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Travel to the Amalfi Coast and Visit Vino con Vista Ravello in Italy

Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Italy.
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English: Ravello: Villa Cimbrone Gardens

English: Ravello: Villa Cimbrone Gardens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Ravello (Photo credit: The Consortium)

English: Ravello: Villa Cimbrone Entrance

English: Ravello: Villa Cimbrone Entrance (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The courtyard

The courtyard (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Ravello: Villa Cimbrone Gardens

English: Ravello: Villa Cimbrone Gardens (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ravello is the perfect “Vino con Vista” destination because it is perched high upon the mountain overlooking the villages of Atrani and Minori. It was once part of the Republic of Amalfi.

Amalfi is the coast’s largest town, but Ravello is the undisputed aristocrat of the Amalfi Coast. Ravello is an enchanting stretch of paradise, perched 1500 feet above the Gulf of Salerno on a high cliff above the town of Amalfi.  It commands awe-inspiring views of the coastline, citrus groves and vineyards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYenddABq8Q&feature=related. Visit the cathedral, the beautiful gardens of Villa Ruffalo and Villa Cimbrone pictured in this post.

Deutsch: Die Terrazza dell'Infinito der Villa ...

Deutsch: Die Terrazza dell’Infinito der Villa Cimbrone in Ravello (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The impressive Duomo ( Chiesa de San Giovanni del Toro) was founded in 1086 and has the relics of St. Barbara (www.chiesaravello.com). The 12th century Santa Maria a Gradillo church is also noteworthy.

English: Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Italy.

English: Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Italy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Richard Wagner was inspired to compose classical music in Ravello. The town hosts a spectacular annual summer music festival. Classical music concerts are held in July in the gardens of Villa Ruffalo.

082 - Villa Ruffalo, Ravello

082 – Villa Ruffalo, Ravello (Photo credit: Mark Abel)

Wealthy residents of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi made a fortune trading with Sicily, Spain, Asia and Africa. These wealthy merchants built palatial estates and villas in Ravello with prime scenic vantage points.

Villa Cimbrone

Villa Cimbrone (Photo credit: ishane)

Ravello-Villa Cimbrone Pavillon

Ravello-Villa Cimbrone Pavillon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Villa Cimbrone was built by Lord Grimthorpe and has been converted into a luxuriously appointed hotel. Hadrian IV’s Villa Ruffalo’s belvedere offers a great view of the Moorish cupolas of Annuziata’s Church founded in 1281. Piazzo Vescovado is the hub of most of Ravello’s attractions.  The Villa Ruffolo was built in the 13th century and was the residence of several popes. In Ravello, you can attend Mamma Agata’s Cooking School.  She cooked for Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor.  Learn how to make the fabulous lemon cake. (www.mammaagata.com)

Here are some UNESCO photos of the Amalfi Coast: http://www.ourplaceworldheritage.com/custom.cfm?&action=site&regionid=9&site_country=ITALY&site_name=Costiera Amalfitana&siteid=332

To learn more about the Amalfi Coast visit www.vino-con-vista.com. Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides to Italy and Vino Con Vista Travel Guides can be purchased at these sites

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