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Ciao!

On Wednesday we had our very last excursion here in Italia, and it didn’t rain! We visited two hotels and toured the town of Ravello on the Amalfi coast. After touring a majestic resort outside if positiano we headed back on the bus and went to another small town also in the coast but nestled higher in the mountains. Ravello is known amongst musicians as home to the infamous Wagner. In his honor, along with other great musicians of the area, Ravello hosts a three month long music festival during the summer months. Due to its proximity to Amalfi, Ravello was a rich porting city along with Genoa, Pisa, and Venice. Many royal families lived in Amalfi but those rebels that didn’t get along escaped to Ravello, hence the name loosely translating to rebels. While in Ravello we toured the beautiful villa cimbrone which is now a hotel and gardens with a spectacular view of the water. Ravello is not only a great town to escape to for the weekend but great for travelers looking for that musical getaway. Although it has is fair share of tourists in the summer Ravello has stayed true to its roots as a picturesque summer town on the water. I hope you all get a chance to visit Ravello one day as it is simply ravishing! Until next time….Ciao, caio!

Martha Walch