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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

Transport and Rental

Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

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

By Motoscafisti di Capri

€ 17 € 18 -6% per guest
Motoscafisti di Capri - Transfer to Blue Grotto - Blue Line Pick

Transport and Rental

Transfer to Blue Grotto - Blue Line

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

By Motoscafisti di Capri

€ 14 € 15 -7% per guest
Oasi Motor - Rent your scooter online - Full Day (6 hours) Pick

Transport and Rental

Rent your scooter online - Full Day (6 hours)

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.

By Oasi Motor

from € 40 € 55 -27% Per scooter
Bagni Tiberio Boats - The Classic Boat Tour of Capri (2h 15mins) Pick

Excursions by sea

The Classic Boat Tour of Capri (2h 15mins)

A boat tour around the island on a traditional gozzo or lancia boat is a must to appreciate the beauty of Capri by sea, including stops at the Faraglioni, Blue Grotto, Green Grotto, and lighthouse. You'll even have a chance to take a dip in the crystalline waters off the coast.
Durata: 2,15 ore

By Bagni Tiberio Boats

from € 150 per boat

Carmine De Martino

(Owner)

Bagni Tiberio Boats - Capri by Boat: Fun in the Sun Pick

Excursions by sea

Capri by Boat: Fun in the Sun

Hop aboard our boats and prepare to have fun in the sun: half or full-day boat tours around the island to admire Capri's most famous sights: the Faraglioni, the Blue Grotto, the lighthouse, and Marina Piccola for a swim.
Duration: 4 or 7 hours

By Bagni Tiberio Boats

from € 240 per boat

Carmine De Martino

(Owner)

Blue Sea Capri - The "Classic" Boat Tour around Capri Pick

Excursions by sea

The "Classic" Boat Tour around Capri

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.
Duration: 2 hours

By Blue Sea Capri

from € 140 per boat

Marcello

(Sailor)

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!