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Villa Rufolo

Piazza Duomo, Ravello, Italy
39 089 857 621
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Ravello
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Castles
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

But not as good as Villa Cimbrone. Interesting buildings and history, gardens and some top class views. Do this one first, otherwise it might not impress so much. Photo on the stage is mandatory, superb backdrop down to Maiori (nice place). Park in the underground car park below the concert hall.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This scenic town situates above the Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination. Listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996, there are quite a number of tourist spots worth to visit including Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone, the Duomo (Cathedral) and the Church of San Govanni del Toro. The famous Ravello Festival takes place every year in the summer... More

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Half the fun of Ravello, is getting to it. You need a car! The winding roads leading up to the top, is breathtaking, as long as some one else is driving. Go for the view!

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you are fortunate to visit Ravello , you must see this villa and it's gardens! The wealthy Rufolo family of Ravela built this spectacular villa in the 13th century. Close to the duomo and a brief stroll from the picturesque main square, a shaded avenue leads to the Gothic entrance tower and Moorish courtyard with its unique pointed arches.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

this is where to go to see the view depicted on most brochures and advertisments for this area . it is very beautifal, and well worth the 5euro entrance fee the gardens are lovely and there are also many interesting art works

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Waterville, ME
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is one of the highlights of Ravello, with its Torre Maggiore, "Moresco cloister," and beautiful gardens. The composer Wagner wrote her, as did the great medieval satirist Boccaccio. It's worth spending some time just sitting and taking it all in.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was my second visit to Villa Rufolo. The view over Minori and Maiori is spectacular and the meander around the property is definitely worthwhile. Better gardens than the Villa Cimbrone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was beautiful, wish we were there to catch an outdoor concert (they have no performances in the month of august). All in all, beautiful grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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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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