Amalfi Coast Vacation: Ravello
Are you planning your Amalfi Coast Vacation for next summer?
Ravello is the pearl of the Amalfi Coast. During your stay at the Dimora Salernum, B&B in the centre of Salerno, visit Ravello and its gardens.
Ravello is famous worldwide for its spellbinding location and its perfect integration with its sea and sky landscape. It was founded in the IV century B.C. probably by Romans who, in order to escape from the Barbarian invasions, had pushed inwards into this mountainous area, believing it a safe refuge.
The town of Ravello
Ravello is the most sought-after and refined place on the Amalfi Coast. Its beauty is moving and it has been much frequented by aristocrats, lending it a genteel elegance. Its gardens are magical and have amazing and unforgettable views, leaving lovers of peace, nature and art spellbound.
Many of its buildings and monuments are linked to a story or an event. The Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Pantaleone dates back to the IX century, and preserves the bronze door which came from Constantinople and arrived by sea to Amalfi and then to Ravello.
It is precisely to Amalfi that Ravello owes its name. Once a possession of Amalfi, when Amalfi rebelled against the Normans, the town of Ravello remained faithful to the Normans and for this reason the people of Amalfi called the town “Rebello (Rebel)” and thus Ravello.
The gardens of Ravello
Villa Rufolo is the jewel of Ravello. The structure of the villa is unique from an architectural and decorative point of view. It never fails to evoke a surprised stupor in the wide variety of tourists who have visited it over the centuries. Its uniqueness is an indicator of the combination of commercial exchanges and cultural events which have given it the name of ‘alittle Alhambra’ (Gregorovius).
The villa inspired Richard Wagner to organise a cultural event that for sixty years has become famous all over the world. It is a cultural festival which is held every year in the summer months and includes performances of classical music, cinema, literary events and other art shows.
The musician took the gardens of Villa Rufolo to be the enchanted garden of Klingsor in his masterpiece, “Parsifal”
Finally, another place worth visiting are the Gardens of Villa Cimbrone with its lookout point and panoramic view of a thousand and one nights overlooking the coastline. In the villa’s vast park can be found statues, various antiquities, fountains, grottoes, and scenes of incomparable beauty over the Gulf of Salerno and nearby localities.
For your Amalfi Coast vacation choose Dimora Salernum, B&B for its charm, its location in the centre of Salerno and its proximity to the coach stop, where you can catch the coach to the Amalfi Coast.
Discover how to reach Ravello: http://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/