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Villa Rufolo

Piazza Duomo, Ravello, Italy
39 089 857 621
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Ravello
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Castles
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Like the rest of Ravello, this villa had a laid-back charm all of its own; interesting mish-mash of architectural styles, pretty gardens and when we were there, had a nice exhibition of local female sculpturers. Well worth a visit if you're in Ravello.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Hired a car to do the Amalfi Coast as we were a family of 4 and it was cheaper and more convenient. However you MUST be confident about driving abroad as the coastline is a bit scary to drive. Public transport was crowded (lots of people standing). Views are spectacular along the way and then nothing can prepare you for... More

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Timisoara, Romania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One of the best views, the setting is so romantic. We visited during the Ravello Festival and it was very animated. I will go back as often as I can!

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Doha, Qatar
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Every year there is a festival in ravello in Villa Ruffolo, so if you happen to be there around July- August it's a great place to go and see. The scene for musicians is situated right at the top of the cliff, their play accompany sunset- completely different perception of classic music. Must visit! Tickets can be easily bought online.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This garden and setting is like anything else I have ever seen, worth the entrance fee. Get ready to be blown away. Beautiful!

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Auburn, Alabama
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

For 5 euro this garden was worth a visit. Although we found the art to be somewhat strange, we really liked the gardens. The views are spectacular and you can get post-card worthy photos from this villa. Very relaxing place.

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Hadleigh, Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This obviously historic villa, which is entered from the main square has magnificent gardens and historic buildings. The Music festival was on when we went there so part of the garden was covered by staging. There were also some exhibitions with art scattered about the premises which sometimes seemed incongruous.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful gardens with an evocative and beautiful art exhibit (sculptures by Tony Cragg). While we planned to always visit Villa Cimbrone we made a spontaneous decision to also visit Rufolo and it was definitely worthwhile. Don't miss seeing the open-air theatre (Belvedere) - it reminded me slightly of Minack Theatre in Cornwall for the striking scenery with a spiritual air.

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Israel
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22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Visited the villa with the family (3 young children). The focus of the tour are the villa gardens, which include some incredible views. Unfortunately, the most beautiful part of the gardens have currently been transformed into an open-air concert hall, in which workers were busy setting up the stage and tuning the piano. On the plus side, the villa currently... More

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Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We came to a concert by Alexandre Desplat and Dominique Lemonnier. (you would know their genius in creating soundtracks if you have been to the movies recently). I cannot imagine a better location for it. A privilege.

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