Updated: Jul 31, 2019
I didn't know anything about Ravello before I arrived, and this charming little village swept me off my feet!
City of Music
Ravello is perched on top of a hill, at about 1,200 feet above sea level, and often called "The City of Music" as it is well known for attracting musicians from all around the world for concerts and concertos. It is the last town on the stretch of the Amalfi Coast, and you're greeted by an array of delightful of the local shops and cafes, flocks of friendly and lazy stray cats, and enchanting villas with sweeping views of the Mediterranean.
How to Get There
There is a faster route or there's the more scenic route - and you bet we took the more scenic route. You can hire a private car, pick up a rental (note that cars are all manual shift in most of Europe), or get tickets on tour buses. We opted for a private driver in a van since there was a group of six of us. The entire ride throughout the Amalfi Coast is breathtaking. You will be likely making lots of stops in each town, just like we did that day.
Enchanted Villa Cimbrone
We made a short twenty minute trek up the cobblestone paths to the top of this lovely hillside town, and ended up at Villa Cimbrone. There's a small fee to visit the grounds (about 7 euros), and trust me when I say that's money well spent. The view from Villa Cimbrone is one of the most picturesque and breathtaking scenery I have seen so far. You're closer to the sky than the sea, and yet they both seem to meet right before your eyes.