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Italia Ravello1 The hidden treasure

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Ravello is a town situated above the Amalfi Coast in the province of Salerno, southern Italy, with approximately 2,500 inhabitants. Ravello inspired many famous composers including Richard Wagner, Edvard Grieg, Bernstein Toscanini, – artists such as Escher, Mirò – writers such as Ruskin, Boccaccio, D H Lawrence. Built in the 11th century with support from the Rufolo family, the Duomo is a combination of Baroque and Romanesque styles.

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Italia Ravello1 The hidden treasure

  1. 1. Ravello is a town situated above the Amalfi Coast in the province of Salerno, southern Italy, with approximately 2,500 inhabitants. Ravello is the hidden treasure of the Amalfi Coast Ravello inspired many famous composers including Richard Wagner, Edvard Grieg, Bernstein Toscanini, – artists such as Escher, Mirò – writers such as Ruskin, Boccaccio, D H Lawrence. 
  2. 2. Bus stop The scenic location of Ravello makes it a popular tourist desti-nation, and earned it a listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997
  3. 3. Belvedere (View Spot)
  4. 4. Belvedere (View Spot)
  5. 5. Cats Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) and ivy
  6. 6. Cats Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
  7. 7. Belvedere (View Spot) Via della Repubblica
  8. 8. Graal Hotel Via della Repubblica The curved body of the Auditorium in Ravello (via della Repubblica) was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012)
  9. 9. "It's not the perfect angle that attracts me, and not even the straight, hard, inflexible man-made one. What really attracts me is the free and sensual curve. The curve that represents the meeting of the mountains of my homeland, the figure of a beautiful woman, the clouds of the sky and the waves of the sea. The same curves which create the Universe. The curved Universe of Einstein. “ (Oscar Niemeyer)
  10. 10. Belvedere Via della Repubblica The use of straw mats to protect the lemon trees from the elements The presence of lemons on the Amalfi Coast is documented in several places from the eleventh century onwards. However, it was in the nineteenth century that the lemon took on great economic and social value/or the whole area, thanks to the creation of terraced lemon groves in the surrounding hills. Hotel Da Salvatore Restaurant Entrance
  11. 11. Duom o Villa Rufolo Hotel Palumbo
  12. 12. Piazza Duomo
  13. 13. Piazza Duomo
  14. 14. Piazza Duomo
  15. 15. Piazza Duomo
  16. 16. Berberis thunbergii Carmen Laurel
  17. 17. Piazza DuomoHotel Giordano
  18. 18. Villa Rufolo is a building within the historic center of Ravello which overlooks the front of the cathedral square. The initial layout dates from the thirteenth century, with extensive remodeling in the nineteenth century. Their beautiful gardens are a delight with the colorful flowers, luscious plants, multiple statues and the marvelous view of the sea. Can be visited for a fee Entrance Villa Rufolo 
  19. 19. Of particular interest among the rooms of the villa is a large courtyard elevated like a cloister and some rooms forming a small museum
  20. 20. Villa Rufolo chiostro
  21. 21. Villa Rufolo gardens
  22. 22. Villa Rufolo gardens
  23. 23. Villa Rufolo gardens Richard Wagner visited the villa in 1880. He was so overcome by the beauty of the location that he imagined the setting as the garden of Klingsor in the second act of Parsifal. In commemoration, every year the lower garden of Villa Rufolo hosts a Wagnerian concert.
  24. 24. Santuario di San Cosimo e Damiano seen from Villa Rufolo
  25. 25. The town of Ravello is regarded as one of the jewels of the Amalfi coast, even though it is slightly inland. Each summer it holds a renown music festival. Most of its events are held alfresco, in the grounds of the famous Villa Ruffalo. In order to avoid disruption by inclement weather, and to attract conference business to the town, it was decided to build the covered auditorium. In 2000, Oscar Niemeyer was selected as the architect.
  26. 26. Villa Cimbrone  consists of a historic building built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Amalfi Coast, surrounded by a six hectares large parks
  27. 27. Villa Cimbrone as we know it today was built in the early years of the Twentieth century, thanks to the English gentleman Lord Grimthorpe
  28. 28. Infinity Terrace - Villa Cimbrone
  29. 29. Infinity Terrace - Villa Cimbrone Inside the building of Villa Cimbrone is a luxury hotel, while the gardens are luckily open to the public throughout the whole year
  30. 30. Via Richard Wagner
  31. 31. Via Richard Wagner
  32. 32. Palazzo Avino - Via S. Giovanni del Toro
  33. 33. Palazzo Avino - Via S. Giovanni del Toro
  34. 34. Via S. Giovanni del Toro
  35. 35. Via S. Giovanni del Toro
  36. 36. Via S. Giovanni del Toro
  37. 37. Belvedere Giardini Principessa di Piemonte
  38. 38. Belvedere Giardini Principessa di Piemonte It is said Ravello is situated ‘halfway between the sky and the sea’ and it is certainly one of the most beautiful places in the world. 
  39. 39. Humphrey Bogart and Gina Lollobrigida in Beat the Devil
  40. 40. Giardini Principessa di Piemonte
  41. 41. Pittosporum tree Cats Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) Impatiens walleriana
  42. 42. Giardini Principessa di Piemonte
  43. 43. Sea view from giardini Principessa Sea view from Hotel Palumbo
  44. 44. Hotel Palumbo – Via Toro—Painting by Chris Apel Housed in a medieval palace dating back to the 12th century, Hotel Palumbo where Richard Wagner wrote in the guest book. Ancient marble columns, mosaic-tile floors, and museum-quality antiques
  45. 45. Hotel Palumbo – floor
  46. 46. Richard Wagner wrote in the guest book
  47. 47. It is said that Richard Wagner composed on this piano
  48. 48. San Giovanni Battista by Guido Reni, student of Caravaggio
  49. 49. Hotel Palumbo - lobby
  50. 50. San Giovanni del Toro church
  51. 51. ©d0gwalker San Giovanni del Toro church Consecrated in the 11th century, the church was restored in 1715 after damage caused by an earthquake, and it was restored again in the 1990 This mosaic depicts the fish swallowing Jonah
  52. 52. San Giovanni del Toro church
  53. 53. San Giovanni del Toro church The pulpit is notable for its mosaics, the decorative patterns of which inspired the interlocking patterns used by M.C. Escher, who spent time in Ravello in the 1920s and studied the church and the pulpit; Ravello was one of his favorite places
  54. 54. Piazza Fontana the Moorish fountain, (with its statues of the lion and the ox)
  55. 55. Sound: Mia cara città di Nino D’Angelo Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Gabriela Cristescu Internet All  copyrights  belong to their  respective owners Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu https://plus.google.com/+SandaMichaela 2018

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