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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. 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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  • Definitely worth visiting for the gardens, belvedere and its amazing views! But the villa buildings rich history is poorly exploited and not well told. Could be a much better experience with a... 
    Definitely worth visiting for the gardens, belvedere and its amazing views! But the villa buildings rich history is poorly exploited and not well told. Could be a much better experience with a...  more »
  • Ravello itself is a gem well worth a day visit though the road is very winding and narrow at times. The town is looking down towards the sea. Nowhere else is it more spectacular than from the... 
    Ravello itself is a gem well worth a day visit though the road is very winding and narrow at times. The town is looking down towards the sea. Nowhere else is it more spectacular than from the...  more »
  • Villa Rufolo is a complex of old rooms, cloisters and gardens with stunning views of the Amalfi Coast. It's a great way to spend a relaxing hour or so, and it's in the small town of Ravello which is.....  more
    Villa Rufolo is a complex of old rooms, cloisters and gardens with stunning views of the Amalfi Coast. It's a great way to spend a relaxing hour or so, and it's in the small town of Ravello which is.....  more »
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  • An absolute must see if you are in the region. The views will take your breath away and the restoration has been done brilliantly. Noticeboards around the area give an insight into the original structure. Very nice & well maintained gardens.
  • Overall a nice stay away from the busy atmosphere. Being so high in elevation allows for great picturesque views. It was not perfect but anything lacking was very minor and not worth mentioning. I would stay at this property again if given the chance.
  • Ravello is beautiful, definitely worth a visit, the Villa is also beautiful, but quite small. Great views from the gardens (but similar to the view from the bus stop). Toilets available. If you are lucky enough to go to a concert here the score would be 6 stars.
  • Great gardens and historical site. The leaflet they give you is very informative. We spent a lot longer walking around than we thought we would. Would really recommend
  • This is beautiful - Ravello is an oasis of calm along the Amalfi Coast - so lovely that I would easily spend a week there. I can see why writers found such inspiration. Walk under the cool arches, admire the gardens, every view is stunning - a gem.

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