Ravello summer concerts

Old May 29th, 2004, 04:13 AM
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Ravello summer concerts

Has anyone been to a summer concert in Ravello? What was it like? From their web site it sounds like it begins at 9:45 at night? I will be there when David Glass will be in playing. Are there concerts every night? I heard that there was even a concert in the early morning, like 4:45 AM or something? Cost of seats? Grazie
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Old Jun 1st, 2004, 01:29 AM
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I have been to several concerts at Vila Rufolo. The do begin around 9:30 in the summer months because the sun sets so late. They are wonderful, and the outdoor setting looking over the cliffs and the sea is quite spectacular. Not quite as atmospheric if it rains, as you will then be moved indoors, but still a great evening. The website you want is http://www.rcs.amalficoast.it/. There are sometimes sunrise concerts which do start around 4:30 am, check the website.

Tickets are about US$25. I believe the ticket price is the same for all seats. I would ask your hotel concierge to buy tickets now, especially for a popular concert like David Glass may be.

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Old Jun 1st, 2004, 06:07 AM
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Our experiences in Ravello in May, '01:
We visited Ravello three times; the views of both mountains and coast are the
most spectacular on the Amalfi Coast. The best view is from Villa Cimbrone's Terrazza
dell'Infinito, the far end of the Villa from the entrance, an absolutely stunning view.
Villa Rufolo's gardens also offer spectacular views. If you don't want to pay the
entrance fees for the Villas, walk up Via R. Wagner (right next to the
Information Office beside the Duomo) to Via S. Giovanni del Toro/Via
dell'Episcopio (same street, two names one to left, one to right). Go left about
100 meters just past Hotel Palumbo Palazzo Confalone and there is a public
courtyard (Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte) w. a beautiful view of the
countryside and coast. In the early evening, you can also hear the strolling
musicians from the restaurant just below while you enjoy the view.

If you enjoy classical music, the Ravello concerts are a wonderful experience.
Performed in the courtyard of Villa Rufolo at 9:30 p.m., you have time for a
wonderful meal at Cumpa' Cosimo, the sunset, and a unique evening of fine
music in a charming setting, plus a taste of limoncello at intermission!
Reservations for the concert are on a FCFS basis; I booked over the Web about
two weeks in advance, and got front row center seats. The food at C. Cosimo is
great: the home made pasta is fantastic, and the veal in lemon sauce ("gravy"),
is the best I have ever eaten! Reservations are needed.

We had no trouble parking in Ravello; used the public lot just below the Piazza
Duomo each time w. no problem. You can pick up a free map of Ravello at the
Information Office.
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Old Jun 1st, 2004, 09:09 AM
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I checked the web site, but the schedule does not list any concerts in August. Do you know if they have concerts in August?
 
Old Jun 1st, 2004, 10:53 AM
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Try WWW.ravellofestival.com
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Hi aneckc

try this, It's THE link!
Enjoy, we did!!

http://www.ravelloarts.org/
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Old Jun 1st, 2004, 04:31 PM
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Thanks walkamalfi. It appears that there is a concert while we are staying in Positano in August. I can't read italian, though, so I think I will check with my hotel about booking tickets.
 
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