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Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Independent Day Trip from Naples
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Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Independent Day Trip from Naples

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Sightseeing tours often have a fixed itinerary, leaving independent-minded travelers little time to explore on their own. This tour gives you the freedom to explore four towns along the Amalfi Coast on your own without having to worry about transportation. Hop on a minivan in Naples, enjoy the ride to the magical Amalfi Coast, and spend hours of free time in Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello.
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Seeking True Quality wrote a review Oct 2020
Europe2,942 contributions743 helpful votes
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The Villa Rufolo was built in the XIII. century by the wealthy and powerful Rufolo family. One of the members of the family, Landolfo Rufolo, is even mentioned in Boccaccio's Decameron. During the centuries, the Villa changed its owners several times, they had less and less money to repair it. By the XIX. century, it was almost completely in ruins, but it was saved by Francis Neville Reid, a Scotsman, who bought it and invested a considerable sum of money to restore it. He also hired skilled gardeners who constantly took care of the beautiful gardens. Eventually, Villa Rufolo became very famous, attracting a lot of important people. One of them was Richard Wagner who visited it in 1880. He was so inspired by the Villa that in his last opera, Parsifal, he modelled the enchanted garden of one of his characters, Klingsor, the sorcerer, after the Villa. The Villa is entered through the Entrance Tower. After passing the ticket office and a little courtyard, we climbed up the Torre Maggiore. We saw a nice and comprehensive multimedia exhibition on the many levels of the tower and learned about the history of the Villa. The view from the top of the tower was sensational. After the tower, we visited Klingsor's garden, the circular Hall of the Knights and then entered the beautiful upper hall of the main building. We saw some nice pieces of furniture there. Although it was November, the lower gardens of the Belvedere were so beautiful and nurtured. Unfortunately, it started to rain and we could not see the Moorish cloister, close to the exit. The entrance tickets were not cheap. Nevertheless, Villa Rufolo is a must.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Marina wrote a review Oct 2020
Rome, Italy14 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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TaraLondon2 wrote a review Sep 2020
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom136 contributions32 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Lucie H wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom447 contributions55 helpful votes
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Ravello was on our list of places to visit on Amalfi coast. It took us 1.5 hour hiking to get there from Atrani but it worth every step. The villa it’s beautiful place to make loads of pictures and the view it’s spectacular. Stunning architecture and blooming flowers are main domains of this complex. Definitely well deserved place amongst top 10 to see in this area.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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KatrinaMolini wrote a review Sep 2020
Corciano, Italy7,327 contributions6,498 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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