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RAVELLO

Among flowers and music, a window on the infinite.

The extraordinary experience of getting lost in the enchantment of lush nature or listening to Wagner concerts in the magical garden of Klingsor.Ravello on the Amalfi Coast is a place that has an ancient and illustrious history, which it proudly flaunts in its architecture and its art.

The charming church of ’Santa Maria in Gradillo’ looking distinctly Moorish; the remains of the fortified castle; the Duomo in the beautiful ’Piazza del Vescovado’ with its bronze door from the twelfth century and the precious pulpit finely decorated in mosaic; the eclectic ’Villa Cimbrone’, a successful mix of tastes and styles, with its "infinity" panorama, which offers the visitor a show that cannot be explained with words. And then the famous Villa Rufolo, built in the thirteenth century, it went through ups and downs to reach the mid nineteenth century in the hands of the passionate Scottish botanist, Sir Nevil Reed, who brought it back to its former splendour making it a cultural reference point

for the benefit of all citizens. In the gardens and on the terraces of the villa, Reed completed a project so grandiose that it left even the great Wagner breathless. The German composer visited Ravello during a trip to Italy, which was a pause for reflection during his composition of Parsifal, his last sacred work. Unexpectedly, before his eyes, beyond the road leading to the gardens of the villa, he was presented with a wonderful vision: there it was, the enchanted garden of Klingsor who tries to fatally seduce Parsifal, a magical place where the lush beauty has something supernatural and dangerous, and which the master imagined inhabited by beautiful, evanescent maidens. For Wagner it was like a dream come true, and he immediately asked his painter friend Joukowsky to make sketches of the garden and the palace. In the wall of the hotel where he stayed one can read a reminder of this amazing discovery: "The magic garden of Klingsor is found, May 26th, 1880." For over fifty years Ravello has celebrated its love affair with music through the Ravello Festival, a festival of symphonic, jazz and pop music, but also dance and speech, which, over the years has become an indispensable cultural event of an international level. An honoured tradition, which is repeated every year, on a spectacular suspended stage, a scenario that is without equal in the world.

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