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An evening at the Ravello Concert Series
Robert Green (Pleasanton, CA
We had the priviledge to attend a concert in May and the quality of the performance was outstanding. An interesting combination of violin and guitar, but the music was incredible. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy and we will recommend this to our friends.
Elizabeth L. (Long Beach, CA
CA United States)
Although not in the spectacular outdoor setting pictured on the web site ( a good thing for us because it was cold and rainy) , we had an enjoyable evening in the Villa Rufolo with the music of Robert Schumann. Our seats were excellent. The pianist was only about three feet away from us. One of the highlights of our trip to Italy.
A Splendid Evening in Ravello!
Guus D. (Hengelo,
We ordered tickets for a performance at the Ravello Music festival. Thanks to Select Italy we had a wonderful evening!
Ravello Concert Venues
Diana H. (Stratford upon Avon, n/a
n/a United Kingdom)
I booked this concert because I had been told the outdoor setting, overlooking the sea, was fantastic. As it turned out, the concert took place in a fairly plain room in the Villa Ruffolo. The music was good but there should be some explanation of the venue, especially as your picture shows the external production.
Thank you for your review. We have updated our site with more specific information regarding the venues.
About the Theater
The Ravello Concert Society organizes concerts and performances in the Amalfi Coast, making its concert season the cultural event of the year in the region. The Annunziata Building, with two acoustically rich recital halls, lends itself perfectly for the society's performances. Built in 1281 by the Fusco family, it then became part of the Rufolo family estate. Located just beyond the Villa Rufolo Park, the building is famous for its garden and domes overlooking the town and sea. Please note that performances take place INSIDE of the Annunziata Building and thus, there is no view on the sea. The only access to the building is by 90 steps; there is no direct car access. Performances also take place in the former Grand Caruso Wine Cellars, now the Ravello Art Center: a smaller venue which allows spectators to have a more intimate chamber music experience. It is conveniently located near Ravello's main square.
Ravello, one of the gems of the Amalfi Coast, is a perfect combination of natural beauties, artistic monuments and cultural memories. It is well-known that Wagner found in Villa Rufolo both the inspiration for the scenery of PARSIFAL's second act, and the ideas to improve the whole musical structure of his last symphonies. Verdi stayed at the Villa Rufolo as well. Many great musicians and conductors, like Bruno Walter, Arturo Toscanini, Enrico Caruso, and Leonard Bernstein, stayed and worked here. This musical vacation continues today thanks to the commitment of the Ravello Concert Society. Beautiful concerts are organized throughout the tourist season, enchanting concert goers from around the world.