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.
Author : Robert Walker
Robert Walker, a lawyer, economist, and consultant who has worked in Washington, D.C. for over 30 years, is the author of Discovering Ravello, a short booklet on the history and attractions of Ravello. He and his wife, Chris Apel, first visited Ravello nearly 25 years ago, and have been frequent visitors ever since. His wife is an award winning artist who recently created a website (www.discoveringravello.com) to showcase her paintings of Ravello. He and his wife both lecture on Ravello. They live in Alexandria, Virginia.