Castello Aragonese d'Ischia

29 and 30 May 2018

Filming of the series "L'amica geniale (My Brilliant Friend)" in Ischia Ponte

The village of Ischia Ponte hosted the shooting of the Hbo-Rai series in eight episodes, produced by Wildside e Fandango and directed by Saverio Costanzo.


The Aragonese Castle was the background for some scenes in the series based on the famous literary trilogy of Elena Ferrante that has won over both readers and critics from around the world and is filmed in Campania in recent months: for our village, it is a return to the '50s that moves the elderly and fascinates youngsters and tourists, with accurate sets and 180 extras in period costumes.


Here is the wonderful article written by La Repubblica journalist Pasquale Raicaldo.



(Photos: © Pasquale Raicaldo / LaRepubblica)