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Ravello

Ravello was founded in the fifth century as a place of refuge from the incursions of the barbarians that ended the Western Roman Empire. Until the eleventh century, followed the fortunes of the Duchy of Amalfi, reaching its peak thanks to the art of wool and trade to the Mediterranean and Byzantium.
Became a bishopric in 1086, In the nineteenth century, rediscovered by intellectuals and artists, regained its importance as a place of cultural tourism.

Places to visit:
The Cathedral (XI century) famous for its famous bronze doors dated 1179 byBarisano da Trani, for the pulpit, the work of 1272 by Nicola di Bartolomeo da Foggia, and the Epistle to the pulpit;

Villa Rufolo, a complex of buildings in Arab-Sicilian style of great architectural beauty, was built between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries by Rufolo, one of the most rich and influential families in Ravello.
The areas of most interest are the main tower, 30 meters high, with pointed entrance arch, decorated on the second level with two double windows on each side, the Moorish cloister, an architectural jewel of great charm, surrounded by a colonnade of arches acute, on which rests a double order of loggias, with Arabian-style decor and the gardens, which inspired Wagner for the second act of Parsifal. Every summer will be held the Ravello Festiva.l

Villa Cimbrone belonging to the ancient and noble family of Fusco, became at the beginning of the twentieth century, a splendid villa, commissioned from the English Lord Ernest William Bekett.
Result was an embattled tower with four floors, similar to that of Villa Rufolo, decorated with mullioned windows and arched windows, another shining plates of earthenware, enameled in green, red and blue, a palace, now used as a hotel, furnished with fireplaces, statues, carvings, tapestries and paintings, a cloister imaginative, artistic imitation of that of S. Francesco church, a unique Tea Room with white columns and tiled pillars, a crypt-room converted into a terrace, and even a small temple to the god Bacchus, which houses the ashes of Lord Grimpthorne, the bronze statue of the messenger of the gods, Mercury, Eve's cave, the temple of Ceres, but mostly famous for the Terrace of the Infinite, and which offers a breathtaking panorama of the Amalfi Coast that Gore Vidal has described as "the most beautiful in the world."

 
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