Interesting Facts about Ravello
1. Richard Wagner visited Ravello in 1880 and used the beautiful gardens of the Villa Rufolo
as the inspiration for the Magical Gardens of Klingsor in his opera Parsifal
2. Fun fact: Ravello does in fact have a beach. It's located in the hamlet of Castiglione
between Amalfi and Minori.
3. D.H. Lawrence wrote part of Lady Chatterly's Lover
while staying at the Hotel Rufolo
4. The bronze doors of the Duomo
date from 1179 and were designed by Barisano di Trani and was created in Constantinople.
5. Interesting fact: Ravello is home to a work of modern architecture with its new auditorium designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.
6. The annual feast days for Ravello's patron saint and protector San Pantaleone falls on July 27th.
7. Graham Greene wrote The Third Man
while staying at the Ravello's Hotel Caruso
8. The artist M.C. Escher visited Ravello on several occasions, staying at the Hotel Toro where he met his wife Jetta.
9. Weird fact: In 1938, Greta Garbo hid out in Ravello at the Hotel Caruso and Villa Cimbrone with her lover, the conductor Leopold Stokowski.
10. The 1953 movie "Beat the Devil" with Humphrey Bogart and Gina Lollobrigida was filmed in Ravello.
11. Random fact: For many years the American writer Gore Vidal owned the beautiful Villa Rondinaia situated on a dramatic spot below the Villa Cimbrone
12. Every summer the Ravello Festival
stages concerts at dawn with breathtaking views overlooking the Amalfi Coast.
Things to See in Ravello