Il Flauto di Pan - Ristorante 1 Stella Michelin

”Il Flauto di Pan” has received the 1st Michelin Star in the 2013 guidebook


Tourists and visitors, enraptured by the charms and fascinating qualities of Villa Cimbrone, will not fail to notice that Ravello, with its unique, still unspoilt beauty, has a long, rich and noble past. Its story is told by every corner of this enchanting place and you do not need to know the details of the history to sense its presence: you can feel it in the air.

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The Temple of Bacchus


1-CLOISTER       2-CRYPT       3-AVENUE OF IMMENSITY
4-STATUE OF CERES       5-TERRACE OF INFINITY       6-MERCURY'S SEAT       7-TEMPLE OF BACCHUS       8-EVE'S GROTTO       9-DAVID
10-ROSE TERRACE       11-TEA ROOM       12-HORTENSIA AVENUE

 

Further on, down the steps and along the lane, among the x of cupressus sempervirens and scented lavender bushes, we come to the Temple of Bacchus. Clearly inspired by the classics, supported by eight Doric columns.

On the decorated trabeation we can read the following inscription by Catallus: “Oquid solutes est beatius curis cum mens onus reponit ac peregrine labore fessi venimus larem ad nostrum desiteratosque acquiescimus lecto”(what is finer than, when work is done, with a mind free of every worry and tired from the effort on behalf of others, than when we return to our homes and lie down to rest on the bed we so desired).

In the centre, on a pedestal, there is a fine bronze statue; liberating and propitiatory music and dance, with a Satyr supporting Bacchus with his inevitable bunches of grapes. Highly figurative, the temple was probably conceived by Lord Grimthorpe as the place where his memory could be preserved. His ashes, upon his express wishes, were buried at the foot of the pedestal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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