Palazzo avino ravello отель

Palazzo avino ravello отель

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Palazzo Avino

Palazzo Avino is a stunning five-star deluxe hotel on Italy’s famed Amalfi coast. Built in what was once a 12th century private villa for an Italian noble family and opened as a hotel in 1997, Palazzo Avino has been landed as one of the world’s finest hotels and boasts one-star Michelin dining. Tucked away in the medieval hilltop village of Ravello, perched high on the cliffs, 350 m (1,000 ft) above the sparkling Mediterranean, Palazzo Avino overlooks some of the coast’s most picturesque fishing villages.

  • 33 rooms and 10 suites
  • 20 metre, outdoor, heated pool
  • Staff to guest ratio of 2 employees per room
  • Rossellinis, 1 Michelin star restaurant
  • Caffé dell’Arte
  • Terrazza Belvedere
  • Lobster & Martini Bar
  • Spa/Beauty center
  • Sun deck with infinity hydropool
  • 24 hour Room Service
  • Limousine & Helicopter Service
  • Beach Club Club House by the Sea, 15 minute drive from Ravello

Palazzo Avino will re-open 6th April 2023.


Originally built in the 12th Century, Palazzo Avino, like many other buildings along San Giovanni del Toro, was part of the aristocratic quarter of Ravello during the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Some original rooms remain, such as the entrance hall and a small bathroom used as a cellar in the restaurant.

The Past

The building owes its name to the prosperous Sasso family from Scala, who were descendants of San Romoaldo, founder of the Cistercian order, and San Dominico Sasso, the successor to Saint Domenico who created the Dominican order. The Sasso family settled in Ravello in about 1710 when Domenico Diego purchased the remains of the Palazzo Sasso from the noble Bonito family and subsequently restored it. In 1756, his son, Andrea, built the chapel, dedicated to Maria Maddalena Penitente, which is now the lobby of the hotel. Andrea died in 1758 without an heir.

The Palazzo was then abandoned until the beginning of the 19th century when it was purchased by the wealthy industrial Camera family. In the mid-19th century, the first foreign visitors began to arrive, such as Francis Nevile Reid in 1851 and Richard Wagner. When James Becket bought and rebuilt Villa Cimbrone in 1904, Ravello attracted many prominent people, including Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Maynard Keynes, D.H. Lawrence and Andre Gide. The potential for tourism was not lost on the Camera family who, following the example of other local families, converted the Palazzo into a hotel.

In 1928 the Vuilleumier family assumed the management of the hotel. During the next half-century, Palazzo Sasso was known as Hotel Palumbo and its guests included Kings, Queens, aristocrats, poets and writers. On the declaration of war against France (in 1939), the French-born Duchess Anna of Aosta (wife of the Viceroy of Ethiopia) was applauded by the people of Ravello when she appeared on a terrace above the Principessa di Piemonte Gardens. The beauty of Palazzo Sasso has inspired many 20th century personalities; the playwright Eduardo de Filippo who wrote ‘Saturday, Sunday, Monday’ on one of its terraces and General Eisenhower was a resident when he was planning the attack on Monte Cassino. Former celebrity guests Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini were fondly remembered as having giggled over dinner in the restaurant.

This era was sadly interrupted in 1978, when the Vuilleumier family gave up the Palazzo in favour of the Palazzo Confalone. The Palazzo was closed and 19 years of abandonment followed.

The Present

Fully restored, it re-opened as Palazzo Sasso in July 1997 to continue its historic adventure. In 2013, Palazzo Sasso was renamed Palazzo Avino, finally bearing the name of its founding family. The name change – the building of Palazzo Sasso and its transformation into Palazzo Avino, has every making of an Italian love story. There is passion, beauty and a dream. All played out along Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast.

“I love the Palazzo,” Managing Director Mariella Avino says. “I love the location. I love the views. I love every single element. I love it because I grew up here. I know its past (my father’s commitment and effort to create the property), I know its fantastic present, and I’m excited to write its future with my sisters with all our passion, our heart and love.”


Via San Giovanni del Toro 28

Naples Train Station 55 Km

Salerno Train Station 25 Km

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Suites and Rooms

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Belvedere Suite — Sea view and terrace

The Suite is part of the special Capsule Collection in the themes of Coral, Aquamarine, Sand.

Private Suite located in the gardens of the hotel with a large living area and a master bedroom, separate wardrobe, large terrace overlooking the Sea. On the terrace there is a relaxing area with an amazing view over the Amalfi Coast with a private hydro-pool and a large dining area.

Size: 80 square meters (860 sq. ft.) + terrace of 40 square meters (430 sq. ft.).

Infinito Suite — Sea view and terrace

This suite is under renovation this year! Will be released by beginning of 2023.

Size: 100 square meters (1076 sq. ft.) + terrace of 50 square meters (538 sq. ft.).

Orizzonte Suite — Sea view and balcony

Grand Suite features a generous collection of exquisite antiques. It is the former library of the hotel, with a comfortable large living area including a 16 th century dormouse and an antique fireplace. This suite has frontal and partial views with four full balconies overlooking the Sea, one suitable for al fresco dining.

Size: 80 square meters (860 sq. ft.) + balcony of 6 square meters (65 sq. ft.).

Coral Deluxe suite — Sea view and terrace

The Suite is part of the special Capsule Collection in the themes of Coral, Aquamarine, Sand.

Suite with a large living area and a master bedroom. The highlight of the Suite is a large terrace overlooking the Sea. On the terrace there is a relaxing area with amazing view over the Amalfi Coast

King bed, bathroom with bath and a walk-in shower.

Size: 50 square meters (538 sq. ft.) + large terrace.

Deluxe Suite — Sea view and terrace

King or Twin, large bathroom with Jacuzzi bath or Jacuzzi shower, living area (open space) and spacious terrace overlooking the Sea.

Size: 50 square meters (538 sq. ft.) + large terrace.

Immenso Suite — Sea view

King or twin bed, large bathroom with Jacuzzi combo bath and shower, sitting area, three beautiful balconies overlooking the Sea.

Size: 40 square meters (430 sq. ft.).

Superior Junior Suite — Sea view

King or twin bed, large bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and walk-in shower, overlooking the Sea.

Size: 45 square meters (484 sq. Ft.).

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Deluxe — Sea view room and French Balcony

King or twin bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi bath or shower, with large arch window overlooking the Sea with French balcony

Size: 20 square meters (215 sq. ft.).

Deluxe — Sea view and balcony

King or twin bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi Bath and walk-in shower, private balcony overlooking the Sea and sitting area.

Size: 35 square meters (370 sq. ft.).

Acquamarine Deluxe — Sea view

The Room is part of the special Capsule Collection in the themes of coral, aquamarine, sand.

King bed, bathroom with walking shower, with large arch window overlooking the Sea with French balcony

Size: 20 square meters (215 sq. ft.).

Queen with balcony — Partial sea view room

King or twin bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi bath or shower, partial Sea view and balcony.

Size: 16 square meters (185 sq. ft.).

Acquamarine Junior — Mountain side

The Room is part of the special Capsule Collection in the themes of coral, aquamarine, sand.

King bed, bathroom with combo bath and shower, facing the mountain or the charming pedestrian street.

Size: 28 square meters (302 sq. ft.).

Queen — Partial sea view

King or twin bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi bath or shower, partial Sea view.

Size: 16 square meters (185 sq. ft.).

Sand King with balcony — Mountain Side

The Room is part of the special Capsule Collection in the themes of coral, aquamarine, sand.

King bed, bathroom with walking shower, balcony facing the mountain and the charming pedestrian street.

Size: 16 square meters (185 sq. ft.).

Superior — Mountain Side

King or twin bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi combo bath and shower, facing the mountain or the charming pedestrian street.

Size: 28 square meters (302 sq. ft.).

King — Mountain Side

King or twin bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi bath or Jacuzzi shower, facing the mountain or the charming pedestrian street.

Size: 16 square meters (185 sq. ft.).

Internal — No view

King or twin bed, bathroom with Jacuzzi combo bath and shower; high window providing natural light, however no external view.

Size: 20 square meters (215 sq. ft.)


Dining at Palazzo Avino is truly a unique experience. You can enjoy a candlelit dinner served in our acclaimed Rossellinis restaurant or a delicious casual meal at Terrazza Belvedere.
New additions for the Rossellini’s are the Chef’s Table and the Sommelier’s Table.

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Rossellinis Restaurant

The Restaurant has just been awarded with very high ratings in all major Italian guides. These accolades mirror the endless passion our team has for offering the best culinary experience possible.

The restaurant is closed from November to March. During the season, Rossellinis is open for dinner only. For an unforgettable authentic, and creative Italian meal, look no further! Guests can choose from myriad delectable dishes ‘a-la-carte’ or set tasting menus. Rossellinis features hand-picked regional wines that can be carefully paired with each serving.

Chef’s Table

Sitting only four diners, the Chef’s Table at Palazzo Avino’s Rossellini’s is one the most exclusive and exciting dining experiences on the Amalfi Coast. Awarding complete privacy from the rest of the restaurant, a special menu has been created based on an ancient Neapolitan game, La Tombola. Like bingo, numbers correspond to each dish taking diners on their own unique culinary journey fusing local seasonal ingredients with creative contemporary cooking techniques.

The ceramic culinary game and dishes have been specially created by a local ceramic artist, Lucio Liguori, in nearby Raito. Using ancient techniques dating back centuries, the artist has designed beautiful emerald green ceramics exclusively made for Palazzo Avino’s chef’s table. A treat for the eyes, dishes are exquisitely presented as diners play the culinary game and are served a tasting menu of 5-7 different regional plates which are hand-picked with regional wines that are paired with each serving.

One of the most notable restaurants in the area, Rosselini’s has become internationally renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine. At the chef’s table, diners are offered an exclusive invite into the theatre of the kitchen and insight into one of the best culinary teams in the state of Campania.

Sommelier’s Table

The Sommelier’s Table is for wine and cheese lovers. Candelit dinner for two is magical in this unique cave admiring the specially designed “Wine Library”.

Caffé dell’Arte

Enjoy the views from the Caffé dell’Arte while trying one of our specialty cocktails that include unique choices of rare liqueurs, rum and brandies. Caffé dell’Arte offers a relaxed atmosphere where guests can enjoy a digestive or aperitif along side a delicious snack. The soothing sounds of our pianist pave the way for lazy evenings where one can unwind and watch the blue of the sea and sky blend together.

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Terrazza Belvedere

Terrazza Belvedere serves an array of appetizing small bites and fresh pasta dishes. With a terrace perched over the property that offers magnificent views of the coastline, this is a casual dining favorite amongst guests. A special addition to the Terrazza Belvedere is the Lobster & Martini Bar opened from 6 pm.

Lobster & Martini Bar

The Lobster & Martini Bar opens at 6 pm. Clients can enjoy the freshest local lobster paired with refreshing Champagne or Prosecco amidst a backdrop of the awe-inspiring Mediterranean Sea. Alternatively, guests can enjoy their choice of 100 different Martinis uniquely crafted by the hotel’s in-house Martini mixologist! Martinis range from traditional to exotic using ingredients such as seasonal fruits and herbs. The combination of watching the sunset while enjoying a digestive and viewing the sky, mountains and sea is heavenly!


Palazzo Avino is a magical place, where you can find peace and quiet

Effegilab is leader in the creation of clean cosmeceutical free from dyes, traditional preservatives, petrolatum, and especially with no SLE. The main goal is the development of formulas with an organic cosmetic matrix with no pollutants and health friendly.
EffegiLab’s laboratories are fitted with high quality equipment and methods the use of active substances obtained through forefront extraction techniques: supercritical fluids, ultrasound, freeze-drying and other methods that avoid the use of heat and additives.
In collaboration with Palazzo A vino and based on three products from the Campania Region, Effegilab created an exclusive line of Cosmetic Food based on:
Lemon from Sorrento, with balancing properties, with brightening and detoxing formula;
Special Avino Aroma, enriched in vitamins, with hydrating and soothing formula; Annurca Apple, with antioxidant, hydrating and refining formula.

Our full service SPA is located next to the swimming pool in the gardens of Palazzo Avino and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Our SPA facilities include:

  • Hydro pool
  • Sauna
  • Turkish steam bath
  • Massage and treatment cabins


The gym is located in the gardens under white gazebos and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. A variety of technogym equipment is available to all our guests.


A 20 meter outdoor heated swimming pool is situated in the gardens of Palazzo Avino with an amazing view of the sea and the mountains.


On the roof top of Palazzo Avino, with a breathtaking view of the Amalfi Coast, we offer a solarium with an infinity hydropool. This rooftop oasis is a favourite venue to watch sunset and enjoy a glass of Prosecco.

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Clubhouse by the Sea

Palazzo Avino’s Clubhouse by the Sea is located in the small town of Marmorata, just a 15 minute drive from Ravello. There is complimentary access to the beach platforms for all hotel guests (based on availability) along a small swimming pool, the casual Clubhouse Restaurant, changing rooms and relaxing living rooms. A complimentary shuttle service to and from the hotel is available starting from 9.30 am. The Clubhouse by the Sea opens from May 1st to October.


Palazzo Avino offers a meeting room with natural light. Special parties or events can also be arranged in one of our terraces or in the private restaurant.


We are pleased to arrange anything you might require such as limousine and helicopter service, boat trips, excursions, restaurant reservations, cooking classes, concert tickets and any other requirements.



Situated on the cliff-top of the Amalfi Coast, Ravello is a very important historical and cultural center. Among the various places of outstanding interest are: Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. Famous classical music concerts are held on a stage perched over the sea from July through October. For more information and the calendar of concert and other festival events, visit the following websites:

Amalfi e Positano

Amalfi is a picturesque coastal town with a sunny climate and exceptional natural beauty. In the 12th century, Amalfi was one of the four great Italian maritime republics. Positano is regarded as the jewel of the Amalfi coast. It’s a very coastal resort, It’s notable for its picturesque, precipitous townscape, built on steep mountain terraces and, in places, almost literally clinging to the rocks. It affords unparalleled views out porto the islands of Li Galli, which were famously inhabited by the legendary Sirens, and beyond to the Isle of Capri.


The romantic Isle of Capri was once the unlikely centre of the ‘civilised’ world when Tiberius ruled the Roman Empire from his 12 palaces built on its towering heights looking over the sea towards the old Port of Naples. The sublime beauty of the seascapes; its fabled ‘Blue Grotto’ and rocky shore of coves & beaches; its tangible atmosphere of 3,000 years of history & cosmopolitan cultures, and the traditional warm hospitality of the islanders have combined to draw an endless stream of visitors. There is hardly a writer or artist of note over the last 200 years who has not been enchanted by the unique allure of Capri. Today, its ‘capital’ town, hardly more than a village, is somewhat like a stage set for an 18th century operetta – a painted pastiche of small, lively squares; boutique shops & pastel or white-washed houses, and a warren of mysterious Moorish alleyways no wider than a donkey cart loaded with the rough coral building blocks that over the centuries have fashioned a townscape of extraordinary artistry.

Pompeii and Ercolanum

This is the world famous Campanian town of imperial Roman times that was buried by a sudden, catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius on the 24th of August 79 AD. It has been extensively excavated over the last two centuries so that much of the original town has now been exposed. The most fascinating aspect of Pompeii is that it offers a walk back into time, back 2000 years, recreating the daily life of ordinary Romans. Visitors can stroll along the lava-paved roads past rows of shops and private houses, public baths, market squares and temples. Pompeii is indisputably one of the world’s most mesmerizing architectural and cultural treasures. Just at a few kilometres from Pompeii is the town of Ercolanu (Herculaneum), also buried in the volcanic cataclysm of 79 AD. It’s smaller than Pompeii, but in some ways is better preserved and can be more easily taken in on a day visit. Driving time from Ravello: approximately 1 hour.


This is an original landing ground and settlement of the ancient Greeks, founded around 600 BC Its name derives from Poseidon – God of the Sea, to whom the town was dedicated. Paestum is set in a vast and varied landscape and offers an almost mystic or spiritual experience to visitors taking time to sit and meditate in a quiet corner of a temple to the Greek immortals, one of the most historic monuments in Southern Italy. In the vicinity is the town of Velia and the provincial capital of Salerno, with a medieval cathedral, dating back to 1085, renowned for its great bronze door from Constantinople and a 12th century carved pulpit. Driving time from Ravello: approximately 2 hours.


The city is known as ‘The Versailles of Naples’ and is home to the Royal Palace built by the Bourbon-French Emperor, Charles III. The palace is one of the biggest neo-Classical buildings in Europe and its park setting is both immense and fascinating. Driving time from Ravello: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.


Naples is the capital city of the region of Campania. It has been invaded and occupied over the centuries by a succession of alien nations and cultures, including the French, Germans and Turks. But it was more the Spanish than the rest who have had the most significant influence on the City’s architecture, language, customs and way of life. Naples has one of the most important archeological collections in the world housed in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, a great treasure trove of ancient artefacts from Pompeii, Ercolano and other historical sites. The modern city itself is full of great churches and other impressive buildings, notably the Gesu’ Nuovo Cathedral, the Royal Palace in Piazza Plebiscito, and the Capodimonte Gallery with its paintings by Renaissance masters such as Titian, Raphael and Van Dyke. Driving time approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Boat Trips

Enjoy a memorable day at sea with a private yacht charter! Qualified crew members will suggest the most enticing points so that you can enjoy an unforgettable swim followed by time spent soaking in the surrounding beauty while sipping your favourite drink. Navigate the crystalline waters of the Mediterranean and discover hidden grottos (Emerald, White, Green & Blue), picturesque villages (Furore Fijord, Conca dei Marini, Praiano, Positano) and wonderful islands (Li Galli, Capri). Various options for full day excursions with a private speed boat and skipper are available.


Limousine and Helicopter service is available for airport transfers and excursions. Our Concierge will be pleased to assist you in making all arrangements. Minivan or minibus are also available on request.


If you need more information our Concierge will be happy to assist you.


The Music Festival finds its starting point in Wagner’s visit to Ravello in 1880 and in the enthusiasm of the Maestro at the view of the Villa Rufolo gardens, from which he drew the inspiration for the scene paintings of the second act of Parsifal. In fact he wrote in Villa Rufolo guest book “At last I found Klingsor’s enchanted garden”.

The concerts at Villa Rufolo are from March to October. The highlight of the season is generally during the first week of July with the Wagner Festival.

During the festival world famous artists come to perform such as Zubin Metha, Lorin Maasel and Placido Domingo (Placido Domingo was the first guest Palazzo Avino had for the reopening in July 1997). Although on the link of the official site for the Ravello Concert Society you will find a calendar of events, the famous performers of the Festival are generally announced very close to the concert dates so you may only find minor performances online. The information for the July Festival should be available during March/April. The most unforgettable concerts are the ones at the crack of dawn with the sun rising behind the orchestra! The picture says it all.

Classical orchestras and modern musicians concerts from April through October.

For more information and the calendar of events, visit the following websites:

Art in Ravello

Since 1953 this small town host each summer the Ravello Festival which have lured the world’s most talented musicians to the self-described “City of Music” Over the year Ravello hosted musicians and orchestra’s directors from all around the world.

Wagner found in Villa Rufolo both the inspiration for the scenery of Parsifal’s second act and the ideas to improve the whole musical structure of his last masterpiece. Verdi stayed in Villa Rufolo as well, Grieg, during his staying at Hotel Toro, drew his inspiration from the woods and the caves of Ravello for some descriptions of his Peer Gynt; great musicians and conductors – like Bruno Walter, Arturo Toscanini, Enrico Caruso, Bernstein, Kempff and Rostropovitch – stayed and worked here. Ravello has also had the opportunity to host artists such as the brilliant Spanish painter Mirò, the Dutch designer Escher, and, at the beginning of the XIX century, the English Turner painter of admirable views, and Ruskin, writer and art critic. For last Gore Vidal, American writer and public intellectual, was captured by the enchantment of Ravello and in 1972 bought a cliffside mansion “La Rondinaia” and spent there 25 years.

Furthermore the Amalfi Coast included in the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997: “The Amalfi coast is an area of great physical beauty and natural diversity. It has been intensively settled by human communities since the early Middle Ages. There are a number of towns such as Amalfi and Ravello with architectural and artistic works of great significance. The rural areas show the versatility of the inhabitants in adapting their use of the land to the diverse nature of the terrain, which ranges from terraced vineyards and orchards on the lower slopes to wide upland pastures”. “The Committee decided to inscribe this site, considering that the Costiera Amalfitana is an outstanding example of a Mediterranean landscape, with exceptional cultural and natural scenic values resulting from its dramatic topography and historical evolution.”

As a family, we are very keen to make the Pink Palace of the Amalfi Coast a special location where art, sound, music and beauty can find their blend and substance in various forms year over year.

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Ode to Ravello

ODE TO RAVELLO is a project promoted by Palazzo Avino that aims to create a dialogue between contemporary art and music. In the first edition of ODE TO RAVELLO, in 2019, the American composer and artist Charlemagne Palestine, presented “””Strummingsssss per i Misteriiiii dell’Infinito”””, a sound work for the piano he has conceived for the thousand year-old church of San Giovanni del Toro in Ravello.

Charlemagne Palestine has been the first artist invited to take part in ODE TO RAVELLO, selected by a Committee made up of Fabio Agovino, collector; Mariella Avino, Managing Director of Palazzo Avino; Cloe Perrone, curator; Laura Valente, president of the Fondazione Donnaregina and of the Madre Museum in Naples, and Andrea Viliani, artistic director of the Madre Museum in Naples.

The history of Ravello is marked by many artists who have fallen in love with it, from Boccaccio to Leonard Bernstein: from Giuseppe Verdi to Edvard Grieg, Arturo Toscanini to Leopold Stokowski; Theodor Adorno, Robert Capa, Truman Capote, E. M. Forster, André Gide, Joan Mirò, Guido Piovene, Paul Valery, Gore Vidal and Tennessee Williams, but also contemporary artists such as Mimmo Paladino, Francesco Clemente and Sandro Chia, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Giulio Paolini, or Tony Cragg.

And Richard Wagner that in the 19 th century theorized the revolution of the theatre as a total work of art, and who would appreciate that in the village perched high above the Amalfi coast – which impressed him so much that he exclaimed: “The enchanted garden of Klingsor has been found!” (in the visitors’ book of Villa Rufolo, 26 th May 1880) – an idea of contemporary trends which very much resembles the man who is at the centre of his artistic narration that is still practised today: a man who is investigated in his totality of mind, feelings and sensory nature, responding to a “theatre” which has to use all the forms of expression. The exact term that Wagner uses in The Artwork of the Future (1849) is Gesamtkunstwerk, i.e. “unitary work of art”, a technique of composition that has also been applied for over 40 years by the maestro Charlemagne Palestine.

According to Wagner’s theory of the total work of art, all forms of expression (poetry, music and dance but also architecture, painting and the figurative arts) are positioned in a relationship of comparisons and exchanges (which also recall the other concept dear to Wagner of “organicity”), the only ones that are capable of expressing the most intimate essence of a man in dialogue with his time.

Charlemagne Palestine has created installations, works and performances since the 1970s, becoming recognized as one of the greatest precursors of the 20 th century, and one of the greatest contemporary artists. His works dialogue in general with holy places and cultural architectures, to increase and intensify their “magical mysteries and sacredness.”

The prestigious venues that have hosted works by the artist include, to mention only a few: Cathedral Sé, Lisbon, Portugal; Church of Saint-Eustache, Paris, France; Santa Maria in Chiesa Rossa, Milan, Italy; Cathedral of Saint-Pierre, Geneva, Switzerland; Cathedral Saints-Michel-et-Gudule, Brussels, Belgium; Basilica of San Martino Maggiore, Bologna, Italy; the Pyramid of the Louvre, Paris, France; Villa Medicea, Artimino, Italy and Villa Borghese, Rome, Italy.

The opera-performance by Charlemagne Palestine at the church of San Giovanni del Toro in Ravello has been filmed by a troupe.

Charlemagne Palestine was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1947. He is a “Gesamtkunstler”, an artist of sound, a composer, an artist, a filmmaker and an installation artist. … As a composer-performer, he originally qualified to be a cantor and then a carillonneur; he has always performed his works as a soloist. Electronic sonorous continuums were his first pieces; then he discovered the Bösendorfer Imperial Piano of Vienna and started to transform pianos into electronic acoustic synthesizers of sound using a special technique called Strummminggggsss where each string of the instrument has a voice of its own and the rapid alternation of notes, accords and registers merge to become a physical spectrum of echoing sonorities which interact in the space with sacred architectures and magical atmospheres to carry listeners away on a flying carpet.


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