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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 »
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  • Villa Rufolo was a hidden treasure in a rather tiny but attractive village. A Moorish castle with an attractive garden and probably the best view over the sea! One little remark to the lady who sells the tickets: madame, I understand that you don't have the most interesting job in the world, but selling tickets while constantly talking to friends/family through your cellphone, hardly noticing the visitors itself, is very rude.
  • 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.

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