Ravello is all about Beauty and romance the scenic seaside hilltop town offers its mesmerized beauty to the visitors. Its sherbet-colored houses with dense vineyards, orange and lemon groves and a magnificent view of the Bay of Salermo make it a piece of paradise on earth and one of the most attractive destinations in Italy.
Villa Rufolo: The Villa Rufolo, which overlooks the Piazza Vescovado, is the historical and cultural center of Ravello. Built by a wealthy merchant family in the 13th century, the villa has a rich and storied past.
Villa Cimbrone: Sitting high atop a promontory that offers stunning views of the Mediterranean and the dramatic coastline below, the Villa Cimbrone is the crown laurel of Ravello. Its origins date back to the 11th century,but the villa and the gardens were extensively renovated by a British nobleman, Lord Grimthorpe, in the early 20th century.
The Duomo (Cathedral): The Duomo, which faces the main square (Piazza Vescovado), is the spiritual and social center of Ravello. Built in the 11th century with support from the Rufolo family, the Duomo is a combination of Baroque and Romanesque styles. Dedicated to St. Pantaleone, the church has undergone extensive modifications and restorations over the past 900 years. The Duomo’s shining white façade dates back to the last major restoration in 1931. The Duomo’s bell tower, which dates back to the 13th century, shows Moorish and Byzantine influence.
Ravello concerts: The dreamlike setting of Ravello’s gardens inspired Wagner, and it’s fitting that today music is a major feature of Ravello. The Ravello Concert Society organises a long season of chamber music concerts (March-November), most of which are held against a backdrop of sky and sea in the panoramic gardens of Wagner’s inspiration for Parsifal, the Villa Rufolo. Tickets can be bought online from the Society’s website. The combination of scenery and music creates an atmosphere that you’re unlikely to forget.
A hidden treasure in Italy, worth to visit on your Italy trip.