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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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Duration: 8 hours
Villa Rufolo reviews
We visited in November and it was interesting to see where the annual music festival at Ravello takes place. Lovely black and white film footage of this music festival over the last 6 or 7 decades to.... more »
What a great place to visit. After a 6 euro fee you enter the grounds and gardens of this magnificent place. In summer there are music festivals organized. Awesome views from the terrasses. more »
Didn't seem a lot to see for 6 EUR. Pretty but small.
This is nice place to visit while in Ravello, with amazing viewpoints (photo below) and cool gardens. However, it is rather small and the entrance fee is almost the same one for Vila Cimbrione. If you have to choose one of them, I would recommend the latter.
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