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Villa Cimbrone – Ravello
Villa Cimbrone is a historic building in Ravello, on the Amalfi coast of southern Italy, dating from at least the 11th century AD, although little of the original structure is now visible. The building was much altered and extended, using a motley collection of salvaged architectural elements from other parts of Italy and elsewhere, by Ernest William Beckett (later Lord Grimthorpe), an English politician, in the early twentieth century.
The alterations were of such an extent that the building is now more pastiche than original structure. The gardens were redeveloped at the same time and are open to the public. Villa Cimbrone stands on a rocky outcrop known as “Cimbronium”, and it is from this landscape feature that the villa takes its name.
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