Villa Rufolo is a building within the historic center of Ravello, a town in the province of Salerno, southern Italy, which overlooks the front of the cathedral square. The initial layout dates from the 13th century, with extensive remodeling in the 19th century.
Originally belonging to the powerful and wealthy Rufolo family who excelled in commerce (a Landolfo Rufolo has been immortalized by Boccaccio in the Decameron), it then passed by inheritance to other owners such as the Confalone, Muscettola and d'Afflitto.
Around the middle of the nineteenth century it was sold to the Scotsman Francis Neville Reid who took care of a general restoration, resulting in today's layout.
Ravello es otro de los lugares muy recomendables para ir de la Costa Amalfitana; y es además Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Unesco. .
Del sitio hay que ir a Villa Rufolo (1270), en el borde de un acantilado sobre la costa. La villa es mencionada por Giovanni Boccaccio en el Decamerón, y es el lugar que sirvió de inspiración a Richard Wagner para el diseño de los escenarios de su ópera Parsifal, de 1880. .
Speaking of cats... this one photobombed my photo in Ravello and wouldn’t leave my side until I pet him😅
These gardens of Villa Rufolo inspired Wagner so much that he completed second act of Parsifal there, an opera that he had been working on for over two decades.