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Villa Rufolo

Address: Piazza Duomo, Ravello, Italy
Phone Number: 39 089 857 621
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Ravello
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Moscow, Russia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The only place, that was left to see in the Amalfi riviera was Ravello. We had a really lack of time before our departure to another country, so we caught a bus from Amalfi station for nearly 1 or 2 EUR and it took us about 30 minutes to reach this wonderful place. We picked it because of the famous... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We nipped into Villa Rufolo as part of an Amalfi coast day trip. We had an hour to kill in Ravelo and thought - "Villa Rufolo - why not". We paid our 5 euros each entrance fee and were given a map of the Villa. We wandered around and read the leaflet and wandered around some more. The villa itself... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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149 reviews 149 reviews
108 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited here in October 2013. We were staying in Positano and had booked Rainbow Limousines for the day, taking us to Paestum, lunch in Cetara and time to look around Ravello and these wonderful gardens. You will need to allow at least an hour or longer to have a really good look around them. The views over the coast... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you absolutely must have the iconic Ravello shot with the 2 church domes and cypress tree, then you'll need to throw down your 5 euro to go through this place. But the domes are now devoid of paint and weedy. The gardens are nearly bare and the building itself in shambles. There are many empty display cases where the... More 

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Vicksburg MS
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195 reviews 195 reviews
20 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

These gardens and buildings are closer to the center of town and more compact than Villa Ciambrone, just a different style of gardens/grounds, but pretty much the equal. No Terrace of Infinity, but plenty of beautiful views, and a totally unbelievable setting for the music programs in the summer. Even in November it was well worth the time and price... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Four art loving friends stumbled across the Villa Rufolo by surprise while searching for Villa Cimbrone (no map in hand, poor google maps reception). The first few gallery rooms included beautiful art works and I was amazed to see the very special collection of vintage clothing pieces on display too. Little did we know that the gardens were that Spectacular!... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Liked: Nice views, nice flowers, nice landscaping. Disliked: Some areas were being worked on so they were covered in plastic. They should have mentioned it at the gate as you pay to get in or they should have offered discounts.

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135 reviews 135 reviews
51 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Villa Rufulo bears the name of the family which created it in the 13th century. Part of this immense estate has been eroded by time and neglect. The original building was a cocktail Arabic, Sicilian and Norman architecture. The response to new demands changed it into a 18th century cloister, romantic 19th century gardens and most recently the facilities for... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Just beautiful, loads of information and amazing views. Good value and worth a visit if you are staying in Ravello.

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Los Angeles, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I came here first, because it is in the center of town and also because I had heard so much about it. I was not impressed by what admission buys you in the way of a tour. You're confined to a tiny area where you basically admire the view of the sea. The property is not large and lots of... More 

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