Ravello is a natural terrace lying on the rock and overlooking the Gulf of Salerno, not far away from Amalfi, Maiori and Minori. Surrounded by lush vegetation is one of the most peaceful, charming and chic villages of the Amalfi Coast, described by several travellers as the ‘Home of Spirit’.
It may be interesting to know that…
Landolfo Rufolo, the main character of a Decameron’s novel written by Giovanni Boccaccio, was born here.
What to see
This renowned historic building was build in the XIII Century at the instance of the Rufolo family. In arabic-sicilian style, it rises up on the cathedral’s square.
Falling sheer into the Amalfi Coast and Gulf of Salerno panorama, the terraces of Villa Rufolo inspired the musician Richard Wagner composing the second act of his noted Parsifal. The Ravello Festival, yearly celebrated in summer, is dedicated to this musician.