11 Jun 2018

Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy (UNESCO)

Ravello is a small town an a rock 350 meters above the Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy. It was the perfect place for a shelter from barbarian invasions in 5th century. 400 years later it became once again a refuge, this time for several rebelious noble families fleeing the authority of the Doge. In the 11th century Ravello's importance rose due to the production of "Celendra Wool" but then declined again under the Norman rule. This change in fates, however drastic, could never destroy the town's breathtaking beauty and charm. Quite a number of celebrities fell in love with Ravello, like Greta Garbo, Winston Churchill, Richard Wagner and a lot more.
Today it is a major tourist attraction also because of the spectacular view down to the Amalfi coast. In 1997 it was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List as part of the site Costiera Amalfitana.
Thank you so much Giulio Fragonara for this wonderful postcard !!!

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