By EVE BUCKLAND FOR MAILONLINE

They are longtime friends who are icons in the worlds of film and music.

And Steven Spielberg and Bruce Springsteen enjoyed a break from their hectic schedules as they holidayed with their wives in Portofino, Italy on Tuesday.

The Oscar-winning director, 72, and the 20 time Grammy winner, 70, warmly embraced as they took in the scenic sights with their wives Kate Capshaw, 65, and Patti Scialfa, 66.

Showbiz pals: Steven Spielberg and Bruce Springsteen enjoyed a break from their hectic schedules as they holidayed with their wives in Portofino, Italy on Tuesday

Showbiz pals: Steven Spielberg and Bruce Springsteen enjoyed a break from their hectic schedules as they holidayed with their wives in Portofino, Italy on Tuesday

Happy couple: Jurassic Park director Steven, 72, warmly embraced his wife of 28 years, Kate Capshaw, 65

Happy couple: Jurassic Park director Steven, 72, warmly embraced his wife of 28 years, Kate Capshaw, 65

Steven looked trendy in a white shirt adorned with beach-print, worn over a white tee.He paired this with denim jeans, electric blue trainers and a cream fedora hat.

Born To Run star Bruce looked handsome in a white tee, jeans and a baseball cap as he embraced his pal.

Steven packed on the PDA with his wife of 28 years Kate, wrapping an arm around her as they strolled down the street.

Cute couple:  While Bruce and his wife Patti Scialfa were the epitome of marital bliss as they embraced on a boat, with Patti cutting a chic figure in a white blouse and jeans

Cute couple:  While Bruce and his wife Patti Scialfa were the epitome of marital bliss as they embraced on a boat, with Patti cutting a chic figure in a white blouse and jeans

Chat: Patti whispered into her husband's ear as they strolled in the picturesque setting

Chat: Patti whispered into her husband’s ear as they strolled in the picturesque setting

Kate flashed her toned legs in a black floral dress and tan ankle boots, paired with a cream  hat and shades.

While Bruce and his wife Patti were the epitome of marital bliss as they embraced on a boat, with Patti cutting a chic figure in a white blouse and jeans.

Steven is gearing up for the release of his latest epic West Side Storym, which will be released in December 2020.

Bruce visited his old friend on the set  of the film in Paterson, New Jersey back in July, as he showed his support for the flick.

In demand: The Dancing In The Dark singer was besieged by fans as he walked

Scenic: The couple looked over the moon as they spent some quality time together

Scenic: The couple looked over the moon as they spent some quality time together

With a book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by newbie Stephen Sondheim and music by Leonard Bernstein, the original show was adapted from Romeo And Juliet.

In place of the Capulet and Montague families, the plot concerns a conflict between rival gangs, the Puerto Rican Sharks and the white Jets.

When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way, from your first cigarette, to your last dyin’ day,’ Riff explains at the start of the song being filmed this weekend.

The Romeo character Tony is a member of the Jets, while his Juliet, Maria, is the younger sister of the head of the Sharks.

Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler have been cast respectively as Tony and Maria in a cast that includes Broadway veteran Ariana DeBose as the leading lady’s pal Anita.

Embrace: Patti gave her husband the look of love as they whiled away the afternoon

Embrace: Patti gave her husband the look of love as they whiled away the afternoon

Wave: Bruce waved for the cameras as he exited a shop on the high street

Wave: Bruce waved for the cameras as he exited a shop on the high street

Mike is also a Great White Way fixture who earned a Tony nomination for his supporting role in the 2016 musical Dear Evan Hansen.

Rita Moreno, who won an Academy Award as Anita in the original 1961 film of West Side Story, has been brought back in a different part for the Spielberg version.

Her new character Valentina is a revamped version of the character Doc from the stage and original screen version, Deadline reported last year.

PDA: The couple sweetly held hands as they enjoyed the afternoon together

PDA: The couple sweetly held hands as they enjoyed the afternoon together

Retail therapy: Steven and Kate were seen browsing in a shop during the day

Retail therapy: Steven and Kate were seen browsing in a shop during the day

In the stage version and the 1961 film, Tony works at a drugstore owned by Doc – whose role has been enlarged for that of Valentina.

The famously talented and difficult Jerome Robbins directed and choreographed the original Broadway production, which opened to decent success in the 1950s.

In the new snaps from the Spielberg version, the choreography has echoes of the Jet Song dance moves from the 1957 Broadway production and the first film.

The 1961 movie was co-directed by Robert Wise and Jerome, the latter of whom was brought in to helm the musical numbers but fired during production.

Chat: Bruce looked relaxed as he spent the day with his stunning wife

Chat: Bruce looked relaxed as he spent the day with his stunning wife