As befits a town known as “la città della musica”, the city of music, Ravello today features a concert hall built by Oscar Niemeyer, the famed Brazilian architect who died in 2012. Constructed in 2011, the glistening white auditorium hosts Ravello’s annual summer music festival, and attracts internationally acclaimed musicians, dance troupes, and performers. The Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium also serves as the town’s art center, offering periodic displays of sculpture and other artistic works. The Auditorium is located on the Via della Repubblica about a hundred meters from the tunnel that leads to the town’s main square, the Piazza Vescovado.
Perched on a hilltop more than 1200 feet (~365 meters) above the Mediterranean and far removed from the crowds that flock to the sea towns of Amalfi and Positano, Ravello is the hidden treasure of the Amalfi Coast. Its villas and vistas have enchanted visitors for centuries. Now it’s your turn to discover Ravello. continue reading