Ravello, concerts, artistic treasures, and fabulous cliffside gardens overlooking the sea.

It is perched on top of the mountain cliff situated above Amalfi and Atrani and is being famous for its breath-taking views.

Ravello natural beauty and ancient monuments are presented at their best in the gardens of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo. In high season, these gardens are rich in sweet secants of blooming flowers, shadows of flora and perfume of lemons.Ravello

The town has served historically as a destination for artists, musicians, and writers. The list of artist that visited Ravello is very long and includes Boccaccio, Wagner, Toscanini, Leonard Bernstein, Rostropovich, Bruno Walter, Mirò, M.C. Escher, Turner (whose Costiera’s paintings are at the Tate Gallery), Ruskin, Forster, D.H. Lawrence (who wrote here many pages of his Lady Chatterley’s lover), André Gide, Virginia Woolf, Paul Valéry, Graham Greene, Tennessee Williams, Rafael Alberti, Sara Teasdale, Gore Vidal, who actually lived in Ravello in a breathtaking villa, ‘the pigeon nest’.

Every year in the summer months, the “Ravello Festival” classical concerts are held in the gardens of Villa Rufolo in honour of Richard Wagner.

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