Ravello is a tiny village, with only about 2,500 permanent residents, but it has a history and cultural life that belie its size. The Romans founded the city in the 6th century, escaping the barbarians and no doubt appreciating the lovely views Ravello offers.

The annual Ravello Festival is one of Italy’s finest and celebrates the music of one of Ravello’s greatest fans, the German composer, Richard Wagner, who was inspired by the architecture of the magnificent Villa Rufolo when he stayed there in 1880. Since then the Arab influenced villa and its splendid garden has hosted luminaries such as Jacqueline Kennedy and Hillary Clinton.

The other villa worth seeing is Villa Cimbrone, dating from 1905. Also of note is the Cathedral of San Pantaleone, dating originally from the 11th century. Less hectic than some of the other towns along this coast, Ravello is the place to go for some elegant respite from the madding crowds. It lies only a few miles from Amalfi. Catch the bus up the hill to Ravello, then walk back down to Amalfi – lovely.

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Amalfi Coast Private Day Tour from Sorrento, Sorrento, null
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Amalfi Coast Private Day Tour from Sorrento

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 146 Reviews

Explore the famous Amalfi Coast with your own driver to chauffeur you from town to town on this private full-day excursion from Sorrento. You'll discover ...  Read more

Location: Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.38
Private Tour: Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Day Trip from Naples, Naples, Private ... 
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Private Tour: Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello Day Trip from Naples

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Explore the famous Amalfi Coast with your own driver to chauffeur you from town to town on this private full-day excursion from Naples. You'll discover ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.62
Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Independent Day Trip from Naples, Naples, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Sorrento and Amalfi Coast Independent Day Trip from Naples

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Witness Italy’s most spectacular slice of coastline on this independent day trip to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast from Naples. Traveling by minivan, head ...  Read more

Location: Amalfi, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.05
Small-group tour of Amalfi Coast Tour from Sorrento Including Lunch, Sorrento, Day Trips
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Small-group tour of Amalfi Coast Tour from Sorrento Including Lunch

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Experience two gems of the Amalfi Coast on this day trip from Sorrento. Enjoy views of the Mediterranean as you travel by comfortable coach along the ...  Read more

Location: Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.69
Private Tour: Amalfi Coast by Vintage Vespa from Naples, Naples, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Amalfi Coast by Vintage Vespa from Naples

Experience the breathtaking Amalfi Coast in the classic Italian way – by Vespa! This private tour from Naples takes you on an invigorating ride along ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.29
Amalfi Coast Vespa Tour from Sorrento, Sorrento, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Amalfi Coast Vespa Tour from Sorrento

Vespa Tour on the Amalfi Coast for small groups accompanied by a tour escort. Departure from Sorrento and ride to the village of Positano, with time at leisure ...  Read more

Location: Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $132.21
Small-Group Amalfi Coast Day Cruise from Positano, Amalfi Coast, Vespa, Scooter & Moped Tours
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Small-Group Amalfi Coast Day Cruise from Positano

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Skirt the stunning Amalfi coast, stopping to explore the most scenic stretches and villages, on this small-group day cruise from Positano. Drift leisurely ...  Read more

Location: Positano, Italy
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.80

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