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What to visit in one day in Ravello?

Ravello is an ancient medieval city on the Amalfi coast, known throughout the world for its history, its valuable monuments, the magic of its landscapes and its patrician houses. For you who do not have much time, today we are going to present the main attractions of Ravello!

Vila Ruffolo - Ravello (Source: Pixabay)
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What to visit in one day in Ravello?

Ravello is an ancient medieval city on the Amalfi coast, known throughout the world for its history, its valuable monuments, the magic of its landscapes and its patrician houses. Despite not having a direct view of the sea, it still offers a breathtaking view over the Tyrrhenian coast and the Gulf of Salentino. There are many stories to discover through its medieval streets, its villas with gardens and ancient stone paths. Ravello is a place rich in culture, history, monuments and medieval streets. Let’s see what to visit in one day in Ravello? Here at  Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams !!! ALSO: see our  “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”


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Introduction

A tour in this area would require not just a day, but at least a week; anyway, to visit these amazing places it is advisable to travel by car or bus and, if possible, to visit in spring or summer. If you only have one day, let’s see what to visit in this magical place. Before introducing Ravello’s attractions and sites, it is good to give a brief introduction, which applies both to this small village and to the Amalfi Coast in general. The Coast must, in fact, be more ‘lived’ than ‘visited’, savoring the smells, the flavors, the environment, the warmth of the sun, a unique experience that cannot be reproduced anywhere else in the world. You can take an Excursion to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast in just one day, what do you think about that?Click here to learn more!

1) What to visit in one day in Ravello? VISIT THE CATHEDRAL

With this background, we begin the tour of the most interesting attractions, sights and experiences that Ravello has to offer to tourists. Starting with the Cathedral, dedicated to St Pantaleon, which is crucial. It represents one of the oldest cathedrals in Italy and its first building dates back to 1086. Over the years, it has undergone several additions and demolitions. Its modern configuration comes with the extraordinary Ambo of the Gospel, by Nicola di Bartolomeo de Foggia, inlaid in marble and facing another notable Ambo, always inlaid with marble, representing the story of the prophet Jonah. Inside the chapel of the 17th century, a vial of the blood of St Pantaleon is kept, which, like the church of St Januarius, in Naples, melts annually. Also readHow to get to the Amalfi Coast from Rome?

2) What to visit in one day in Ravello? VISIT VILLA RUFFOLO

Then, we move on to the real jewel of Ravello, Villa Ruffolo, a splendid village, exceptional in architectural and aesthetic terms, which helps to create timeless beauty and fascinates anyone who passes by. Boccaccio extolled it in his poems and Richard Wagner was inspired by it for the second act of ‘Parsifal’. Nowadays, on the magnificent terrace in his honor, the Ravello Festival is held annually in the summer, a classical music festival that welcomes musicians from all over the world. It can be accessed through a Gothic-style opening in the entrance tower.Decorated by strips of yellow and gray tufts, as well as figurines of human figures in the four corners, which represent the four seasons, the tower has always had a purely ornamental function. The flourishing garden of the village culminates in the spectacular ‘Terrace of the Infinite’, a suspended terrace 400 meters away that allows an incredible view.

3) What to visit in one day in Ravello? VISIT VILLA CIMBRONE

One of the best spots on the entire coast. Going to the end of the promontory is the majestic Villa Cimbrone, another village that, since Roman times, is based on ancient bases of a patrician village, which has already received kings and illustrious names from science and politics.

Coral Museum

Today, the Villa is occupied by a five-star hotel, one of the most popular on the entire coast, however, the garden can still be visited by the public at all times of the year. To get to the Villa, you take one of the most characteristic and famous coastal roads, which in itself are already worth a visit. Ravello also has other wonders and can be visited in one day, one of which is certainly the Coral Museum, by George Filocamo, a coral collector for generations.

The museum is a testament to Ravello’s strategic importance during ages past . The museum is open every day, from 10 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 5 pm, except on weekends. Usually, visitors are lucky enough to take home a branch of red coral. Do not forget that this beautiful village hosts the Ravello Festival, one of the biggest music festivals in all of Italy, annually.

The Ravello Festival

It takes place in the first week of July and ends at the end of the month, with a series of classical music concerts of absolute prestige, organized in the facilities of the splendid Villa Rufolo, of which we have already spoken. In recent years, this event has also started to include music that is more modern, such as concerts by the best jazz musicians in the world as well as selections of foreign folk music.

In addition to visiting the main monuments, part of the pleasure of your stay in Ravello will be given because of the village itself. To get lost in its streets, in the alleys of the maze, commerce is perhaps the best you have to live in Ravello; getting lost in the paradise that this place will definitely be the sweetest and most memorable experience of this trip. Nowadays, the city of Ravello receives millions of visitors a year, with tourists from all over the world.


Map with the attractions in Ravello

What to visit in one day in Ravello?
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How to get to Ravello?


1) How to get to Ravello? BY AIRPLANE

From Napoli-Capodichino International Airport, you can proceed by taxi or car to Ravello (65 km), or by bus to Naples Central Railway Station, take the train to Salerno and the SITA bus to Amalfi.

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2) How to get to Ravello? BY TRAIN

You need to go to Salerno train station and take the SITA bus to Amalfi. From Amalfi: the SITA bus to Ravello. Did you know that Trenitalia is the main Italian company dedicated to the management of railway transport? Also find out ” What is the difference between trains in Italy?”. Would you like to save? So buy your ticket online in advance and save a lot, read the Post “How to buy a train ticket in Italy?“.

3) How to get to Ravello? BY CAR

From the Autostrada del Sole, when you reach Caserta Sul, take the A30 with the indication for Salerno-Reggio Calabria, then take the Pagani-Nocera exit and then follow the signs for Valico di Chiunzi and then for the Amalfi Coast, Ravello.

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Conclusion

What to visit in one day in Ravello? Ravello is a charming land that must be fully visited; its buildings and fortresses majestic splendor, its villages and the splendid panorama of the Amalfi Coast do not fail to charm the tourists or even the common traveler passing by this beautiful city in the Coast.

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