Ravello is another gem of the Amalfi coast of Italy, perched at 350 meters above sea level where the effects of magical and natural architecture create a vision of incredible intensity. Its name is also mentioned in Boccaccio’s “Decameron”. Famous for its tranquil and serene atmosphere, =Ravello offers architectural gems of rare elegance and beauty, because this small medieval town was inhabited by aristocratic families and wealthy merchants who built palaces, villas and mansions that fortunately are still kept in perfect condition and you can visit.
The atmosphere is breathtaking, villas lined by lemon trees and cypresses, cascade of flowers from the Belvedere the sea seems endless. Each summer concerts of the “Ravello festival” are held, and the great composers Wagner had the inspiration for the Klingsor garden, in his opera Parsifal, came from the gardens of villa Rufolo. Villa Cimbrone it was bought in 1904 by Ernest William Beckett, who transformed into a charming and fashionable residence. It has hosted many famous personalities, from Winston Churchill to Greta Garbo. Ravello is considered a magical place where natural beauty is complete with the magic of poetry and music. A place of inspiration for some of the greatest artists of all time like Wagner, Toscanini, Leonard Bernstein and Rostropovich also spend relaxing time here.
The quiet and serene atmosphere make Ravello the ideal place for spend an unforgettable vacation due also for the closeness of charming locations like Amalfi Coast, Minori and Maiori two charming villages full of history and today a lovely seaside resorts, places that complement and integrate very well to meet all needs. By visiting this splendid middle ages town with its amenities made of streets, shops, admiring the beautiful work done in ceramics, we suggest to not leave Ravello without visit the cathedral dedicated to St. Pantaleone, the patron saint of the town. Founded in 1806 and with its front completely redone in marble adorned with a bronze door made of 80 panels with figures of saints and scenes from the Passion of Christ, dated 1179. If you combine all this, you realize why Ravello is such magical location. Because its here where art and culture meet up with the beauty of the coast.