Villa Cimbrone & Villa Rufolo

amalfi coast, italy

Gardens and Parks , Romantic , Monuments
Villa Cimbrone & Villa Rufolo are famous specially for their gardens where you can spend hours admiring the beauty of flowers and the sea view. They magnify the glory of Ravello manifold.
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9:00 - 20:00 Everyday
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Villa Cimbrone

 

Villa Cimbrone in Ravello is popular for its extensive gardens and fabulous views. The views of cultivated terraces on the hillside, as well as Maiori, Capo d'Orso and the Gulf of Salerno from this 20th villa is uncomparable in Amalfi Coast.

 

Terrace of Infinity

The villa's Belvedere, also known as Terrazza dell’Infinito, is decorated with marble sculptures which perfectly complements the blue sky and blue water below. This terrace is 1200 feet above and view from here leaves people awestruck !

From the terrace of infinity you can also seet he Cilento Mountains and the ancient city of Paestum.

 

Ally of Immensity

Also known as Viale dell’Immenso, it is a main walkway featuring a beautiful pergola (plant covered arch). The gardens are marked by temples and statues which further increases the beauty of Cimbrone.

 

Must see in Villa Cimbrone

  • Terrazza delle Rose (Rose Garden)
  • Tempietto di Bacco (Little Temple of Bacchus)
  • Poggia di Mercurio (Crest of Mercury)
  • Grotta di Eva (Eve’s cave)
  • Stanza del Tè (Tea Room )

 

Villa Cimbrone Timings: 9 AM till Sunset

Villa Rufolo

 

Villa Rufolo overlooks Piazza Vescovado church and presents a beautiful panaromic view of Amalfi Coast. Sir Francis Neville Reid, a Scottish botanist, fell in love with the Moorish towers of the villa and the expansive views it presents. He bought and renovated the Villa Rufolo.

Richard Wagner completed second act of Parsifal, an opera in this Villa. Since then Villa Rufolo has been hosting  an annual summer concert series that features piano concerts, chamber music, and a grand orchestral performance.

 

The Gardens of Villa Rufolo

The Gardens of Rufolo is a popular attraction in Amalfi Coast. Adorned with colorful flowers and set against the sky, the sea and the Church of the Annunziata below, these gardens charm the tourists with its beauty.

Because of the moorish architecture of the Towers especially Torre Maggiore which is the largest among these towers and the expansive gardens, Villa Rufolo has been designated as the smalller version of the famous Alhambra in Spain.

 

Villa Rufolo Timings: 9 AM to 7 PM

 

Tower Museum Timings: 10 AM to 7 PM

 

Guided Tours

You will have to make the reservation in advance. Guided tours to Villa Rufolo are available 7 days a week.

For guided tours contact

Email: [email protected]

Telephone +39 089 857621

Although these villas are not open to public, it is their garden which attracts the tourists and is accessible to public. Located in Ravello, these gardens enhances the glory of this town and worth spending one to two hours of time here.

Contact

local_phone +39 089 857459
10:45 AM Local Time

Location

26 Via Santa Chiara Ravello Ravello Provincia di Salerno Campania Italy 84010
City center: Amalfi Coast
Nearest airport: Salerno Costa D'Amalfi Airport

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Frequently asked Question about Villa Cimbrone & Villa Rufolo

Is public allowed in Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo, even those who are not hotel guest ?
Yes the gardens and terraces of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo are free for public admission. Entry to Villa Cimbrone is limited to the guests whereas travellers can enter Villa Rufolo.
Is there any parking space in Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo ?
Only guests are allowed to use the Villa car parking. The recommended parking space is Piazza Duomo parking (west-side) or Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer.
How to get to Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo ?
From Salerno railway station, you can reach Ravello either by taxi or using the buses of the Sita company. Another option is reach Amalfi from Salerno by sea (jetfoil). Once in Amalfi travel up to Ravello (7 km) by taxi or by Sita company bus.
What is the closing time for Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo ?
Villas open at 9 AM and close by Sunset.
Which one is must visit, Villa Cimbrone or Villa Rufolo ?
Both Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo are recommended but if you have to choose one, Villa Rufolo has been rated a bit better by the experts compared to Villa Cimbrone. Villa Cimbrone offers views of the cultivated terraces on the surrounding hills, as well as of Maiori, Capo d'Orso and the Gulf of Salerno.Villa Rufolo offers not only beautiful gardens and view to bay of Salerno but you can also enter the Villa and explore the beautiful architecture and decoration.
How much time should be spent in Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo ?
Spend 1 to 2 hours in each of the Villas.