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By Tdominici
RavelloPainting by: Teresa Dominici, Acrylic on canvas, Year: 2012, Size: 24"x18" (60cmx45cm)  Ravello è una delle cittadine più belle della costiera. Grazie alla sua posizione privilegiata in alto si può ammirare un paesaggio meraviglioso e il paese è veramente tenuto bene e curato.
Non limitatevi a godere solo del fantastico paesaggio, perché c'è tanto da vedere: Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone, il Duomo e tante altre Chiese sono i luoghi da non perdere durante una visita in città.
"Nestled against the steep slope of a cliff along the spectacular Amalfi Coast, the ancient town of Ravello included in the province of Salerno. Because, in addition to magnificent scenery offered by the medieval streets of the city and the beautiful landscapes that form the backdrop, Ravello is always motivated by intense cultural activity, boasting a calendar of events extraordinarily rich, whose climax is, of course, the prestigious Ravello Festival,the multifaceted exhibition that animates the historic sites of the city for almostthe entire year.
Ravello enchants first of all for the exceptional beauty of the landscape: the terraces overlooking the cliff overlooking the gardens facing the cliff and the deep green and transparent, villas and monuments.
Located in Bishop's Square, next to the Cathedral, stands the century Villa Rufolo, whose tower still seems to look carefully throughout the city. Built on behalf of the rich family of Rufolo, traders at the time known and powerful enough to be mentioned in the Decameron, the building passed successively passed from hand to hand until it wassold to the nineteenth century Scottish nobleman Francis Neville, who worked restoration, making it asstill seen. The villa revealed in the architectural elements of several strong influence of Arab culture, particularly in the important Moorish cloister structured with double loggia and portico acutearch, adorned with graceful carved decorations, and raised courtyard. The greatestwonder of Villa Rufoloare blooming gardens, favorite place of Richard Wagner, where today, in the flowering terraces and steeptowards the blue sea of the Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Salerno, the Wagner Festival is celebrated in memory to the great German musician ,one of the initiatives that has made Ravello the "Cityof Music" par excellence. Another beautiful and famous buildingin Ravello is VillaCimbrone, built on a rock overlooking the Gulf of Salerno, in the place where once stood a Roman villa,later converted farmhouse in agriculture. It isa building designed and rebuilt fordouble hand, Italian and English,the manufacturer's Nicola Mansi and the English lord William Beckett, who magically transformed the house into ruin in a sort of garden of wonders, with a magnificent interplay between the rigor of the Italian style and the lush setting of an English nobleman, a passion for botany. The result, charming and strongly suggestive, is a mix of local and ethnic styles, a meeting point between the old villa and the gallery ofantiques, almost a diary of an explorer transformedinto a dwelling. The large groundsof the villa, in particular, is a labyrinth of Gothic and classical, including statues, temples, bridges, grottos and fountainsto reach the fantastic Belvedere of Infinity, a huge roof terrace facing the sublimeview the open sea of the Gulf of Salerno and the Amalfi Coast, a place much loved by the writerGore Vidal. Today the villa is used to host public and private events."

La bella Ravello, una terrazza sull'infinito

  By: Maurizio Capriati
 Uno dei luoghi piu incantevoli del pianeta terra!

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