THE LITTLE TOWN ON THE HILL: RAVELLO IS THE BEST-KEPT SECRET OF THE AMALFI COAST
Ravello is located on the top of a hill, overlooking the Amalfi Coast. While it may not have the added bonus of being a short walk to the beach, Ravello certainly holds some of the best views on the coast. So scenic in fact, that the town gained the UNESCO World Heritage status in 1997.
While it is a very popular small town in it's own right, a day tour to Ravello is a great way of seeing a local piece of rural Italy along with some exquisite countryside and a typical small town dramatically situated on a Cliffside.
Ravello is often referred to as the most charming town when tourists visit the Amalfi coast and with good reason. Ravello feels a little more cut off from the rest of the world and this is in no small way due to the precarious nature at which is lies so high up.
It makes for dramatic scenery but the town is small, ideal for walking and although the paths, which lead down to the coast, are very steep, they make a nice hike for those who have the energy. Ravello is quiet, the streets have many nice little restaurants and dainty shops.
If you are taking any private tours in Italy and want to see somewhere a little less busy with tourists, Ravello is a nice option and the fact that you don't need to travel so far means a lot more time to explore the actual destination. The drive is scenic on the way up but many will not fancy having to do the driving themselves and if you would prefer to avoid the inconvenience of taking the local buses, a private driver is likely to be the best way to visit Ravello.
What to see in Ravello:
- Duomo di Ravello – located at the center of Ravello facing the main square.
- Villa Rufolo – featuring an incredible garden with views that are hard to beat.
- Villa Cimbrone – a five star hotel that is commonly regarded as one of the most prestigious on the coastline.
- Babel wine bar – a great little wine bar with tapas style eats.
- L’antica Cartiera – an upscale restaurant with sweeping views of the Amalfi coast.
Ravello Half Day in brief:
*Alcaexcursions English Speaking private driver will meet you at your Hotel/Villa to start a wonderful personalized experience, you’ve already visited the Amalfi Coast you might just take this relaxing short tour to be enchanted through its beautiful gardens.
*Departure from the meeting point at the agreed time
*We will drive to Ravello for 1hour and 20 minutes where we will make our stop (2h)
*Return to your accommodation
*Total duration 6 hours
Please kindly note that your driver will be at your complete disposal for the entire time, personalizing your sightseeing tour in order to offer you the best possible experience; in our tour descriptions you can read the highlights of each location, but of course you can discuss the itinerary with your driver and the timing between each place which might be subject to change (traffic - weather conditions).
*If you are interested in having a special stop for lunch during your tour, please email us to book you in advance, or you can discuss with our local drivers they can equally recommend some good restaurants as eating well on the Amalfi Coast is easy.
- Luxury air conditioned
- English speaking driver
- Photo stops
- Stop in Ravello
- All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline, driver maintenance
- Wi-Fi on board
- Refreshing wipes
- Meals and drinks
- Entrance fees if required
- Guides in sites