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

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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 Sorrento. You'll discover ...  Read more

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

From USD $68.20

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 $66.06

Small-group tour of Amalfi Coast Tour from Sorrento Including Lunch

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 $154.13

Sorrento Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Positano, Amalfi and Ravello

When you dock in Sorrento, leave your cruise ship behind and embark on a private shore excursion to explore Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. After being picked up ...  Read more

Location: Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.39

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 southern ...  Read more

Location: Naples, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $436.46

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