Ravello in Italy and the Famous Ravello Music Festival

The Ravello Music Festival is an annual series of concerts in Ravello. The tiny town Ravello in Italy with white villas is located high in the hills above the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast with a breath-taking view over lemon plantations and the azure Mediterranean. Ravello is famous for the Summer Music Festival in a unique atmosphere, which was founded in 1953 in honor of Richard Wagner. A special moment is the concert at sunrise in Villa Rufolo high above the Mediterranean sea.

What To See in Ravello?

The beauty of this town, its freedom and daintiness, has always been inspiring to its residents as well as its visitors. One of the richest men who ever lived in Ravello in Italy had his mansion built on one of the ledges in this town. Over the centuries it has become a real draw for tourists from all over. This mansion, called the Villa Rufulo, has been mentioned by Boccaccio in the Decameron, Richard Wagner also found his inspiration for the stage set of his opera Parsifal here.

Dawn Concert in Villa Rufolo

These days Ravello is especially famous for it’s music festivals which take place there every summer. This tradition was started by Wagner himself in 1953. A special moment is the concert at sunrise in Villa Rufolo high above the sea. Enjoy with milano24ore the open-air dawn concert in August in Villa Rufolo high above the Amalfi Coast between heaven and earth in the garden of Villa Rufolo.

Once privately owned, this mansion was bought by the state and is now used as a place to nurture culture and artistry in this region of Italy. It is now a place to take classes, see exhibitions… etc.

The premises of this mansion is the area where the music festivals take place, usually in the open air. There is much of this mansion to see; the cloister, the big tower, the dining hall, the baths and the Belvedere.

Another famous mansion is the Villa Cimbrone, which was built in one of the most charming places in this town.

The builder, Lord Greenthorpe from England, constructed on that exact spot so that the breathtaking view could be captured. Today it is used as an exclusive hotel and is favored especially because of its secluded location, far away from the tourist masses.

Amalfi Coast Map

The picturesque villages of the Amalfi Coast are located in the Gulf of Salerno in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Please follow the links below to learn more about the towns listed from West to East.

Map of the Amalfi Coast, Italy
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