LOCATION Ravello was an important town of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, an important trading power in the Mediterranean between 839 and around 1200. It is located on a hilltop high above Amalfi. It has forever left a special impression on travellers who visit there. Seeming as though it is a town and a garden at the same time, it provides endless numbers of amazing views along the Amalfi coast and a relaxed village atmosphere to accompany the beautiful gardens and grounds of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo. The villa Rufolo was mentioned by Giovanni Boccaccio in his Decameron and it is the place where Richard Wagner in 1880 was inspired for the stage design of his opera Parsifal. Villa Cimbrone, famous for its 'Terrace of the Infinite.' The church of San Giovanni del Toro (Saint John of the Bull) dating to before the year 1000. The villas are also famous for its concerts and the International Music Festival, that take places during the summer season.
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