Dickie’s extravagant Atrani villa from ‘Ripley’ is an Airbnb you can rent
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Dickie’s extravagant Atrani villa from ‘Ripley’ is an Airbnb you can rent

The Netflix series Ripley has been taking the streaming service’s audience by storm. It’s based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, which has already been adapted for the screen in 1999.

The film version of the 1990s saw Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, and Philip Seymour Hoffman take on roles in the classic mystery thriller, while Netflix and Steven Zaillian’s TV version has Andrew Scott play the titular character across eight episodes.

Ripley features a beautiful Italian villa in which Richard Greenleaf, aka Dickie, lives, and it’s been revealed that fans of the show can actually rent it for their own enjoyment.

Most of the series is set in Atrani, including the scenes in the stunning villa. However, the real-life villa is actually located on the island of Capri, just off the Almalfi coast, near Napoli and Sorrento.

Located above the port of Mariana Grande, the villa is surrounded by glorious gardens and features views that Dickie, Tom and Marge look out on in key scenes in Ripley.

It’s also adorned with antique furniture and colourful tiles, mostly mirroring what’s viewed in the series. One bedroom and two bathrooms are said to be able to accommodate up to six guests.

On the listing for Airbnb, the owners of the villa wrote, “Surrounded by the green Villa Torricella is a historic residence in Capri. At peak on the sea, it is 400 meters from the port of Marina Grande and is therefore also reachable on foot. You will have a unique and rare opportunity to stay in the places of the highly anticipated series.”

In our review of Ripley, we wrote, “At its core, Ripley is a study in contrasts—ghoulish yet gorgeous, macabre yet mesmerising. The series deftly navigates between moments of subtle dark humour and unnerving tension. And it truly keeps you on the edge till the very last frame.”

The review continued, “Despite its black-and-white aesthetics and delicious debauchery, some viewers may find the pacing of Ripley to be slow, and those with intense streaks of thalassophobia may find certain scenes unsettling. However, these minor quibbles pale in comparison to the series’ overall brilliance. Ripley is a neo-noir masterpiece.”

Check out the trailer for Ripley below.