Ravello (step 3)

was founded in the 6th century A.d. by Roman colonies who arrived on the shores of the coast searching for high ground from where the could defend themselves against the aggression of their attackers, the invading Unni, Goti, Visigoti and Longobardi people. These new inhabitants of Ravello recognised the fundamental need to trade and so sailed ships containing their merchandise (mainly cloth) to the Orient. This proved to be very successful economically for the people of the area, You can see Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, Next to the tunnel which takes us away from the main square, we can see the main tower of the Villa Rufolo, the most important monument of art and antiquity in Ravello. This palace villa was the dwelling place of the noble Rufolo family in the 11th century