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Villa Rufolo, Ravello

(4.4/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This was one of my favorite spots during my trip to the Amalfi Coast. The location of the 13th century Villa overlooking the sea is spectacular. The gardens are breathtaking. Beautifully maintained. I...  more »
  • Villa Rufolo and its gardens tell much of the story that has gone into these beautiful places. Every era has left here a track and the incredible mosaic of all this creates a magical balance that takes your breath away. The festival held every year echoes in soft notes while a maze of terraces and gardens and architecture merge look up to open up at the sight of a beautiful glimpse of the sea. Everything is lovely and unique.
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  • Always beautiful, even more beautiful. All taken care of, especially the garden. Ravello possesses two jewels: one is this place. Exciting
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • The garden is beautiful and it overlooks the coast. You will have the best view of Ravello's coast here.
  • I highly recommend visiting this villa! It's one of the top destinations in Ravelo that our airbnb host told us about. It offers a great look into the classical architecture of Italy. In addition, the gardens are vast and beautiful. Finally, there are plenty of photo opportunities throughout.