The 10 Best Things to Do in Ravello, Italy

February 6, 2018 Mikaela Didonna

Three miles of twisty mountain roads up from Amalfi, the gorgeous resort of Ravello has been attracting celebrities for centuries, including Richard Wagner, Greta Garbo, Gore Vidal and D.H. Lawrence, who wrote Lady Chatterley’s Lover here. Ravello’s Duomo (Cathedral) and Villa Cimbrone (both 11th century) and Villa Rufolo (13th century) are all magnificent sights. The annual summer Ravello Festival began as a salute to Wagner’s music, but now showcases a wide range of music and arts.
Restaurants in Ravello

1. Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela

Via Dei Rufolo 16, 84010, Ravello, Italy +39 089 857303
Excellent
88%
Good
8%
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1%
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0%
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3%
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5 based on 160 reviews

Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela

Reviewed By Judy D

Delighted with our purchase of plates from Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela during a trip to Ravello last month. Their range is fantastic and was the best that we saw during our time staying on the Amalfi Coast. Customer service was very helpful , including an email advising when our purchase had been shipped and when to expect Delivery. Couldn't believe they arrived 2 days later in Melbourne, Australia . Arrived in perfect condition, very well packed with lots of polystyrene.

2. Sentiero dei Limoni

Via Pedamentina, Maiori, Italy
Excellent
64%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
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0%
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

Sentiero dei Limoni

Reviewed By andwendads - Exmouth

If you are fit enough you really should do this walk. It wasnt easy in the baking August sun even setting off from Maiori but once up the main steps it gets easier and the views are stunning. Great way to vist Minori and sample Limoncello in the factorys as you get in to the town.
One tip though is put as much anti mosquito stuff on you. I put a bit on but forgot this is like a forest type walk and I was ultimately quite badly bitten. My onw fault so just be aware.

3. Basilica di Santa Trofimena

Via Nazionale 39, 84010 Minori, Italy +39 089 854 1503
Excellent
56%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
4%
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4.5 based on 81 reviews

Basilica di Santa Trofimena

Reviewed By Mike P - Bournemouth, United Kingdom

This was nice, we pooped in to take a look and enjoyed a 30 min look around. TIP take the bar code app on your pone as there are several point where you can scan and read in English.

4. Vicoli, scale e archi

Via Montone | Via Montone, 84010 Atrani, Italy +39 089 871185
Excellent
71%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

Vicoli, scale e archi

Reviewed By Eli B - Sydney, Australia

This locale, if you could call it that, doesn't even cover one square kilometre. The first time you arrive in this tiny little paradise of whitewashed houses, you'll feel like you've walked onto a Positano, of course.
In high summer, when the car park on the beach is full and the road in town is closed to traffic, the best way to get to Atrani is by walking along the gentle pathway that connects the town to Amalfi . The path hugs the hillside, providing beautiful views of the sea as it weaves through Atrani's whitewashed houses. The walk takes 20- 30 minutes
The first time i visited Atrani it was a warm summer's night, lit only by the full moon which illuminated the white houses, arches and balconies of this coastal nest.

5. Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods)

Da Bomerano (Agerola) A Nocelle (Positano), 80051 Agerola, Italy +39 339 326 5233
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
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5 based on 2 reviews

Sentiero degli dei (Path of the Gods)

Reviewed By acandkc - Richland, Washington

My esteemed spouse and I started in Praiano, near the center and hiked up..up..up..to the convent...and what a hike it is! Yes, you will be tired and your calves will hurt after, but to be so alone, to listen to the bells of the goats, to spot the old buildings that are crumbling into the rocks and wonder who would have ever built something there..and then to see the sea below you..this is an amazing experience. Wear layers as you will work up a sweat. Bring water as there was none on the path. But mostly bring yourself and get ready for a wonderful time. Total from Praiano to the convent and back was about 2 and a half hours, but we were in no hurry!

6. Le Ville di Ravello

Villa Rufolo e Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Italy
Excellent
74%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 324 reviews

Le Ville di Ravello

Reviewed By CristiT - Timisoara, Romania

Best town of the entire Amalfi coast.
We stayed here for 3 nights. After staying here Amalfi and Positano were let-downs.
Best view of the entire coast.
Best atmosphere.
Less 80% of the crowds.
The main square, the narrow pass-ways, the huge villas (Ruffolo and Cimbrone, and others), the Gardens, the restaurants, they all make the most romantic atmosphere I've seen.
Stay over several nights.
We visited the Amalfi coast from here and we do not regret it.

7. Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano

Via Castello, 84010, Maiori, Italy +39 338 940 3552
Excellent
70%
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21%
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4.5 based on 191 reviews

Castello di San Nicola de Thoro-Plano

Reviewed By Samuel K

We weren't sure whether this would be worth the climb, It was. Amazing tour by a lovely old Italian man. He didn't speak much English but we were able to communicate with gestures surprisingly well. I learnt a lot and there are some really fantastic archaeological finds such as Roman pottery, weapons and coins that you can touch and see close up. Forget museums, this is an amazing authentic experience and very historically and culturally rich. The castle was built around 800AD and the views are spectacular.
This is definitely worth the effort of climbing a few stairs. Bring some water though!
We then walked over to minori via the path of lemons, another must-do!

8. Villa Romana e Antiquarium

Via Santa Lucia, 84010 Minori, Italy +39 089 852893
Excellent
33%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
3%
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4 based on 251 reviews

Villa Romana e Antiquarium

Reviewed By Silaghi O

This Villa Romana is one of the oldest in the region.It is well preserved and the entrance is free.The local historians hold a tiny museum with ancient artefacts.If you are in Minori you must go see this place! Visit the yard with the little Fountain.Staff friendly and helpfull!

9. Piazzetta Umberto I

Piazza Umberto I, 84010 Atrani, Italy +39 089 871185
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 97 reviews

Piazzetta Umberto I

Reviewed By Chris I - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Piazzetta Umberto is the beating heart of Atrani, a gorgeous square from which to watch the world go by. There are several cafe restaurants and a very good ice cream shop, Gelataria Artigianale Marco, in the passageway between the square and the beach. We had an ok coffee (not as good as Andrea Pansa in Amalfi) at Caffe Vittoria and came back in the evening for a delicious meal at Ristorante Savo. The church of S Maria Maddelena in Atrani is also worth a visit if only for the photo opportunity provided by the infinity view of the sea from the top of the steps!

10. Villa Cimbrone Gardens

Via Santa Chiara 26, 84010, Ravello, Italy +39 089 857459
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Villa Cimbrone Gardens

Reviewed By Tim C - Bellevue, Washington

We spent a lot of time searching for this villa after having visited Villa Rufolo. Google Maps and Trip advisor directions took us on a wild goose chase and we actually started going out of Ravello and towards Amalfi. We asked for directions and we were told to head back to Ravello. As it turned out, the villa is quite hidden inside Ravello. One must take a left after passing Villa Rufolo and then a right and continue on for about 15 minutes to reach this villa.
Upon seeing what this place has to offer, it made all of our trouble worth it. In my opinion, this is the better of the two Roman villas in Ravello that offer incredible sights and a very large garden with many points of interest to explore. Not to be missed!

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