Villa Rufolo is a building within the historic center of Ravello
, a town in the province of Salerno
, and which overlooks the front of the cathedral square. The initial layout dates from the thirteenth century, with extensive remodeling in the nineteenth century.
Originally belonging to the powerful and wealthy Rufolo family who excelled in commerce (a Landolfo Rufolo has been immortalized by Boccaccio in the Decameron), it then passed by inheritance to other owners such as the Confalone and Muscettola.
Around the middle of the nineteenth century it was sold to the Scotsman Francis Neville Reid who took care of a general restoration, resulting in today's layout.
Of particular interest among the rooms of the villa is a large courtyard elevated like a cloister and some rooms forming a small museum.