Villa Rufolo is one of the jewels of the magnificent Amalfi Coast, located in the town of Ravello in the Campania region.
This historic villa, an outstanding example of medieval architecture, is surrounded by lush gardens and offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. The Villa was built in the 13th century for the Rufolo family, a prosperous merchant family from the town of Ravello. Since its construction, the villa has been enlarged and renovated several times, but it still retains many elements of its original architectural style.
Famous for its magnificent gardens, which stretch over several levels, Villa Rufolo offers spectacular views of the Amalfi Coast. The gardens are filled with Mediterranean plants, fountains and statues, creating a magical atmosphere. In addition to its spectacular gardens, Villa Rufolo also houses a museum displaying art and historical pieces, as well as rooms decorated with ancient frescoes and mosaics. Visitors can also explore the villa’s various levels, which include spacious bedrooms, panoramic terraces and balconies with even more incredible views.
Villa Rufolo is easily reached on foot from Ravello town center along a picturesque 10-15 minute stroll. Once there, it’s possible to visit the villa’s gardens and museum for a modest entrance fee. The villa is also a prime venue for cultural events, including classical music concerts such as the famous Ravello Festival dedicated to Richard Wagner, with the orchestra installed on a stage suspended in mid-air.
Villa Rufolo is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the summer months and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the winter. Tickets can be purchased on site. In principle, it’s never too crowded.