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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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  • When visiting the Amalfi Cost make sure you stop in Ravello, specifically Villa Rufolo. This is an amazing place to just walk around and spend time. The views are breathtaking. Pictures do not do... 
    When visiting the Amalfi Cost make sure you stop in Ravello, specifically Villa Rufolo. This is an amazing place to just walk around and spend time. The views are breathtaking. Pictures do not do...  more »
  • A stunning and relaxing walk in the heart of Ischia. Beautiful gardens and many different views of the coast. 
    A stunning and relaxing walk in the heart of Ischia. Beautiful gardens and many different views of the coast.  more »
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  • Great place to visit. Cool when it is really hot in the summer. Did find that some of the gardens were off limits due to the setup for the summer concerts. Lots of steps up the tower and very hot at the top but nice views.
  • 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.

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