Villa Rufolo, Ravello

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Renowned for its moonlight concerts, Villa Rufolo was built in the 13th century for a wealthy local family. The villa is famed for its cascading gardens, which were created in 1853 by Francis Neville Reid, a Scotsman who bought the property and not only took care of its restoration, but also designed the current layout. The gardens are known for their luxurious flower beds, which blossom in bursts of exotic colors throughout the year, as well as for offering panoramic views of the world-famous Amalfi Coast. German composer Richard Wagner visited the villa in 1880 and was so overcome by the attractiveness of the location that he later used it as a setting in of one of his operas. Check the official website for an accurate list of all upcoming concerts and other events at this site. Put Villa Rufolo into our Ravello online route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I’ve been to Ravello before but never had time to visit Villa Rufolo and the Gardens. There is a small admission charge but it is worth the charge to see the lovely gardens and spectacular views. The ...  more »
  • This Villa is beautiful and has incredible views. Going to the top of the tower is a must. It’s an easy walk around the building and grounds. You really shouldn’t miss this landmark.  more »
  • One of my absolute highlights on the Amalfi coast. Worth a visit in any case. The best way to get there is, as soon as they unlock, then you are almost alone. Later there are many tour groups etc. (depending on the season, of course). Lots of great photo opportunities! Also from the tower you have a great view. Entrance fee completely okey as I find.
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  • Beautiful views. Interesting history. Worth the price of entry. Great place for panoramic pictures with you and your loved ones. Accessible tower with an even higher vantage point.
  • A beautiful place to visit, with a nice 360 degrees view of the area on top of the tower. The garden is nice to walk through or sitting relax on one of the wooden benches to enjoy the view. We had some seniors with us, which received some senior discount.
  • Very beautiful villa and gardens! We spent a hot summer day there in August 2018 and really enjoyed it. There’s an amazing overlook from the top that’s worth visiting too. You might want to get some refreshments in a small bar by the gardens (it’s a bit pricy though).
  • One of the diamonds of Ravello. The most magnificent gardens you have experienced with the best view of costiera amalfitana. Perfect spot to read and relax for 6 euro. The inside of the villa is quite empty and there are very few furniture but the trademark is definitely the gardens. During summer it hosts classical concerts which should be delightful. I also loved that they have a video room where they play films of photos from the 60’s and provide information about famous people that connected with Ravello.
  • Oh my god! It is a paradise. View is stunning as well as homemade ravioli
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