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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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  • An elegant and magical gem. The garden is maintained extremely well and the entrance fee is proportional to the amount of things to see. The construction of the Tower Museum to help you understand more about the history of the villa. It costs seven euros and is commensurate with the vastness of the site and the amount of areas to visit. Most of the route takes place outdoors, so on a hot day the visit could be heavy.
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  • The villa is right in the Centre, very easy to get to and the entrance is equipped with map and explanatory brochures. You can visit some environments, including very beautiful are the cloister and Tower. Specifically, you can climb the tower and see some exhibits and some panels. The garden is beautiful and Nice, with lots of flowers and some exotic plant. The view from belvedere is truly beautiful and definitely worth going to see villa Rufolo in Ravello. The only downside is the entrance to 7 euros without discounts for students (there are reduced only for big groups and over 65)
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  • Beautiful garden (many flowers!!!!!!) on the hillside and overlooking the blue sea. Amazing views and photographic opportunities. Displays a documentary building the place.
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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.

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Where to stay in Ravello

Enjoy a stylish vacation by staying at a historical palace-hotel in Ravello's medieval town center, from which you can explore the city's main attractions on foot. Private hotels in this area feature antique decor and balconies with sweeping view of the Mediterranean. In addition to spacious rooms, these luxurious hotels also offer access to private paths to the area's finest beaches and well-maintained outdoor spaces, where you can dine or host small parties secluded from the usual tourist crowds.
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