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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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  • If you are passionate about music visit during the Festival of Ravello. The concert with the sea behind the usicisti is not nothing.
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  • If you are looking for a relaxing day in the springtime Ravello is definitely the place to be. A walk in this beautiful villa with a fantastic view will make you feel in a parallel universe.
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  • The Villa Rufolo is one of the first places you will see when you get off the bus in Ravello. We visited in the spring and oh how beautiful it was. Surrounded by the blue blue sea, this is a site to b...  more »
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  • Wonderful gardens, great view. Don't understand people who think that caring and maintaining these places is free. So 5 euros seems ok for me. If you are over 65 ask for the pension fare;) After the walk we sat in one of the places close to the entrance to view a nearly 45 min, very well made documentary with music, about the history of Villa Rufolo.
  • Beautiful villa with some of the best views from Ravello. With an entrance fee of $6, it is a great, affordable stop on your tour of Ravello. Like many of the historic places we visited, I was disappointed there wasn't more information on the villa's history and previous occupants. We ended up googling in as we walked around to help us understand its historical setting.
  • Beautiful villa with an amazing view! Located in the best position - right next to the main square of Ravello. Entrance cost 5€ per person and to see the whole place takes about half an hour. Really worth it!
  • Astonishing views. Must see if you go to Ravello. Entrance €5
  • Worth the stop by any means. Stunning views out over the Med. Overlooking Amalfi through beautiful gardens with the blue ocean backdrop.