How to reach Ravello
To get there you need to deviate by the State Highway 163 between Amalfi and Minori and go up a few kilometers. You can get to Ravello also going down from the mountain pass Chiunzi (just off the A3 Angri). Ravello is connected to Amalfi by the SITA bus.
3 things to do in Ravello
Visit the gardens of Villa Rufolo, knows as The garden of the soul.
Visit the Coral Museum.
Be enchanted from the breathtaking view from Villa Cimbrone's terrace of Infinity.
The ideal time to visit the city of Ravello is the late spring-summer, because during these months the city hosts many exhibitions, events and especially the Ravello Festival with its extensive program of outdoor concerts. Therefore, classical music fans, it is an event not to be missed, since every year it hosts international artists within suggestive sceneries like that of Villa Rufolo or of the Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer.
Not only a beautiful place to visit, Ravello has inspired composers, musicians and writers from around the world and today is one of the most popular venues for weddings and luxurious ceremonies, as well as other cities on the Amalfi coast. If you are planning to spend a few days or weeks in Ravello, here are some itineraries on the Amalfi coast from which to take your cue for your tour in this corner of paradise.
Villa Rufolo Gardens
The garden of Villa Rufolo, known as the "Garden of the Soul", occupies two levels and is reached by following a tree-lined avenue with a distinctly Victorian air. The ancient walls, almost hidden by cypresses and lime trees, lead to the Moorish cloister. You have time to savour the noble lines of the monument's architecture before descending a few steps to the first level of the garden.
The redolent atmosphere infuses you with the spirit of the Romantic garden, with echoes of Boccaccio's stirring poetry. The history of the garden can be divided up into three distinct phases:
The original phase, dating back to the 13th century, when the Villa was built.
The medieval phase, of which only a few traces remain, recalling the garden Boccaccio described on the first day of the Decamerone, when it may have extended all the way to the Mormorata, where the Rufolo family owned other land.
The Romantic phase, with Francis Nevile Reid as its genius loci, a Scottish philanthropist and expert on botany and ancient art, recognized in his appointment as Honorary Superintendent by the Prefect of Naples.