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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Michael Karavanov
- Explore score
- 0.06 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Oct 21, 2008
- Date taken
- Sep 03, 2008
September 2008, Italy, Campania, Great view from restaurant in Ravello.
"Ravello is a town situated above the Amalfi Coast in the province of Salerno, Campania, Italy and has approximately 2,500 inhabitants. It is a popular tourist destination. Ravello was an important town of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, an important trading power in the Mediterranean between 839 and around 1200.
Ravello was a diocesan town from 1086 to 1603; after that the bishop's see was moved to Scala.
The town has served historically as a destination for artists, musicians, and writers, including Richard Wagner, M. C. Escher, Giovanni Boccaccio, Virginia Woolf, Gore Vidal, and Sara Teasdale who mentioned it in her prefatory dedication in Love Songs, one of her many books of poems.
Every year in the summer months, the "Ravello Festival" takes place. It began in 1953 in honour of Richard Wagner.
The small village of Ravello perched high above the Amalfi coast has inherited a noble and rich tradition, nowhere better exemplified than in the historical Villa Cimbrone with its astounding public gardens."