.
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Hotel Excelsior Rome
The Hotel Excelsior was filmed in several locations. The exterior is the Hotel Hassler in Rome.

This luxury five-star hotel in Rome is situated at the top of the Spanish Steps.
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Ripley hotel
The magnificent interior, with the lion staircase, was filmed at the Grand Hotel Plaza in the center of Rome.

The grand ballroom was transformed into the lobby and reception desk.

Opened in the 1860s, this refined neoclassical hotel was featured in the John Wick saga as the Il Continentale Hotel.
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Hotel Bolivar Rome
When Tom moves into a modest hotel in Rome, he ends up at the Hotel Bolivar, located in an alley with an elegant staircase in the center of the city.

The interior rooms at this hotel were shot in a private home in Rome.
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Salone delle Fontane
The bank in Rome was filmed at the Salone delle Fontane in the EUR district.

Originally conceived in the 1930s under the regime of Benito Mussolini, the Esposizione Universale Roma was built to host a Universal Exhibition that never took place due to the war.

The architecture in EUR is characterized by its rationalist and monumental style, with wide boulevards, imposing buildings, and grand squares, and has been featured in many shows and movies.
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Santa Maria la Nova church
-"La Luce"- The Contarelli Chapel with the three Caravaggio paintings in Rome is the San Luigi dei Francesi church near Piazza Navona.

However, the interior of the church, pictured, is the Santa Maria la Nova church in Naples.
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David with the Head of Goliath Galleria Borghese
The Galleria Borghese in Rome is home to several famous works by the Italian Baroque artist Caravaggio.

Tom pays attention to the David with the Head of Goliath, a 1610 painting that is believed to be a self-portrait of Caravaggio, as a young man and as an adult.

However, this scene was filmed in the Palazzo Taverna in the center of Rome, with a copy of Bernini's statue of Apollo and Daphne.
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San Sebastiano Gate
During the night of the crime in Rome, the car crosses the Porta San Sebastiano, one of the ancient gates of Rome's Aurelian Walls, built in the 3rd century AD.

Tom leaves the Fiat on the Appian Way, one of the oldest and most important Roman roads, which stretches from Rome to the southeastern city of Brindisi.
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Park of the Aqueducts Rome
Ripley takes a taxi in an old farmhouse in the Park of the Aqueducts (Parco degli Acquedotti).

The park is named after the ancient Roman aqueducts that run through the area, some of which are still standing and remarkably well preserved.
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Macabre Entertainment
In the seventh episode, "Macabre Entertainment," Tom travels to Sicily.

The peculiar cathedral of Palermo, with its unique architectural style reflecting a mixture of influences, appears several times in the establishing shots.
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Pantelleria Palace
The exterior of the Hotel Palma in Palermo was shot in the Palazzo Pantelleria-Varvaro in the old town.

The palace, now used as a venue for events, was originally built in the 15th century by a Catalan family who came to Sicily at the time when the Crown of Aragon ruled the island.
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Hotel Palma Ripley
Hotel Palma's lobby was created in Rome's Palazzo Ruspoli, a grand 16th-century baroque palace that today serves as a convention center.

Tom's suite was filmed at the Grand Hotel Plaza in Rome.
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Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia
Tom visits the Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia in Palermo, dedicated to the patron saint of the city.

Located on Mount Pellegrino, it includes the Grotto of Santa Rosalia, where her relics were found.
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Oratory of San Lorenzo
Caravaggio's masterpiece "The Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence" used to be at the Oratory of San Lorenzo (Oratory of St. Lawrence) in Palermo before it was stolen, probably by the Cosa Nostra, in 1969.

The painting was never recovered, but a high-tech replica was installed in the altar in 2015.
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San Felice Palace in Naples
The exterior of the hotel in Palermo is the first courtyard with the famous open staircase of the Sanfelice Palace in Naples (the second courtyard appears in the fourth episode).

Designed by architect Ferdinando Sanfelice, the palazzo is distinguished by its unique double staircase, which spirals upwards to connect the floors in an innovative architectural feat for its time.

Church of Sant'Anna la Misericordia
The scene pictured was filmed in a small square located on the Church of Sant'Anna la Misericordia square in Palermo's Kalsa neighborhood.
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Palazzo dei Congressi EUR
The Roma Termini Station interior was recreated at the Palazzo dei Congressi in the EUR in Rome.

With clean lines, geometric shapes, and a monumental scale that reflects the architectural style popular during the Fascist period in Italy, the building now serves as a venue for conferences, exhibitions, and cultural events.
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Scalinata dei Borgia stairs
The murder in the 1606 Rome in the last episode, "Narcissus", is the the Scalinata dei Borgia stairs in the Rione Monti neighborhood.

Also known as the "Vicus Scelleratus" or "Cursed Way", legend has it that it was the site of the murder of the infamous enemies of the Borgia family.
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Villa Aldobrandini
The 17th century Palazzo Colonna in Paliano is actually the Villa Aldobrandini in Frascati, outside Rome.

Renowned for its Renaissance and Baroque architecture, the villa features splendid gardens and an impressive art collection.
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Ripley palace in Venice
In Venice, Ripley treats himself to renting the splendid Palazzo Contarini Polignac, overlooking the Grand Canal.

Built in the 15th century, it served as the residence of various noble families before being acquired by the Polignac family in the 19th century.

Renowned for its Venetian Gothic architecture and ornate interiors, the palace is now privately owned and occasionally hosts cultural events and exhibitions.
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Hotel Danieli Venice
The Greenleaf stay at the imposing Hotel Danieli, a luxury hotel located near the iconic St. Mark's Square.

Housed in a historic Venetian palace dating back to the 14th century, the hotel offers elegant accommodations, fine dining options, and breathtaking views of the Grand Canal.
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1- Anonymous - Apr 18, 2024, 9:45 AM
It appears that the Galleria Borghese scene was filmed in a different location (not the actual Borghese villa).

2- Anonymous - Apr 20, 2024, 2:10 PM
My wife and I are headed to Rome for a vacation tomorrow (the first time). This was a GREAT series and a fantastic preview of what's to come. Steve Zaillian did an amazing job with this project. Robert Elswit's cinematography was outstanding. This is a MUST-see series!

3- D. Gropman - Apr 26, 2024, 9:44 AM
What a great site, and so well researched - full of great history and details. Here are a few more bits of information you may want to include:

Because Napoli Centrale Station was just completed in 1960, we decided to use the previous station architecture as our inspiration. 300 feet of platform was built at a train maintenance yard in Rome, along with five period cars from Milan. The rest was created from archival plans, research photos, and our concept art, by a great VFX team. The interior of the station was filmed at Ospedale Forlanini, 1934, by Ugo Giovanozzi, architect - with views of the exterior and train platform provided by VFX.

The Hotel Miramare interiors were filmed in a private residence in Atrani. The exterior was that of a closed convent in Atrani.

You're correct, the work of Fernando Sanfelice (the proper spelling) is so magnificent we used it twice, but not the same building. His two masterpieces sit side by side.

Tom's entry into the "Hotel Excelsior" was shot in the grand ballroom of the Grand Hotel Plaza, which we turned into the lobby and reception desk. Tom and Freddie's suites were shot at Palazzo Ruspoli in central Rome.

Also at EUR, we created the interior of Roma Termini Station in the Palazzo dei Congressi, 1936.

The "Galleria Borghese" was filmed at Palazzo Taverna in central Rome. The Bernini statue of Apollo and Daphne is a copy we brought in.

Although Tom is seen leaving, then returning to, Freddie's Fiat along the aqueduct, he drives the car to and abandons it on, the Appian Way.

   4- Ra Moon - Apr 26, 2024, 1:10 PM
   Thank you, updated! It is an honor to have first-hand information from you :D

5- D. Gropman - Apr 26, 2024, 2:37 PM
The last photo is of Palazzo Pantelleria in Palermo. The courtyard was used to portray the exterior of "Hotel Palma." The lobby for Hotel Palma was created at Palazzo Ruspoli in Rome. Tom's Hotel Palma suite was filmed at the Grand Hotel Plaza in Rome.

   6- Ra Moon - Apr 26, 2024, 3:16 PM
   That's great - we've added a few more locations in Sicily as well.

7- D. Gropman - May 7, 2024, 2:03 PM
Only the Exterior of the Naples American Express was filmed at the Palazzo delle Poste e Telegrafi. The interior was created at Palazzo dell'Aeronautica in Rome, (Architect: Roberto Marino. Built circa 1931) as well as the interior of Brooks Brothers.


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