Villa Rufolo, Ravello

4.4
Must see · Architectural Building · Historic Site
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. PutVilla 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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  • Although this is not the first time my wife and I have been visiting the wonderful gardens of Villa Rufolo in the town of Ravello, we were enthusiastic and nodded as if this was our first visit to...  more »
  • Conveniently located to the pedestrian entrance to Ravello, this villa and its grounds are well worth the reasonable entrance fee. The gardens are beautiful, palace and small museum interesting, and.....  more »
  • We walked up from house to the square and entered into Villa Rufolo. It is a very ornate villa with lots of interesting areas. The gardens are the best and the outside views along the coast from the.....  more »
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  • This place is kind of in the middle of nowhere and it does have beautiful sights to see but it’s not as culturally and historically engaging as I think it could be. The steps they have to the top are a hike and it’s extremely hot up there but it provides a good overlook of the town and the flower gardens are absolutely stunning. I still can’t explain much of the history but I know I saw some pretty sights will being here. It’s hot; and prepare to do a lot of walking or hiking.
  • The entrance cost is 7€, I think it is a beautiful villa, it has an absolutely amazing view! Would totally recommend going there.. a lot of things to see, a beautiful sea view from the garden, on hot summer days it can get a little too hot but the shade of the villa makes it all better..
  • Nice place, but passing 2h there for a tour is too long. Not enough to see. When we went, a part of the garden was close. The museum is really nice !! Need to walk all the way up to see it :)
  • A must see attraction. If you can fit it in your schedule and you have the stamina, take the extra climb to the tower. They did not appear to be running the augmented reality during my visit, but that would be a fun addition to what is otherwise an unguided walk through the property.
  • BRAVO 👏. Another excellent summer Wagner Festival concert series (aka Ra Elmo Festival). Music - wonderful. Director - excellent. Venue - priceless! Will continue to return here every summer, so please leave us a seat 😀.

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