Historical information about Ravello


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Probably founded by the Romans in the century. spintisi among the mountains as a good shelter to escape the destruction of the barbarian Vandals, the earliest records date back to the nineth century on Ravello. when all the centers of the Amalfi coast return to the state. Around Mille was populated by a group of nobles of the Republic of Amalfi, rebelled against the authority of the doge. The town quickly prospered, notably thanks to a thriving wool spinners once called “Celendra.In the eleventh century, Ravello tried to break free from the chains of Amalfi, the village was surrounded by walls and noble families began to build their sumptuous residences, electing its own duke, Ravello in 1086 also became a bishopric.

With the Norman Conquest and their success began to decline in the South of Ravello, which has become part of the kingdom in 1131. In 1137 the Republic of Pisa for three days ravaged Ravello The Ravello nevertheless, clever merchants, had conquered the markets and Arabs, between the twelfth and thirteenth century., the city had about 36,000 inhabitants.During the Sicilian Vespers (1282-1302) the French occupied Ravello, which is redeemed by 135 ounces of gold. Led by Justice John Frezza sided with Ladislas of Durazzo in its struggle for the reconquest of the kingdom and occupied Scala, instead sided with Louis II of Anjou. In the following centuries Ravello began its decline and also reduced its population in the seventeenth century. fever further weakened the city, decimating the population, in 1818 the diocese was suppressed in Ravello and aggregate new archidiocese of Amalfi.Cathedral, founded in 1086 by the first bishop of Ravello Bear Papirius. The bronze door, the work of Paris in Trani, executed in Constantinople in 1179 and “reach their destination by sea”, is divided into 54 boxes representing the Saints, Stories of Passion, lions and griffins. The pulpit is of Bartolomeo da Foggia (1272). It is dedicated to San Pantaleone, preserves the blood.

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