Villa Rufolo
Villa Rufolo
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  • Divingbecs1
    Reading, United Kingdom788 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such pretty gardens with great views
    We came to Ravello from Positano for the day and are so glad we visited Villa Rufolo. The planting is so pretty and the views are superb. We arrived soon after the gardens opened at 9am and spent a very peaceful and enjoyable hour there.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 28, 2023
  • MADHURKJAIN
    Vadodara, India395 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent
    This has to be one of the highlights of a visit to Ravello. Absolutely amazing place with gorgeous views of the coastline, gardens and statues and the majestic Tower. A leisurely walk in the villa interiors and the surrounding grounds is heavenly
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 29, 2023
  • Kathryn C
    Winter Garden, Florida10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delightful Experience!
    If you make it to beautiful Ravello, please take the time to visit Villa Rufolo. It's well worth the time and the small entrance fee. Fabulous view points. Some stairs here and there, but that's what makes the place so beautiful. Very peaceful and relaxing place to visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 14, 2023
  • purpletravller
    Glasgow, United Kingdom355 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    Haven’t been for a number of years and was very glad that we visited during our recent trip. Small entrance fee which is fine. Wasn’t overly busy when we visited after lunch. Lovely maintained gardens and the classic view of Ravello must be seen from this location. Tower was interesting as was the building itself. Very pleasant visit and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 19, 2023
  • Jordan G
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views.
    Beautiful building with and even better view from the top. One of our favourite places we stopped of at along the Amalfi Coast. Ravello as a whole was exactly how you’d imagine a small town along the Amalfi Coast to be.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 5, 2023
  • Tommo
    Melbourne, Australia50,575 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views of Amalfi Coast
    The Villa Rufolo was built by a wealthy merchant family in the 13th century. During its history it was one of the largest and most expensive villas on the Amalfi Coast, with apparently t hidden treasure on its premises. Worth visiting for the stunning views of the Amalfi Coast.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 11, 2024
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shclawson
Deale, MD17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Conveniently located to the pedestrian entrance to Ravello, this villa and its grounds are well worth the reasonable entrance fee. The gardens are beautiful, palace and small museum interesting, and the views looking down at the coastline are unforgettable. It's a popular stop, so plan your visit when not overrun by tour bus crowds
Written April 13, 2020
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oneinfivebill
los angeles147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
We got tickets to night 1 of the famed summer music festival and it was very worth the trek. We had some backpacks which were apparently not allowed so they made us hide them behind a booth. All were dressed pretty formally and they let you take a look around the gardens before the concert began. Interesting history, a cute kitty keeping watch in the gardens and a beautiful concert make for some great memories here.
Written July 17, 2022
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KatrinaMolini
Corciano, Italy7,514 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Named after the Rufolo family to whom it originally belonged, this villa was built in the 13th century and later renovated and restored by the Scottish owner Francis Neville Reid. The most breathtaking part of the villa is the two level “Garden of the Soul” with a beautiful terrace and stunning flowerbeds below, the great example of English gardening style. The stunning view that opens to the sea and a part of a coastline is so picturesque! There you will also see the two iconic domes with a tree that is easily recognized as Ravello’s image. So romantic! The €7 entrance is more than worth for all this beauty. We visited in the early evening so the light was almost gone. I think it could be more beautiful in the full sunlight during the day.
Written September 11, 2020
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TaraLondon2
Hertfordshire, UK146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
This is the 2nd time we have visited Villa Rufolo and it is even more beautiful and enchanting than we had remembered. Would highly recommend, the views are amazing, the gardens very well kept, and the history fascinating. Well worth a visit if you find yourself in magical Ravello.
Written September 20, 2020
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Hambledon
Godalming, UK214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
It was a shame that our visit coincided with some building work going on in the site, as they set up the stage for the annual concert festival. As a result you cannot walk round the signposted route at the moment, which makes the visit less smooth that it would otherwise be. But views are to-die-for and the gardens very pretty. The buildings are no more than ok, but that probably isn't why you visited. And these days, a 7 Euro entrance fee seems very reasonable.
Written July 12, 2022
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lucas
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
I bought my ticket on line for the concert of the 23rd of august with Valery Gergiev.

Unfortunately, I arrived with a delay and asked if It was possible to see the second part of the concert. The hostess refused to let me in pretexting that the concert was almost finished.

They probably don't know anything about music because the Scottish symphony of Mendelssohn hadn't started and I was condamned to hear it, seating in a tunnel closed to the concert hall of Villa Ruffolo.

I don't invent anything as I can testify that I could also hear in the same awfull conditions the "bis" that wasn't mentionned in the programm : the flower waltz of Tchaikovsky.

I also asked if It was possible to buy a ticket for the programm of tomorrow because I'm a fan of Valery Gergiev and went to Ravello on purpose to hear him. I was told that It wasn't possible even in the case of a last minute cancellation.

A festival for snobish people and not for music lovers.

Best regards,
I dont
Written August 23, 2021
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Marina
Rome, Italy14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
I had an amazing tour at Villa Rufolo with a certified guide called Zia Lucy.
The Villa is one of the best examples of Architecture and gardens on the Amalfi Coast. Gardeners take care of every plant and the combo of flowers is superb.
We also went to the Museum which is in the Tower and walked all the steps uohill to enjoy the views from the top.
Written October 16, 2020
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kwiewiorowski
Poznan, Poland2,331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Ravello itself is a gem well worth a day visit though the road is very winding and narrow at times. The town is looking down towards the sea. Nowhere else is it more spectacular than from the terraces of Villa Rufolo. The medieval villa was slowly and quietly falling apart until a Scottish industrialist, Nevile Reid bought it at the beginning of the 20th century and restored it, as much as he could, to its previous glory. It is an eclectic collection of buildings much altered over the centuries but still retaining their medieval/Moorish charm set in the 19th century style garden, from the terraces of which- the Belvedere, the panorama is truly spectacular. The place made a strong impression of Richard Wagner, when he visited in 1880 as it did on us when we were there in March. Villa Rufolo was rather quiet at the time and we enjoyed it immensely. The ticket is 6Euro each.
Written May 23, 2022
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Ellen A
Copenhagen Region, Denmark163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We specifically made our way up the serpentine roads to take in the Villa Ruffolo garden and house and were absolutely not dissapointed even though the day was somewhat less than ideal. Between the showers we visited this fabulous graden,.

There ware also numerous varying forms of dispalying the histoy and past use of the location, great historical pictures of the music festival, Wagner music piping out of the walls and a beautiful gem of a tower with many modern display forms and a rooftop terracce.

Make sure to add this location to your Amalfi Coast itenerary.
Written October 25, 2021
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saltykat10
Wolfeboro, NH31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Restored villa which is important to the community for its historical architecture and used most recently for music festivals. The rooms are essentially empty and if you’re not interested in the architecture you’ll be underwhelmed. The gardens are beautiful and worth a stroll through and there are some nice views. A nice activity, less crowded than the other 2 villages we visited on our tour.
Written October 21, 2022
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