Ravello is set above all the magnificent landscapes of Italy’s beautiful Amalfi coast. It is probably one of the most charming and peaceful resorts of the Neapolitan Riviera. Late spring or early summer is the best period to explore these traffic-free lanes or to roam among the wonderful terraces of its lovely gardens. Wherever you go, you will be able to experience the Mediterranean miles below.
If you are planning on going to this beautiful place, here are the top things that you should do, see, and experience:
1. The Ravello Festival
Established in 1953, you will be able to experience the Ravello Festival during July and August. This manifestation basically turns the town center into a large stage. The events range from ballet performances to chamber music and orchestral concerts. You can also experience movie screening and exhibitions. One of the most visited and impressive venues is the terrace in the Villa Rufolo gardens.
2. Villa Cimbrone
If you are looking for some Instagrammable pictures, you could get away with taking a picture of the view from the Belvedere of Infinity, there are various classical busts in the foreground of it, a wide coast where pastel-shaded villages are spread around in the background. You will be able to admire the renovated 11th-century villa which is now a hotel and its wonderful gardens. The gardens designed by a famous British men Ernest Beckett is open to the public and you will be able to visit them.
3. Da Salvatore
Da Salvatore is located close to the bus stop, and no words can describe the spectacular balcony views. This is one of the best restaurants on the coast, and they will serve dishes that will showcase you the local cuisine. The dishes will also give you a sense of creativity, whimsy, and flair. You will also be able to experience the wine, wines such as Barolo and Amarone. During the evenings, one part of the restaurant becomes an informal pizzeria, which will serve some of the best pizza that you will ever eat.
Ravello’s cathedral forms the eastern flank of Piazza Duomo, which was built in 1086. Since it was made, it has overgone different renovations and makeovers. The facade is from the 16th century, and the bronze door dates back from 1179. When you enter it, you will be able to see that the interior is a late 20th-century interpretation of what the original interior once looked like.
5. Museo del Corallo Came
This cameo shop sells engraved gems with crafts that are focused on shells and corals. However, there is a bonus to this place. In the back, there is a small museum where you will be able to lovely pieces. For example, you can see a mid-16th-century Madonna, beautiful tortoiseshell combs, oil paintings, and a Roman amphora that dated from the 3rd century AD.
6. Profumi Della Costiera
The lemonade or the limoncello as the locals like to call it is made mainly from lemons produced locally. These lemons are known as the sfusato Amalfitano, and they are quite big, even two times bigger than the usual lemon you buy at a store. The drink is made traditionally, and there are no colorings or preservatives added to it.
These are only some of the wonderful things that you can experience in the lovely Ravello, and whichever activity you choose, you will certainly enjoy it.