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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. Plan your Villa Rufolo visit and explore what else you can see and do in Ravello using our Ravello vacation planner.
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  • I was expecting more after paying the 14 euro admission fee for both of us. Major construction activity and noise was going on at the time of our visit in preparation for a big festival next month. Qu...  more »
  • Our hotel recommended we take a walk to view Villa Rufolo. The views of the Amalfi Coast were beautiful. I loved the architecture and gardens. Unfortunately we were a couple weeks too late to see the ...  more »
  • The views from the gardens and the tower are worth the trip to Ravello. Try to time your visit to coincide with an evening concert. You won't regret it.  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens with lots of flowers, stunning views. Note that starting mid-June until September the main terrace with flowers turns into a stage for live music concerts for a local festival. At that time of the year you will not find these main flower beds as seen on Google images.
  • This is a very nice place with a great view from its gardens. A bit overrated I would say but worthy to see. The indoors exhibition is rather boring and the view from the tower nice. It is however difficult to take pictures through the security glass.
  • Well worth the journey to Ravello wandering around the villa Rudolf the views are stunning . The town has a good few shops selling food and drink so lovely to sit and watch the busy day. Excellent area for long walks .
  • Amazing views and guy that sells lemon sorbet out of his cart at the top makes the tastiest I've ever had.
  • Beautiful villa in the heart of Ravello, just 1 minute walk from the central square. Beautiful gardens and an OK interior, which I found a bit plain. The gardens are decorated with a wide selection of beautiful flowers, and many ponds, filled with small unhatched frogs and koi fish. A wide and beautiful arrange of trees which create a beautiful addition to the vista. Good facilities and well upkept, which caused a lot of celebrities to stay in the villa. The price is a bit expensive 8 euro per adult but is definitely worth it. Sadly the villa closes at 19:30 which means that you cant observe the sunset from the gardens, in the summer. Ranked number 1 site to visit on the Amalfi coast in 2016. Definitely worth a visit.