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Giardini di Villa Rufolo, Ravello

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  • It is an interesting historical and musical site, and certainly one you would visit in this town, but don't have high expectations of the famous gardens if you live in the southern hemisphere. Many of...  read more »
  • A jewel in Ravello, witness of much history of the ancient Republic of Amalfi. The villa is unique architecturally and surprise for the thousands of visitors. Miss terraces to enjoy the views of the coast is a wonder and a relaxation. The visit is worth.
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  • Amalfi and Ravello is a destination not to be missed for its beautiful and colourful gardens that overlook the coast with great views. Each year the gardens and terraces of the villa becomes the natural scenery of the concerts of the "Ravello Festival" with the orchestra and singers who perform on stage boldly jutting out into the sea.
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  • I highly recommend visiting this villa! It's one of the top destinations in Ravelo that our airbnb host told us about. It offers a great look into the classical architecture of Italy. In addition, the gardens are vast and beautiful. Finally, there are plenty of photo opportunities throughout.
  • Originally belonging to the powerful and wealthy Rufolo family who excelled in commerce (a Landolfo Rufolo has been immortalized by Boccaccio in the Decameron), it then passed by inheritance to other owners such as the Confalone, Muscettola and d'Afflitto. Around the middle of the nineteenth century it was sold to the Scotsman Francis Neville Reid who took care of a general restoration, resulting in today's layout. The villa is entered through an opening in the arched entrance tower, and after a short street a clearing is dominated by the Torre Maggiore: the latter facing the bell tower of the cathedral in Ravello, overlooking the terraces (upper and lower) as well as overlooking the Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Salerno with flower gardens that are in bloom most of the year. Of particular interest among the rooms of the villa is a large courtyard elevated like a cloister and some rooms forming a small museum. The German opera composer Richard Wagner visited the villa in 1880. He was so overcome by the beauty of the location that he imagined the setting as the garden of Klingsor in the second act of Parsifal. In commemoration, every year the lower garden of Villa Rufolo hosts a Wagnerian concert.
  • Stunning views, mountains and sea together, beautiful landscapes, visiting vila Rufolo and vila Cimbrone is a must!
  • Good local restaurant serving very good pizza with stunning views of the Amalfi coast.
  • It's nice for a quick walk but Villa Cimbrone is much more atmospheric.
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