The Ravello Festival is an annual summer music and arts event taking place in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast from July 8 to September 3 this year. The area is famous for its beautiful cliff-side gardens, a perfect backdrop for the concerts. In 1880, the town was visited by German composer Richard Wagner. He admired the beauty of the resort, especially the Moorish architecture of Villa Rufolo. Ravello is a very romantic and scenic spot. Visitors are enchanted by its gardens nestled on a rocky ridge by historical Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone. Central luxury hotels include Hotel Rufolo, Villa Fraula and Palazzo Confalone.
Hotel Rufolo is an ancient house overlooking the famous Villa Rufolo gardens. The style and colour of its architecture has been well preserved as a result of its recent renovation and blends perfectly with the landscape and the world famous panoramic views. All this creates feelings of relaxation and wellbeing, which makes the Villa the ideal holiday stay. The hotel, situated in the historic centre of Ravello, welcomes its guests with the warmth and the friendliness, which typifies the spirit of Ravello. The gates of the Hotel open into a courtyard, and the entrance of the hotel leads to the reception, large lounge and the bar area with marble flooring, comfortable sofas, enhanced by antique Neapolitan style furniture. At guides you to a beautiful terrace from where a few steps you can descend to a large swimming pool, a lemon grove and lawn terrace.
Palazzo Confalone overlooks Ravello and enjoys views of the Gulf of Salerno. Rooms are unique and some offer panoramic views. Palazzo Confalone consists of a historic building, Palazzo Confalone, and a design annex, Villa Confalone. The 2 buildings are 20 metres apart. The Villa Confalone is set in the quietest area of Ravello, perfect for a vacation of absolute relaxation; its four rooms have independent access. It is also organized for winter stays. It is very close to the Piazza del Duomo and the Town Hall, in front of the Gardens of the Princess of Piedmont. The hotel features a cool, relaxing garden. Rooms are found in both buildings and feature either modern design or antiques from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Popular points of interest near Palazzo Confalone include Atrani Beach, Maiori Beach and Villa Rufolo.
Its restaurant - Restaurant Confalone delights customers with traditional dishes from the Amalfi Coast, under a frescoed ceiling, in the porcelain room on the main floor, on the terrace overlooking the Amalfi Coast. You can choose pasta, fish, vegetables, risotto, appealing dishes, fresh, tasteful, without losing sight of the originality and inspiration to the dictates of Mediterranean cuisine.
Hotel Villa Fraula
Set in a Mediaeval building, Hotel Villa Fraulo features an infinity pool with views over the Bay of Salerno. Each elegantly decorated room offers sea views from its balcony. Right in the centre of Ravello, Hotel Villa Fraulo is housed in a quiet, historical building. Stone-faced walls and marbled interiors impress guests with all rooms offering satellite TV and free WiFi access. The suites have huge sea-view terraces. Local buses leave from close by Villa Fraulo. Once the residence of the noble family Cortese, Hotel Villa Fraulo retains the historic atmosphere of aristocratic “buen retire”, renewing the tradition and irresistible charm of the house.
The main room of the restaurant Ristorante Principe Compagna features a magnificent and imposing fireplace, surmounted by a cross-vaulted medieval, which is reflected in the polished marble Afion. Its cusine is well-known offering local menu options including Burrata and courgette flowers Risotto with Shellfish carpaccio pasta with smoked clams and Amalfi grated lemon; Catch of the day grilled, Acqua pazza style, salt crust, served with grilled vegetables.