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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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  • Beautiful gardens with amazing views. Liked it better than villa Cimbrone. located right next to parking lot and main plaza. Ravello should not be missed. Best looking village on Amalfi Coast. 
    Beautiful gardens with amazing views. Liked it better than villa Cimbrone. located right next to parking lot and main plaza. Ravello should not be missed. Best looking village on Amalfi Coast.  more »
  • Nice old villa, with well curated garden. Great views from the terrace. Just at the entrance of the town, easy to find. Park just outside the city gate. 
    Nice old villa, with well curated garden. Great views from the terrace. Just at the entrance of the town, easy to find. Park just outside the city gate.  more »
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  • This was a great experience, and we had a great time. When you arrive here, it’s a little deceptive as it appears you’re paying €7 just to get into the tower. However, there are actually extensive and lovely gardens to visit too. We would definitely come back here, as the views are amazing!
  • Amazing villa with outstanding views overlooking the Amalfi coast. It has a very rich history and you will feel like you are transported back in time. The yard and the garden are well maintained and beautiful. Many spots for taking pictures for a lifetime of memories.

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