Ravello

Ravello

Ravello, jewel of the Amalfi Coast in the Province of Salerno, dominates the townlets of Minori and Maiori like a vast sea terrace.
Its beauty was immortalized by Boccaccio in the “Decameron” and William Turner in paintings whose sketches are on display at the Tate Gallery London.
In the centre of the town, to the right of the Duomo, a square tower signals the entrance to Villa Rufolo, a complex of buildings dating back to the middle of the 13th century, where you can visit theWagner terrace, so-called because it gave the musician the inspiration for the Klingsor garden scene in the second act of Parsifal.
These days the panorama is the summertime backdrop to the Ravello Festival.
There are numerous places to visit, such as the Coral Museum, with items spanning from the Roman era to the last century, the Romanesque12th century church of Santa Maria a Gradillo, the Castle and a fort palace from the 13th century which is the backdrop of Saint Pantaleon Cathedral, built in 1087 by the Rufolo family.
Visit the 13th century Palazzo Gonfalone, the own council offices in Casa di Tolla, Princess of Piedmont Belvedere and the Church of Saint Francis, where you can admire the original gothic structure with annexed convent, founded in 1222 by Saint Francis himself. Continue down Via Santa Chiara, and you come to Saint Clare's Church, with its wonderful 18th century tiled flooring.