In this post, you will find our guide to travel to Ravello, one of the most popular cities on the Amalfi Coast. We have gathered here all the information that can become relevant to build your trip and enjoy this without problems; in summary form and easy to read. What to see in Ravello, what to do in Ravello, where to sleep in Ravello, how to get around the city and much more.
- 1 Sightseeing in Ravello.
- 2 Information to plan before traveling to Ravello
A little bit about Ravello …
Ravello is a town located above the cliff line. To get there you must take the mountain road about 4 km from Amalfi. It is the town with the best views of the coast, and it is not surprising that here lived the highest social class of the time. From their gardens, the aristocrats watched and controlled everything around them.
Today it is considered the “People of the Muses”. Many artists, actors, and prominent public figures have been amazed by this place creating beautiful works under its inspiration.
Sightseeing in Ravello.
Cattedralle di Ravello (Duomo)
Located in Piazza Duomo, it was built in 1086, but its façade dates back to 1500. It is open from 09:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 19:00.
Here there is also a museum in the underground with religious pieces, but we did not visit it. (3 euros per person to enter the museum, opens at 09.00 and closes at 19.00 in summer and at 18.00 in winter).
The intricate streets and awesome views of Ravello
Like the rest of the cities of the Amalfi coast, the most magic activity is getting lost in the streets. Through Via S. Francesco you can see spectacular views of the vineyards and plantations.
Chiesa di Santa María a Gradillo
A very beautiful church that is worth seeing at least from outside, here also the town met to discuss public matters.
One of its main attractions are the Italian Villas where the nobility used to live, among them we can find:
Built at the beginning of the 20th century. It is quite new and here the gardens are the star. Many even say that from their parks the most beautiful views of the entire world are appreciated. The entrance costs 7 euros per person.
The Villa Rufolo was built in the 13th century by the Rufolo family. Here lived popes and even kings. From the garden the views of the Amalfi Coast are impressive. The entrance fee is 5 euros per person. Open in summer from 09.00 to 20.00 and in winter from 09.00 to 17.00.
We have to tell you on our guide to travel to Ravello about the “Ravello Festival” that takes place every year from June to September. You will find orchestras, ballet, exhibitions and other cultural events. You can visit the RavelloArts website for more information and even buy tickets to several concerts.
Information to plan before traveling to Ravello
Best time to visit Ravello
Please see our post on the Amalfi Coast here for more information.
How to get to Ravello
To get there, buses leave for Ravello from almost every city. The road is longer than it seems because the 7 km that separate it from Amalfi has an impressive number of curves. You can also arrive in your rented car and park in the outskirts (vehicles are not allowed inside the city).
Where to sleep in Ravello
As in the other small cities of the coast, the stay values are high and the amount of supply is very low; In case you want to sleep here, it would be best to look for a hotel in the surroundings of Piazza Duomo. Be aware of the stairs to get to it because the geography of the city can make them be quite a lot.
If your budget is limited, you can find better options in Sorrento or in Salerno and visit Ravello for the day.
Where to eat in Ravello
To eat in Ravello you should know that the offer of restaurants is not so high, and in general, it is quite expensive. There are several cafes around the Piazza Duomo and you can also find some cheaper places along Via S. Francesco.
Where to buy in Ravello
Being this place a muse for many artists, the art in the streets and in its stores is something that you can not miss. You will find galleries of artistic paintings, ceramic galleries and much more to buy in Ravello. Most of the businesses are on the main streets: Via S. Francesco and Via Della Annunziata.