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Villa Rufolo & Wine Apicella

Salerno, Italy

Villa Rufolo & Wine Apicella


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Delight in the architectural splendor of hilltop Villa Rufolo as a prelude to an enlightening wine tasting at a family-owned winery in nearby Tramonti. The villa is a monumental complex of buildings that during its heyday in the 13th century was described as having “more rooms than there are days in the year.” Instantly recognized for its iconic tower, the Moorish-influenced villa is absolutely stunning and its countless restorations have only added to its appeal and intrigue. Richard Wagner was so moved by the well area alone that it inspired him to compose the second act of his opera “Parsifal.” The nearby winery Giuseppe Apicella is just as impressive. Following a tour of the cellars, you will relax over a selection of traditional snacks and wines. You may sample a glass of Tramonti Bianco with an intense scent of tropical fruits, a full-bodied Tramonti Rosso or a velvety Passito with fresh notes of pine needles.

• Behold Villa Rufolo, a still stunning residence whose heyday was the 13th century. • View the area of Villa Rufolo that inspired Richard Wagner to compose an act of an opera. • Enjoy a wine tasting with regional snacks at a premier family-owned winery.

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Note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of walking. It is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina.

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Scenic & City Tours
Local Food-Wine Tasting

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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