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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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  • Just breathtaking beautiful place ! Am looking forward to coming back Summer 2019 and seeing some concerts  more »
  • Basically you pay the ticket for visiting the ruins restored so questionable (they sacrifcicato plants) and for the panorama seen from the garden. Too little, given that the same landscape you can enjoy, with wider angle, from the nearby belvedere where coaches coming from Amalfi. For those coming by car and stops at the public parking, Board of limit stop in 1 hour, given the cost exorbitant. During this time you can visit the impressive cathedral, belvedere (after the tunnel where parked taxis) and the small town center.
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  • One of the most beautiful places in Ravello with the richest history and breathtaking views of the Amalfijskoe coast!
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  • WOW! This is why you fly five thousand miles. Stunning vistas. Photo ops abound. The ride up the mountain to reach it is pretty great too. Read up on the history of this location before you visit, If you get to visit on a sunny afternoon, you will get great pictures!
  • I love Villa Rufolo. The gardens are beautiful especially when the gardens are full of flowers. The view is spectacular of the coastline and towns below. I love the view so much that I took pictures of the sea from the top of the main garden and strung them together and took it to a lava table shop and had them paint it on a table It came out fantastic - pic is below. They have an incredible outdoor spot where they host concerts in the summer. You are facing the sea, looking over the performers shoulder during the entire performance. Look the Ravello Festival and you can find more info, tickets etc. there are three places for concert tickets- two are indoor and one is outdoors. The outdoor one only hosts concerts in the summer.
  • Gorgeous 13th C villa in an unbelievably beautiful setting. Well worth a visit before heading off down the back streets in search of a fantastic lunch and a glass of Limoncella.
  • Nice formal gardens. The best part is a lookout point over a cliff with breathtaking views of the sea and nearby mountains. A must see if you are in the area.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE, VIEWS AND WALKS THROUGH THE GARDENS... I LOVED IT
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