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RavelloItaly

Flower-filled gardens of exotic plants and an international arts festival make this hilltop village one of the most popular destinations on the Amalfi Coast.

Perched high up in the hills above Amalfi is Ravello, an attractive village of elegant gardens with views across the landscape and sea.

Get your bearings and ramble through Ravello’s quiet cobblestone streets. Linger over a drink in one of the cafes surrounding Piazza Duomo, the main square.

The square’s visual focal point is the cathedral of San Pantaleone. It was founded in 1086 and dedicated to the patron saint of Ravello. Before venturing inside the church, pause by the large bronze door that was created in 1179. There are 54 embossed panels with depictions of Christ and a handful of saints. The cathedral’s interior features a marble pulpit, renaissance paintings and a small vessel that’s believed to contain the saint’s blood. Go down into the crypt to see the Museo del Duomo that displays religious artifacts and sculptures. The museum attracts a small admission charge.

Ravello’s main attractions are the gardens at Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo. Both feature exotic and Mediterranean flowers and stunning views of the Bay of Salerno. Amble along their terraces and under pergolas and delight in the thousands of flowers.

Ravello is flanked by the Scala Mountains that provide plenty of hiking opportunities. One of the most popular and easiest walks is down the ancient stairway to the village of Minori. The downhill walk takes about an hour at a moderate pace and offers views of the Amalfi Coast and the Bay of Salerno. For details of Ravello hiking itineraries, get in touch with the town’s tourist office via its website.

From June to October Ravello hosts an arts festival featuring music, dance, and visual arts. Catch performances in venues all across town.

Ravello is situated four miles (seven kilometers) from Amalfi and 18 miles (30 kilometers) from Salerno. The village can be accessed by car from the coast road. Most of Ravello’s steep, narrow lanes are suitable for pedestrians only. If you are driving you must leave your car in the parking lot near the cathedral and walk. Alternatively, there is a frequent SITA bus service from Amalfi to Ravello.

Top Hotels in Ravello

Ravello Art Hotel Marmorata
Ravello Art Hotel Marmorata
4 out of 5
Via Bizantina, 3, Località Marmorata, Ravello, SA

Nestled on the beach, this Ravello hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Villa Rufolo, Amalfi Beach and Amalfi Cathedral. Emerald Grotto and Pompeii Archaeological ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (327 reviews)

"Clean and wonderful food. Staff were friendly and attentive"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 28, 2019

Ravello Art Hotel Marmorata
Hotel Graal
Hotel Graal
4 out of 5
Via Della Repubblica n 8, Ravello, SA

Located in the heart of Ravello, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Villa Rufolo. Amalfi Beach and Atrani Beach are also within 2 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (434 reviews)

"Charming hotel with great price/quality balance at a great location in Ravello with the most amazing view possible. Nice and professional staff who took precautions around COVID-19 to another level. Very expansive and delicious breakfast buffet."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 9, 2020

Hotel Graal
Belmond Hotel Caruso
Belmond Hotel Caruso
5 out of 5
Piazza San Giovanni Del Toro 2, Ravello

Situated near the beach, this luxury property is within 2 mi (3 km) of Villa Rufolo, Atrani Beach and Amalfi Beach. Maiori Beach and Pompeii Forum are also within ...

5/5Exceptional! (33 reviews)

"Wonderful hotel, great location. Staff on reception are excellent. Would love to return soon."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 4, 2020

Belmond Hotel Caruso
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Ravello

La Dolce Vita Ravello
La Dolce Vita Ravello
Via Crocelle 23/25, Ravello, SA
The price is CA $212 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9

Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium, Villa Rufolo and Ravello Cathedral.

4.8/5Exceptional! (86 reviews)

"Fantastic property with gorgeous Amalfi coast view. My room was a spacious studio, with kitchen and balcony. The town is a few minutes walk. The WiFi is good and a continental breakfast is provided. I parked in the garage a few feet from the property. You can’t access the property without using stairs. ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 25, 2019

La Dolce Vita Ravello
Villa Casale
Villa Casale
Via Orso Papice, Ravello, Campania

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is steps away from Sorrento Peninsula and Villa Rufolo. Amalfi Beach and Atrani Beach are also within 2 miles ...

4.3/5Excellent! (33 reviews)

"Great view of the Amalfi coast, the apartment is well stock of kitchen hardware and clean. No signs of where the Villa is located. We arrived early and could not find the villa. Had to ask locals to direct us. WiFi signals is sooo weak. I had to go outside to the garden to get a good signal even ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2019

Villa Casale
Residence Le Villette
Residence Le Villette

Situated near the beach, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Villa Rufolo. Amalfi Beach and Atrani Beach are also within 2 miles ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)

"The owners were helpful, kind and always accommodating"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 8, 2019

Residence Le Villette
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Ravello

Villa Rufolo
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Villa Rufolo

4.5/5(38 reviews)

Visit the beautiful terraced gardens that hang over the sea and once inspired the German composer Richard Wagner at this 13th century villa.

Church of San Francesco
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Church of San Francesco

3/5(1 review)

Revel in this baroque church’s many attractions, including religious relics and artwork, a museum, cloisters and concerts.

Top things to do in Ravello

Pompeii Amalfi and Positano Private Tour
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Pompeii Amalfi and Positano Private Tour

CA $116
Per adult
Capri Private Boat Cruise from Ravello with Hotel Pickup
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Capri Private Boat Cruise from Ravello with Hotel Pickup

CA $1,459
Per adult
Amalfi Coast Boat Excursion from Ravello with Hotel Pickup
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Amalfi Coast Boat Excursion from Ravello with Hotel Pickup

CA $1,395
Per adult
Private Tour of Positano and Amalfi Coast with Driver
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Private Tour of Positano and Amalfi Coast with Driver

CA $1,707
Per adult
Transfer Naples to Ravello
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Transfer Naples to Ravello

CA $248
Per adult
Private transfer Ravello to Naples
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Private transfer Ravello to Naples

CA $275
Per adult

Reviews of Ravello

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5/5 - Excellent

Emmy

Nov 1, 2019

Walk down a path to Minori and spend a couple of hours on the beach and going for a swim, then walk along the road to Maiori to another beach. From there take a ferry ride to Amalfi and from there a public bus back to Ravello.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 29, 2019

We loved Ravello. It is in a more quieter and peaceful part of amalfi, if you don’t like the busy crowds, and the views here are honestly more beautiful!

Cities near Ravello

Amalfi showing a city, outdoor eating and night scenes

Amalfi

Maiori showing general coastal views, a coastal town and boating

Maiori

Amalfi Coast which includes rugged coastline and a coastal town

Minori

Amalfi Coast

Atrani