This city is considered the “salotto” of the Amalfi Coast, the most beautiful terrace overlooking the sea and the sky in the world. Walking through its narrow streets, listening to the classical music of the Ravello Festival is a cure for all melancholy, come and discover it with us.
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.
Admission is free and you can visit the Duomo as this following time: 9.00-12.00 & 17.30-19.00
During religious celebrations it is not possible to visit the church and clothing appropriate to a place of worship is recommended.
It is the Terrace on the Infinite of the Amalfi Coast and it is thanks to an English lord, William Beckett that we can admire this masterpiece: he bought the land and transformed it into a place that blends different styles and eras. The garden is strewn with rare plants and statues and fountains and small temples. The villa’s belvedere, Terrazza dell’Infinito (Terrace of Infinity), is lined by a series of marble busts that on clear days sparkle against the bluesky above and the azure waters of the Mediterranean below.
It is open from 9 until sunset and the cost of the ticket is 10 euros p.p.
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. Boccaccio, one of the earliest authors of the Italian renaissance, wrote a story about the villa and its owner in his Decameron, which was published in 1353. In its prime, it was one of the largest and most expensive villas on the Amalfi Coast, and legends grew about hidden treasure on its premises. In the 14th century the Rufolo family hosted banquets for King Robert II of Naples and other Norman royalty. On the terrace overlooking the sea where the Wagnerian festival takes place every year, dedicated to the composer who was a guest in this villa in 1880. and who fell in love with it.
Open every day from 9:00 to 21:00. The Museum Tower is open from 10:00 to 18:00
The cost of the ticket is 8 euros, reduced by 6 euros
As befits a town known as “la città della musica”, the city of music, Ravello today features a concert hall built by Oscar Niemeyer, the famed Brazilian architect. Constructed in 2011, the glistening white auditorium hosts Ravello’s annual summer music festival, and attracts internationally acclaimed musicians, dance troupes, and performers. The Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium also serves as the town’s art center, offering periodic displays of sculpture and other artistic works. The Auditorium is located on the Via della Repubblica about a hundred meters from the tunnel that leads to the town’s main square, the Piazza Vescovado.
Access to the Auditorium terrace is free, while it is possible to enter the structure during organized events.