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The Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast (Italian: Costiera Amalfitana) is a stretch of coastline on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in the Province of Salerno in Southern Italy. The Amalfi Coast is a popular tourist destination for the region and Italy as a whole, attracting thousands of tourists annually.
In 1997, the Amalfi Coast was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural landscape.

 
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Villa Rufolo, Ravello

Villa Rufolo is a building within the historic center of Ravello that originally belonged to the powerful and wealthy Rufolo family who excelled in commerce. The villa suffered carelessness and degradation until, in 1851, the Scotsman Francis Neville Reid bought it and brought it again to the ancient splendor. The German opera composer Richard Wagner visited the villa in 1880. Here he found the inspiration to compose the second act of the "Parsifal". In commemoration, every year the lower garden of Villa Rufolo hosts a Wagnerian concert.

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Taken: October 17, 2011
Uploaded: March 06, 2012
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