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Address: Piazza Duomo, Ravello, Italy
Phone Number: 39 089 857 621
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Amazing views and garden

Very pretty and well looked after garden also of course amazing views. You only need half an hour to an hour to visit I would say - unless you are a photographer. I think it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The extensive work being undertaken means that a great deal of the building is covered in scaffolding. There is no reduction in the entrance price to reflect this. The gardens that are still accessible were disappointing in April. The planting seems unimaginative...a poor copy of the white garden at Sissinghurst in England, but the Rufallo one is all petunias. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Not much there...renovations going on so we could not get onto the tower. The garden was nice but overall a letdown. Go to Cimbrone and if you had your fill of gardens give this one a pass...

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We visited in April and flowers had not begun to bloom so the gardens were very average - the views were something else - absolutely spectacular. Purchasing the multiple ticket from the Museum in the main square will cost you 12 Euro and get you into 4 or 5 (depending on what is available) attractions - a much better way... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Very pretty and well looked after garden also of course amazing views. You only need half an hour to an hour to visit I would say - unless you are a photographer. I think it was about 6euros each entrance fee

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Buggenhout, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

If you see it first you will enjoy the view but let us face it Villa Cimbrone is 10 times more beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The villa is being worked on (April '15) but there are still fabulous views of the amalfi coast and the grounds themselves are also well worth exploring. The gardens of the nearby Villa Cimbrone are better but these are still worth visiting.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

There is a lot of renovation being undertaken which distracts from the experience. Nice view, but not worth the entry fee of 5 Euro.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Villa Rufolo is a medieval villa with beautiful architecture and gardens overlooking the Amalfi coast. Walking through the building and grounds, you get a sense of the wealth of the merchant families who built and lived in such opulence. The structure is magnificent, with grand towers, columns over the cloister area below, and carved sculpture and details throughout. The gardens... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Honestly, this is the only thing in Ravello that is really worth coming for. overall i thought the town was a bit too hyped up, but I LOVED this villa. it is gorgeous inside and out and has sensational views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

the villa is a magnificent 13th century structure, beautiful gardens and architectural features. Well worth a visit. I also attended one of the outdoor concerts in the gardens of the villa and it was fabulous, a 76 piece youth orchestra from Brazil they played everything from West side story to Sambas and Salsas. Great fun.

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