Ravello, perched high above the Amalfi Coast, is known for its tranquility and serenity and possesses a distinct laid back atmosphere – but this quiet town is not without its entertainment.The Ravello Festival (also called the Wagner Festival) is an open air festival that has been known to attract many musicians and artists. This is the one event that can make the town of Ravello transform from its usual peaceful atmosphere into one that is vibrant and exciting.
Ravello at this time comes to life and is filled with people from all over the world.The festival was originally a way to bolster tourism using the historical visit of Richard Wagner to Ravello. It has developed from its beginnings in 1953 where focus was only on Wagner’s music to today where it has expanded to include many genres of music. The festival now lasts for 2 whole months and includes music from orchestras, chamber groups, dance, art shows and many other exhibitions.
There are many renowned visitors to the festival and the festival offers meetings with musicians and other artists – including cinematographers.The festival usually starts in July and ends mid-september. For more information on the Ravello Festival visit the website www.ravellofestival.com.Related link: Positano Chamber Music Festival
Accommodation in Ravello is obviously very scarce at the time of the festival, so you will need to book early in order to get a room. Some Villas in Ravello are beautiful and very luxurious, so holiday rentals in Ravello are not just music lovers but also for those who want to appreciate the Amalfi Coast in style.