In the 1999 film The Talented Mr. Ripley, Matt Damon plays Tom Ripley, a man who heads to Italy to force rich American playboy Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law) to return to his family. Along the way, his infatuation with Greenleaf and his girlfriend, Marge Sherwood (Gwyneth Paltrow), takes a dark turn—all among the backdrop of 1950s Rome.
From the ancient Forum to the swinging Piazza Navona, even today it’s easy to see what would draw someone like Greenleaf to the Eternal City. Here’s a look at a few of the real-life places shown in the film, so you can follow in the con-man’s footsteps.
The Spanish Steps
Piazza di Spagna
Want even more Rome? You can see the places where Tom, Dickie, and Marge, lived la dolce vita and so much more in Chronicles of Rome by Tamara Thiessen and Museyon Guides.