Thanks to its International Music Festival, Ravello has become famous all over the world.
Ravello is a very quiet and chic town situated on the Lattari Mounts characterized by a wonderful vegetation, on a cliff dividing the valleys of the Dragone and Regina streams. The village has a quiet, silent atmosphere that enchants all the people coming to visit it, and boasts beautiful villas which are the most famous buildings of the town: Villa Rufolo built in the XI century, with its terraces on the sea and Villa Cimbrione with its wonderful belvedere.
During the XIX and XX centuries many artists, painters, and musicians were inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Ravello, as for example Ruskin, Miró, Vedova and Escher. André Gide set in Ravello some episodes of his work “The immoralist”; Lawrence wrote there “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” and Graham Green “The third man”; Wagner imagined that the beautiful gardens of Villa Rufolo were ‘the magic garden of Klingsor’ in his masterpiece “Parsifal”. The most important monument is the Cathedral, built in the XII century.