The Rufolo were one of the wealthiest families and notables of Ravello. Principles merchants, they were known for their undisputed skills in business and they had prestigious roles in the clergy, in the forum in government and in finances. Inevitable destination of international tourism in Ravello is Villa Cimbrone.
Villa Cimbrone owes its name to the hill on which stands, part of a podere called Cimbronium. Villa Cimbrone had in its history many owners, noble families and not just; It seems to have been attached for some time to monastery of Santa Chiara, till to reach its most famous owner, that has given its present appearance and made it "the most beautiful place in the world."
It was towards the end of eight hundred that Lord Ernest William Beckett, later Lord Grimpthorne, arrived at the villa, at the time owned by family Amici and , was fallen in love to point you decide to buy it and make it his home.
The Cathedral of Ravello, a time dedicated to Assunta, and subsequently to S. Panteleone martyr, is a monument of special beauty that stands in the Bishopric square,located at the highest point of the town.
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