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Visitor Information 

The AAST tourist office, Via Roma 18, 84010 Ravello (tel. 089-857096; www.ravellotime.it), is open June to October daily 9am to 7pm; from November to May it closes at 6pm.

You'll find a pharmacy (tel. 089-9840023) on Via Piazza Duomo. The closest hospital is in Salerno. For an ambulance, dial tel. 118. Call the police at tel. 113 or 112. The post office, Via Boccaccio 15, off Piazza Vescovado (tel. 089-8586611), is open Monday to Saturday 8am to 2pm. You'll find Banca Monte Paschi di Siena at Piazza Duomo 6 (tel. 089-857120), and Banca della Campania at Via Roma 15 (tel. 089-857872) -- both with ATMs.

Special Events 

The internationally famous Festival di Ravello (tel. 089-858422; www.ravellofestival.com) focuses on classical music, but it is also an occasion for other events, including jazz, dance, and the visual arts. You need to book seats well in advance as it is very popular, not only for the big names it attracts, but also for the magnificent settings: Performances are held in stunning venues such as Piazza Duomo, Villa Rufolo, and Villa Cimbrone, and in the controversial new auditorium designed by Brasilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. The festival is organized into several series, including the Festival Musicale Wagneriano -- classical music concerts held in July in the garden of Villa Rufolo -- and the unique Concerti dell'Aurora, a group of concerts held at dawn (usually starting at 4am), to welcome the day in music. The festival runs July through September; prices depend on the event, and though some events have free admission, tickets for others can cost anywhere from 15€ to 130€.

Music continues before and after the festival with concerts and events scheduled March through October. You can find information on these other events by contacting Fondazione Ravello (tel. 089-858360; www.fondazioneravello.it), or the Ravello Concert Society (tel. 089-858149; www.ravelloarts.org).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.