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Villa Rufolo

Piazza Duomo, Ravello, Italy
39 089 857 621
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Ranked #2 of 10 attractions in Ravello
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Castles
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Warsaw, Poland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Definitely worth visiting for the views (see pictures) - you can find some nice shadowed corners with places to sit down, relax & enjoy the athmosphere of the sunny day. Not much more to do in this place (during the day - evening events are totally different story).

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Sydney, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

While the gardens are wonderful, and the views superlative, the evening concerts are further balm to the soul in this little piece of Heaven on Earth - known as the Amalfi Coast.

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Cape Cod
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This part-ruined castle was rescued by a Scot in the 19th c, of all things and restored enough to live there. However the history of the property from Roman through Moorish and then medieval periods can be found all over the grounds. It has lovely gardens and its siting on the cliff makes for much drama. There's more to tell,... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The views from the Rufolo gardens are, quite simply, breathtaking. However, apart from the view, there's not much else to see! We visited the Gardens at the beginning of January, so it may be that they weren't as pretty as in spring and summer.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This is quite simply one of the most gorgeous spots I've ever visit, with stunning views out over the Amalfi Coast.

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Victoria
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I didn't have the pleasure of seeing a music performance there but the view looking out to the water was wonderful. But it was still delightful to wander around the gardens and look at the sculptures.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I am very concious that I am giving this garden a four start rating when it is really very very good. Having visited many gardens of the area I had to reserve my five stars for Giardini La Mortella on the Island of Ischia although this one, and the garden of Villa Cimbrone, also in Ravello, are superb. On reflection... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The gardens at the Villa Rufolo in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast were the inspiration for Richard Wagner's garden scene with Klingsor in Parsifal. Having spent an afternoon in the gardens with their inspiring view along the Amalfi coast it is not difficult to understand Wagner's reaction. Great attention is still paid to maintaining the beauty of these gardens and... More

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Whistler, Canada
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188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

If you've come as far as Ravello, you may as well spring for the relatively low price of admission in these gardens. Though it was foggy when I came (early autumn), and visibility was limited, there was a strong sense of atmosphere walking around, a feeling of mystery and enchantment. This us undoubtedly different from the usual visitor experience but... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

What a great idea to use this 14th century tower for music concerts put on by the Ravello Concert Society! We attended a piano recital by Stefano Bigoni, which was memorable.

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