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Holidays in Villa Rufolo

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Villa Rufolo showing a coastal town and general coastal views

See ancient ruins, manicured gardens and classical music concerts in this garden of paradise high up in the hills above the Mediterranean Sea.

Just off Ravello’s central piazza is a palatial villa built in the 13th century. What’s most remarkable about Villa Rufolo is not the building itself but the grounds, a paradise of manicured gardens, exotic plants and incredible views. The wealthy and powerful Rufolo family built the cliff-top mansion that has since hosted a succession of rich and famous visitors, including popes and kings.

The villa provides the perfect backdrop to the royal look of the gardens. Its mix of architectural styles include Arabic, Norman and Gothic influences. Enter via Torre d’Ingresso, a large, domed-roof tower. Stand inside the tower and look up to see arches decorating the ceiling. You’re likely to see this same decoration throughout. Continue up a tree-lined avenue to the beautiful cloister where arches line the Moorish courtyard.

Explore the tiered gardens at your own pace. Smell the scent of thousands of flowers in the air and stand in the shade of an exotic tree to look out over the Mediterranean Sea. The grounds captured the imagination of composer Richard Wagner, who used them as an inspiration in the Parsifal opera for the magic garden Klingsor.

Look out for the archeological ruins of a Turkish bath known as a Balnea within the grounds. There are water ducts and a domed ceiling visible today.

Come to the gardens in summer for the Ravello Festival, when music and dance events are held in the open air. See classical music in the Belvedere, an English-style garden overlooking the sea. There are art exhibitions held throughout the year here too. Check the Villa Rufolo website for details of cultural events.

Villa Rufolo lies in the centre of Ravello, high up in the hills above Amalfi. Come by bus or car from any of the major towns along the coast. The gardens and villa are open every day and there’s a fee to enter.

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6204 Cheap Hotels Near Villa Rufolo

Hotel Giordano
Hotel Giordano
4 out of 5
Via Trinita 14, Ravello, SA
The price is AU$271 per night from 28 Jul. to 28 Jul.
Located in the heart of Ravello, this hotel is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Villa Rufolo. Amalfi Beach and Atrani Beach are also within 2 miles (3 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (122 reviews)
Wouldnt book twice
"The staff overall is great, just dont be surprised if the night desk person is snoring on the lobby couches and unable to assist you in his dream state. The price is really high for what you get. You are paying to be close to the center of town with a lackluster view, otherwise it's a bit of a waste. ..."

Reviewed on 30 Sep. 2019

Hotel Giordano
Villa Piedimonte
Villa Piedimonte
4 out of 5
Via della Repubblica, 1, Ravello, SA
The price is AU$310 per night from 28 Jul. to 28 Jul.
Located in the heart of Ravello, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Villa Rufolo. Amalfi Beach and Atrani Beach are also within ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (283 reviews)
"The view was stunning"

Reviewed on 22 Jul. 2021

Villa Piedimonte
Caruso, A Belmond Hotel, Amalfi Coast
Caruso, A Belmond Hotel, Amalfi Coast
5 out of 5
Piazza San Giovanni Del Toro 2, Ravello
The price is AU$1,706 per night from 28 Jul. to 28 Jul.
Situated near the beach, this luxury property is within 2 mi (3 km) of Villa Rufolo, Atrani Beach and Maiori Beach. Amalfi Beach and Pompeii Forum are also within ...
5/5Exceptional! (38 reviews)
"As always Belmond never disappoints. Service setting and food exceeded high expectations"

Reviewed on 22 Jul. 2021

Caruso, A Belmond Hotel, Amalfi Coast
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Villa Rufolo Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Casa Dolce Casa
Casa Dolce Casa
9 Via della Repubblica, Ravello, SA
The price is AU$240 per night from 28 Jul. to 28 Jul.
Casa Dolce Casa
Villa Piedimonte
Villa Piedimonte
4 out of 5
Via della Repubblica, 1, Ravello, SA
The price is AU$310 per night from 28 Jul. to 28 Jul.
Villa Piedimonte
Caruso, A Belmond Hotel, Amalfi Coast
Caruso, A Belmond Hotel, Amalfi Coast
5 out of 5
Piazza San Giovanni Del Toro 2, Ravello
The price is AU$1,706 per night from 28 Jul. to 28 Jul.
Caruso, A Belmond Hotel, Amalfi Coast
Hotel Giordano
Hotel Giordano
4 out of 5
Via Trinita 14, Ravello, SA
The price is AU$271 per night from 28 Jul. to 28 Jul.
Hotel Giordano
Hotel Graal
Hotel Graal
4 out of 5
Via Della Repubblica n 8, Ravello, SA
The price is AU$298 per night from 23 Aug. to 23 Aug.
Hotel Graal
Villa Maria Hotel
Villa Maria Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Santa Chiara 2, Ravello, SA
The price is AU$309 per night from 23 Aug. to 23 Aug.
Villa Maria Hotel
Palazzo Confalone
Palazzo Confalone
4 out of 5
Via San Giovanni Del Toro 16, Ravello, SA
The price is AU$517 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Palazzo Confalone
Hotel Villa Fraulo
Hotel Villa Fraulo
4 out of 5
Via San Giovanni Del Toro 18, Ravello
The price is AU$337 per night from 28 Jul. to 28 Jul.
Hotel Villa Fraulo
Hotel Rufolo
Hotel Rufolo
4 out of 5
Via San Francesco 1, Ravello, SA
The price is AU$360 per night from 29 Jul. to 29 Jul.
Hotel Rufolo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.