Ravello is one of the most charming towns on the Amalfi Coast. It is situated in a more elevated position than the other pearls of the Amalfi Coast and it boasts exceptional landscapes that have earned Villa Cimbrone`s terrace the name of "Terrace of Infinity". It offers some of the best views of the famous coastline, with sweeping seascapes and breathtaking scenery. The town`s villas offer vivid vantage points for the views. Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo are famous for their encompassing panoramas. Villa Rufolo inspired the composer Wagner when he wrote his famed opera, Parsifal. Ravello is still known for its musical events, including the Ravello Festival, which is strongly connected to the composer and his symphonies. The town boasts its cultural roots, too; just stroll the alleyways, enjoy the architecture and piazzas to see the town`s history and pride at its best.
A recommended tour is to take the bus uphill, then walk back downhill to Amalfi. There`s a nice path alongside a stream between Amalfi and Ravello and it is well signed on the maps. Have lunch in Ravello and then walk off the pasta on the pathway! The views make it well worth the effort.
Distances: Naples - 37 miles, Sorrento – 24 miles, Amalfi – 5 miles