Ravello is an ancient mountaintop village located above Italy's Amalfi Coast. Ravello dates to the 12th century, and its architectural doors frame this handsome image of the town's famous Villa Rufolo. This charming poster was created by ENIT, the Italian national tourism board.
Villa Rufolo was built by a successful merchant family in the 1200s. Its architecture is medieval in style and combines both Greek, Arab, and Moorish influences from its close proximity to important sea trading routes along the Mediterranean Sea. The Villa was first mentioned in Bocaccio's Decameron in 1353. The once sleepy medieval village of Ravello became a haven for artists, musicians, and poets in the late 1800s, when Grand Tours became popular. Robert Wagner wrote his Parsifal opera while staying at Villa Rufolo, and other notable visitors include Virginia Woolf, D.H. Lawrence, Winston Churchill, and Greta Garbo. It remains a popular destination for celebrities looking to enjoy the pleasures of the Amalfi Coast in a more private way.
ENIT, The Italian National Tourist Board, was founded in 1919 with the objective of attracting visitors to Italy from around the globe. In this case, ENIT was likely promoting travel to the outer countryside to locals that lived in Florence.
This poster was created by Publio Morbiducci (1889-1963), an artist most known for his sculptural works. He created designs for Italian currency, as well as the 1936 Olympics.
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