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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
The price is £162 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

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 28 Oct 2019

Ravello Art Hotel Marmorata
Hotel Graal
Hotel Graal
4 out of 5
Via Della Repubblica n 8, Ravello, SA
The price is £155 per night from 5 Oct to 6 Oct

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! (433 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 9 Aug 2020

Hotel Graal
Belmond Hotel Caruso
Belmond Hotel Caruso
5 out of 5
Piazza San Giovanni Del Toro 2, Ravello
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £501 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct

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 4 Sep 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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Ravello

La Dolce Vita Ravello
La Dolce Vita Ravello
Via Crocelle 23/25, Ravello, SA
The price is £129 per night from 6 Oct to 7 Oct

Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Sorrento Peninsula and Villa Rufolo. Amalfi Beach and Atrani Beach are also within ...

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 25 Nov 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 23 Oct 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 8 Oct 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 Cimbrone
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Villa Cimbrone

4.5/5(12 reviews)

Walk among exotic and colorful plants, statues and sculptures in tiered, manicured gardens high above the Mediterranean at this 11th century villa.

Villa Rufolo
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Villa Rufolo

4.5/5(98 reviews)

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

Ravello Cathedral
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Ravello Cathedral

You can study the exhibits at Ravello Cathedral, a museum with a story of its own, during your travels to Ravello. Wander the seaside and beautiful beaches in the area.

Castiglione Beach
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Castiglione Beach

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Castiglione Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Castiglione.

Church of San Francesco
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Church of San Francesco

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

Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela
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Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela

You can study the exhibits at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, a museum with a story of its own, during your travels to Ravello. Stroll along the beautiful beaches or visit the stunning cathedral in the area.

Top things to do in Ravello

Amalfi Coast Boat Excursion from Ravello with Hotel Pickup
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Amalfi Coast Boat Excursion from Ravello with Hotel Pickup

£814
Per adult
Capri Private Boat Cruise from Ravello with Hotel Pickup
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Capri Private Boat Cruise from Ravello with Hotel Pickup

£851
Per adult
Pompeii Amalfi and Positano Private Tour
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Pompeii Amalfi and Positano Private Tour

£68
Per adult
Transfer from Naples to Ravello (or reverse) via Pompeii 2h
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Transfer from Naples to Ravello (or reverse) via Pompeii 2h

£207
Per adult
Transfer from Naples to Ravello (or reverse) via Ercolano 2h
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Transfer from Naples to Ravello (or reverse) via Ercolano 2h

£207
Per adult
From Ravello: deluxe transfer to Naples By English speaking driver.
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From Ravello: deluxe transfer to Naples By English speaking driver.

£121
Per adult

Reviews of Ravello

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Oct 2019

Ravello is one of the most beautiful places to visit along the Amalfi. Make time to visit the Villas Rufolo and Cimbrone which are both amazing and offer stunning views of the coast.

5/5 - Excellent

Anonymous

22 Sep 2019

There are a lot of steps to navigate which will keep you fit. Ravello it’s self is relaxed and chilled with amazing views and restaurants.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

19 Sep 2019

Lovely location & fantastic weather!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

10 Sep 2019

Ravello is a beautiful village in the hills above Amalfi. It gets busy with day visitors, but is quieter in the evening. The summer Ravello Festival offers music concerts in stunning locations. There are good places to eat- Cumpa Cosimo is great.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

8 Sep 2019

Ravello is a beautiful place to visit that offers quality items in its shops and restaurants. It has good public transport to Amalfi and amazing views over Minori and Maiori. It is 365m above sea level so if you fancy a dip in the sea, plan ahead.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

24 Jul 2019

Amazing place, one of our holiday highlights and would love to go back one day

Cities near Ravello

Amalfi which includes night scenes, outdoor eating and a city

Amalfi

Maiori showing boating, a coastal town and general coastal views

Maiori

Amalfi Coast featuring rugged coastline and a coastal town

Minori

Amalfi Coast

Atrani