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Brits can fly to gorgeous Italian town that inspired Netflix's Ripley for just £15

Brits can fly to gorgeous Italian town that inspired Netflix's Ripley for just £15

Ripley has just dropped on Netflix and is being loved by audiences and critics alike

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Scoring an almost perfect 10/10 on Rotten Tomatoes, Netflix's Ripley has immediately gone down a storm with viewers since being released on to the streaming platform.

And you can visit the gorgeous Italian town that inspired the novel off of which it is based for less than the price of a takeaway.

Starring Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Fleabag) in the leading role of con man Tom Ripley, it follows Ripley through the 1960s as he leaves New York after being hired by a wealthy businessman.

The job? Convince his playboy son Dickie Greenleaf (Johnny Flynn) to return back to the United States from Italy.

What follows is a story involving death, fraud, and lies. All in all a gripping tale, which is why it boats a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes on the day of its release (4 April).

Andrew Scott as Tom Ripley.

The show is based off of the 1955 novel The Talented Mr. Ripley and follows in the footsteps of a cinematic interpretation of the thriller, released in 1999 and starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Cate Blanchett.

An all star cast and then some.

The book's author, Patricia Highsmith, used a holiday to Italy to create the fictional Italian town of Mongibello to which Tom Ripley travels in order to find Greenleaf.

Positano is beautiful.
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And the inspiration behind the fictional town? None other than the stunning Positano on the famous Amalfi Coast.

Fit for a postcard, it is one of the most visually encapsulating spots along the entire Italian coastline and as such draws in tourists from near and far.

Highsmith visited Positano where she stayed at the Hotel Miramere in the early 1950s, using its beauty as the picturesque backdrop for the dark tale she was writing.

The town even featured as the backdrop on the front cover of the very first edition of the book when it was released in the United Kingdom.

Positano is stunning.
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To add to the mystique of the destination, which has a stunning beach, cliff-side houses, and gorgeous food, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards from The Rolling Stones even wrote the song 'Midnight Rambler' in the cafes of Positano.

EasyJet offers flights from as low as £14.99 to get to Positano.

The trick is to fly to Naples and then catch a ferry down to Positano, which run multiple times a day and can be booked for less than £30 a person.

Positano Beach.
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Even outside of summer, it's a gorgeous spot to visit with average temperatures of 19C in autumn.

Heavy rain showers are also uncommon for most of the year, meaning you should experience light showers at best even in what locals would consider to be unfavourable conditions.

From the UK, you can fly to Naples from Bristol, London Luton, Manchester, Edinburgh, and London Gatwick airports.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Stock Images / Netflix

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