THE GRAND TOUR AND OUR MEMORIES
Thanks to their wonderful location, which turns them into a natural balcony overlooking the sea and the hills, the Fountain, the Square and the old "La Moresca" house are among the most celebrated images of the Grand Tour, a traditional route and rite of passage for European elites from the 17th to the 19th century.
The great number of paintings, drawings and photographs taken along the Tour made it part of the collective memory and the Square of the Moorish Fountain has always been a favourite source of inspiration for painters and photographers from all over the world, thanks to the picturesque quality of the scene and its special panoramic location.
Late 19th century original prints and photographs depicting Ravello and its magical places are on show in the Hotel:
take your mind on a journey by enjoying drawings by Augustine Fitzgerald (1904), Maurice Greiffenhagen(1908), Gennaro Favai (1925), Joseph-Felix Bouchor(1928), Francesco Galante (1929), Kingsbury Alison Mason (1930) and Maurits Cornelis Escher (1931), late 19th century photographs by Giacomo Brogi, Gustave Eugène Chauffourier and the Neue Photographische Gesellschaftand ceramics by Giuseppe Capogrossi.