Excursion in Ravello
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Ravello tourist information
History of Ravello:
Ravello was founded in V the century like shelter from the raids of the Barbarians who marked the end of the Roman empire.
Ravello was an important town of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, an important trading power in the Mediterranean between 839 and around 1200.
Ravello was a diocesan town from 1086 to 1603; after that the bishop's see was moved to Scala.
Ravello is a municipality of 2506 inhabitants in the province of Salerno, in the Amalfi Coast.
The Ravello, the panoramic on te gulf of Salerno is beautifull.
The town has served historically as a destination for artists, musicians, and writers, including Richard Wagner, M. C. Escher, Giovanni Boccaccio, Virginia Woolf, Gore Vidal,André Gide and Sara Teasdale who mentioned it in her prefatory dedication in Love Songs, one of her many books of poems.
Every year in the summer months, the "Ravello Festival" takes place. It began in 1953 in honour of Richard Wagner.
There is an ancient legend, still recounted by tour guides in Salerno and Amalfi, that it was to Ravello, with its breathtaking view of the Mediterranean and the dramatic Amalfi coastline, that Satan transported Jesus during His second temptation to show the beauty of the world's kingdoms.
The Ravello Festival is also popularly known as the "Wagner Festival" and is an annual summer festival of music and the arts held in the town of Ravello on the Amalfi coast in the Campania region of Italy. The festival has been held yearly since 1953 when the town fathers decided to use the historical fact of the visit to Ravello in 1880 by German composer Richard Wagner as a way to promote tourism and bolster the economy of the area in the difficult years following the Second World War. The composer had been so taken with the beauty of the Villa Rufolo in Ravello that he is said to have proclaimed, in reference to a character in his own opera Parsifal, "Here is the enchanted garden of Klingsor."
Although the original emphasis during the festival was on Wagner's music, the event has since grown into an almost two-month-long presentation of a wide variety of music featuring large orchestras, chamber groups, jazz, art shows, dance, photographic exhibits, discussion groups and a chance to meet and talk with the featured artists, many of whom are of world renown.
What to see in Ravello
- Duomo di Ravello
- Villa Rufolo
- Villa Cimbrone
- Evening concert in Ravello
- The church of «Santa Maria a Gradillo».
- The church of «San Giovanni del Toro» (Saint John of the Bull) dating to before the year 1000.
- The church of «San Francesco».
- The church of «Santa Chiara».
- The church of «dell'Annunziata».
- The church of «Camo" del corallo».
- Santuario dei Santi Cosma e Damiano.
- Santuario storico, risalente al XIV secolo.