A natural terrace on the infinite

The terraces of Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, from which it is possible to admire a breathtaking panorama, enchanted Greta Garbo and Wagner, in honor of which, every year, the International Music Festival takes place, which has made Ravello the city of music of the Amalfi Coast.

Silent and chic country, it was a thriving center of commercial activities already between the eleventh and twelfth centuries. It is a terrace overlooking the sea in the Lattari Mountains, from which you can enjoy a landscape of natural beauty, unique in the world. From its terraces, in particular the one dedicated to the Princess of Piedmont, the Divina Costiera presents itself in a dream vision. Surrounded by dazzling nature, nestled in a suggestive position on a rocky spur that divides the valley of the Dragone torrent from that of the Reginna, in one of the widest points of view on the gulf, it dominates the blue sea of the Divine Coast from a height of 350 meters .

Ravellese is the protagonist of one of the most beautiful novels of Giovanni Boccaccio in the “Decameron”: Landolfo Rufolo, noble by birth, pirate by choice, shipwrecked by chance and, finally, by skill and good luck, happy owner of an immense treasure.

The sketches of the Amalfi Coast that the great English painter William Turner painted in 1819 are exhibited at the Tate Gallery in London. Among its art treasures, the Duomo, founded in the twelfth century, is particularly important; Villa Rufolo, whose origins date back to the 11th century, with its indescribable flowered terraces and home to the stage of the Festival overlooking the sea, and Villa Cimbrone, famous for its unique Belvedere, from which you can enjoy the most beautiful panorama in the world ; Piazza Fontana Moresca and, to complete the picture, the suggestive intertwining of narrow streets, which emanate charm and capture visitors by transporting them to another dimension, that of the dream, accompanied by music even at dawn, with the traditional concert.