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Capri and the Movies

Sophia Loren, Brigitte Bardot, Totò... Capri's love for the silver screen

Capri and the Movies

Exotic islands have always been one of the most enchanting settings for film and advertising spots, and it's not by chance that many of the world's most beautiful have been used as backdrop for some of the most important films in the history of cinema.

Consider "Stromboli" by Roberto Rossellini, set on the island of the same name, "Mutiny on the Bounty" set in New Zealand, "Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare di agosto" by Lina Wertmuller - not to be confused with the much more recent remake "Swept Away" - filmed in the crystalline waters of Sardinia, and the more recent "The Postman", Massimo Troisi's final work set on Procida and "The Talented Mr. Ripley", on Ischia...

Capri on the Big Screen

The Island of Capri also has a long history as a film set, beginning at the beginning of the 20th century and continuing still today.

It's hard to forget the sensual beauty of Brigitte Bardot, captured by the film genious J. Luc Godard on the roof of Casa Malaparte in the film "Le Mépris" - also known by the English title "Contempt" - or the charm of Marcello Mastroianni and Claudia Cardinale in Liliana Cavani's "The Skin", which depicted Capri's famed Piazzetta under German invasion.

Some of the most beloved Italian comic films from the 1950's were also filmed on the island, including "Avventura a Capri" and "Bellezze a Capri", which underlined the importance of the venue in their very title...promoting the island from location to supporting actor alongside the stars in the plot of the film.

The classic "Emperor of Capri" by Luigi Comencini, which featured the Neapolitan comic genious Totò on the island, or "The Bay of Naples", which brought the international stars of Sophia Loren and Clark Gable to the shores of Capri, much to the delight of the enthusiastic paparazzi, only added to the island's fame as an A-list film location.

Capri on the Small Screen

There have been a number of Italian and international tv series set on Capri recently, including "Capri", a drama filmed for the Italian state television RAI which ran for three seasons and was a huge popular success, leading to a rise of awareness and a bump in Italian tourism to the island.

Capri has also been recently the setting for a number of high-end ad campaigns, including Dolce&Gabbana, which produced a famed perfume ad against the backdrop of the Faraglioni directed by Mario Testino at the Canzone del Mare, a historic beach club located in Marina Piccola on the island's southern shore.

If you're visiting Capri, rent a scooter or a traditional gozzo boat to explore the island by sea and you can experience some of the most breathtaking locations in the world!

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Recommended experiences and tours

Motoscafisti di Capri - Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line Pick

Boat tours

Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

€ 17 per guest € 18 -6%

Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

3.5 Very good
Motoscafisti di Capri - Transfer to Blue Grotto - Blue Line Pick

Boat tours

Transfer to Blue Grotto - Blue Line

€ 14 per guest € 15 -7%

Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

3.5 Very good
Oasi Motor - Rent your scooter online - Full Day (6 hours) Pick

Rent

Rent your scooter online - Full Day (6 hours)

from € 45 Per scooter € 55 -18%

Book online to reserve your scooter for your day on Capri!
Your scooter will be waiting for you to hop on.
From 10am to 4pm: visit Capri while skipping the long lines and waits for public transportation...at an excellent price.

5 Excellent
Capri Boat Service - Private Tour of Capri by Gozzo (2-3 hrs) + swim stop Pick

Boat tours

Private Tour of Capri by Gozzo (2-3 hrs) + swim stop

€ 189 max 7 passengers € 210 -10%

Book your 2 hour or 3 hour boat tour of Capri on one of our charming gozzo boats and visit in the minimum time the best spots of Capri Island! You will sail along the coast, have a swim and admire all the grottoes included he famous Blue Grotto as well.

5 Excellent
Capri Relax Boats - Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat Pick

Boat tours

Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat

€ 160 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.
  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
5 Excellent
Blue Sea Capri - The "Classic" Boat Tour around Capri Pick

Boat tours

The "Classic" Boat Tour around Capri

from € 150 per boat € 160 -6%

A sail around the coastline of Capri on board a traditional gozzo boat is the best way to see the beauty of Capri - including the Faraglioni, Marina Piccola, the lighthouse, the Blue Grotto (upon request) - and even stop for a swim in the sea off the coast.

5 Excellent

Cinema and Television

Capri Location Service

Cinema, television and commercials in Capri

Weddings and Events

BeautyLivery

Beauty services on demand for a stylish look on Capri!