The new fiction of Il Commissario Ricciardi
The Commissioner Ricciardi is the new fiction of Rai1 that is achieving the audience record. The fiction, is treats by neapolitan writer Maurizio De Giovanni’s novels, is set in Naples of the 1930s and allows views to make a real journey through time between places and monuments of Naples and surroundings. In the first episode, for example, the spectator admired the magnificent interiors of San Carlo Theatre, the gardens and interiors of Villa Pignatelli on the Riviera di Chiaia and the Liberty jewel of Caffè Gambrinus.
But the great protagonist of the series are two squares. Piazza Trieste e Trento with the Church of San Ferdinando, know as the Church of the Artist, an with the aforementioned Caffè Gambrinus and San Carlo Theatre. The other protagonist is Piazza del Plebiscito with the Colonnato, the Royal Place and the seat of the Prefecture. The Prefecture’s outdoor spaces were set in the courtyard of the Capodimonte museum. A few steps from Piazza del Plebiscito, another protagonist of same scenes is the Molo San Vincenzo which is located in Molosiglio.
Another monuments in the historic center that from the backdrop to the fiction are the Sannazaro Theatre and the medieval Basilica of the Annunziata.
Other monuments in the historic center that form the backdrop to the fiction are the Sannazaro Theater and the medieval Basilica of the Annunziata. While a curiosity concerns Via Toledo, which due to the numerous transformations it has undergone over the years has been rebuilt inside the former NATO Base in Bagnoli.
But The Commissioner Ricciardi also represents an opportunity to discover other places, more or less known, in the Region. Many scenes were shot in the Royal site of Portici, in the former Bourbon Barracks Bruno Tofano, which is located in the medieval "Borgo" of Nocera Inferiore and also in Capua and in Castelvolturno.
Finally, again for the scenes that have the sea as the protagonist, another location used was the imaginative beach of Acquamorta in Monte di Procida.