Sitting atop a promontory high in the mountains, Ravello might just be the most scenic spot for seeing Campania's stunning Amalfi Coast. Ravello is a place of inspirational beauty, with spectacular views overlooking of the Bay of Salerno and the seaside villages of Minori and Maiori below. The 14th century poet Boccaccio was enamored by the medieval beauty of Ravello's grand villas and enchanting gardens, which have inspired countless artists, writers and musicians throughout the centuries. Ravello's peaceful and romantic setting makes it one of Italy's top spots for destination weddings and honeymoons.
While the top sites in Ravello can be seen in a day, the town's beauty and tranquility beg for a longer stay. Located just a short drive from Amalfi, Ravello makes a fine central location for a home base on the Amalfi Coast. Even during the peak summer months, Ravello maintains a very welcome air of calm and quiet.
Wander into the beautiful gardens of the Villa Rufolo where you'll find the captivating blend of flowers and exotic architecture that inspired Richard Wagner's Magical Gardens of Klingsor in his opera Parsifal. During the summer months the gardens and terraces of the Villa Rufolo host the Ravello Festival, which presents world-class opera, classical, dance and theater performances.
Follow the winding walkway that leads to the serene gardens at the Villa Cimbrone, which cover the very end of Ravello's promontory overlooking the sea. The pathway through the gardens leads through lush, tree covered areas to the spectacular Terrace of Infinity. A sense of peacefulness fills the gardens, making them one of the most soothing spots on the Amalfi Coast.
Ravello is small and welcoming, with a dramatically beautiful setting that invites you to slow down and enjoy the town's abundant natural beauty and charm.
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