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. Put Villa Rufolo into our Ravello online route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Villa Rufolo Reviews
I’ve been to Ravello before but never had time to visit Villa Rufolo and the Gardens. There is a small admission charge but it is worth the charge to see the lovely gardens and spectacular views. The ... more »
This Villa is beautiful and has incredible views. Going to the top of the tower is a must. It’s an easy walk around the building and grounds. You really shouldn’t miss this landmark. more »
Beautiful views. Interesting history. Worth the price of entry. Great place for panoramic pictures with you and your loved ones. Accessible tower with an even higher vantage point.
A beautiful place to visit, with a nice 360 degrees view of the area on top of the tower. The garden is nice to walk through or sitting relax on one of the wooden benches to enjoy the view. We had some seniors with us, which received some senior discount.
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