Palazzo Suriano - Official Partner of Ravello Festival 2020 - Amalfi Coast
Music and Landscape...Ravello Festival 2020 - Villa Rufolo, Ravello - Amalfi Coast
Concerts, jazz, ballet, exhibition - 30 July 2020 / 13 September 2020



The Ravello Festival is one of the oldest and most renowned festivals in Italy. The Festival as we know it today is the outcome of a number of previous initiatives, and Girolamo Bottiglieri and Paolo Caruso were the chief architects of the annual event that led to Ravello becoming the “City of Music”.

The connection between Villa Rufolo, the delightful venue made impressive and welcoming by the Scottish philanthropist Francis Neville Reid, and Richard Wagner was too alluring to pass up the idea of holding concerts in a place consecrated by the visit of the composer himself.

During the 1930s the San Carlo Orchestra performed Wagner’s music in Ravello. One of these concerts was attended by the Prince and Princess of Piemonte, and to mark their visit the belvedere between Hotel Sasso and Hotel Palumbo was dedicated to the princess. Something of this spirit remained in the air, and twenty years later Paolo Caruso conceived the bold idea of moving the musical performances from the main square straight to the splendid terrace of Villa Rufolo, on a stage built out over the sea.

With the suport of the Provincial Tourist Board, headed by Girolamo Bottiglieri, the idea became reality on the 70th anniversary of Wagner’s death. In the summer of 1953 the first of the “Wagnerian concerts in Klingsor Garden” (as they were styled in the programme) were performed by the San Carlo Orchestra, under the baton of Hermann Scherchen and William Steinberg. For many years Richard Wagner was the Festival’s presiding genius, and his music is still at the core of each year’s programme today.


From Monday July 27th at 10am tickets will be available for all the events of the Ravello Festival 2020.

From Tuesday July 28th you can buy tickets in Ravello at the box office located in Piazza Duomo.

The box office will be open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 12am and two hours before the concert starts.

Tickets can also be purchased on vivaticket circuit.

boxoffice: ph. +39 089 858422