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Villa Rufolo

Piazza Duomo, Ravello, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Ravello
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Cultural
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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186 reviews 186 reviews
20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
34 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
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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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Perugia, Italy
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We liked this hotel for its position close to the centre of Ravello, the quality and friendliness of the staff and the service. Our room had a superb view over the Costa Amalfitana. If I could make one small criticism, it was that I thought the breakfasts could have been to a higher standard with the use of more locally... More 

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We loved the town of Ravello and Villa Rufolo has some of the best vistas in a country filled with beautiful vistas! I'm sure it is even more beautiful when the spring and summer flowers are in bloom but even in late September, the gardens were breathtaking.

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Sarasota, Florida
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40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Rufolo gardens is worth every penny ... if you enjoy the beauty and charm of a quiet, exquisitely manicured botanical wonderland. As a concert location, perched precariously over the hillside, it rivals any I've seen. A great place to ponder the astounding views, sit and write in your journal, or take a romantic stroll through a bit of paradise. Definitely... More 

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