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Ravello House/Mansion/Villa

A one-time bishop's residence that dates from at least the 12th century, the Villa Episcopio (formerly Villa di Sangro) today hosts concerts and exhibitions and has an open-air theater in its splendid gardens—the same gardens where Andre Gide found inspiration for his novel The Immoralist, where Italy's King Vittorio Emanuele III abdicated in favor of his son in 1944, and where Jackie Kennedy enjoyed breaks from her obligations as First Lady during a much-publicized 1962 visit. Wheelchair access is via a new ramp on via San Giovanni del Toro.

House/Mansion/Villa Historical

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Via Boccaccio
Ravello, Campania  84010, Italy

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