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History of Ravello / What to visit in Ravello                Boat tour along Ravello, with or without a guide     Useful Info and Facilities in Ravello                             
                 
 
 
What to know about Ravello:
Ravello is one of the most elegant villages of the coast. It‘s located on a hill between Amalfi and Minori at about 350 meters /0,2 miles above sea level, and offers fabulous panoramas like the view of Maiori, Minori and Atrani known worldwide also thanks to the genius of Maurits Cornelis Escher.  During the medieval Maritime Republic of Amalfi, while the Doge lived in Atrani and the Government was settled in Amalfi, Ravello was inhabited by the opposition’s families. And it seems that when the Normans came from the north, they helped them to overcome the Amalfitains, so they were called “the Rebels”, from which comes the name “Ravello”.
The village was ‘re-discovered’ in the romantic 1800s mainly by two foreign noblemen, Lord Grimthorpe from England and Sir Nevile Reid from Scotland, who changed the destiny of Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone and Ravello itself.
Ravello is now known as a music town, and Villa Rufolo houses a summer musical festival in honor of the German composer Richard Wagner, who, after having visited this Villa ‘recognized’ it as being the magic garden of Klingsor he imaginated in his last drama “Parsifal”.

Places to visit in Ravello and touristic activities: hiking, boat tour, cooking classes and more..
It’s a lovely place to spend a minimum of half a day for a walk in the medieval centre, Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, or for an evening with a romantic dinner and a concert. Usually, after the evening concerts there are no more buses back to Amalfi/Maiori/Minori or Positano, but you can rely on a private or shared taxi service.





More Touristic itineraries from Ravello:
Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii, Vesuvius,  Naples, Rome, Salerno
From-To
Roma- Salerno
270 km,  via autostrada A1  = 2h and 30 minutes.
Napoli-Salerno
56 km via autostrada A3  =  45-50 minutes.
Salerno-Maiori
20 km  = 35-40 minutes.
Maiori-Minori
1,5 km  = 3 minutes.
Maiori -Аmalfi:
5,5 km  = 15-20 minutes.
Maiori-Pompei
40 km (via Salerno-A3, via Valico di Chiunzi) = 45-50 minutes.
Amalfi-Ravello
7 km = 25-30 minutes.
Amalfi-Positano20 km =  45 minutes.
Positano-Sorrento
16 km =  40 minutes.
Salerno- Bari
240 km =  2h and 30 minutes.
From-To
Minicruise along 11 villages of Amalfi Coast from Maiori to Positano, from 30 per person. See details
Ferries and guided tours from Maiori to Capri. Starting from 35,00 per person. See details

From Maiori to Pompeii, Vesuvius, Herculaneum. Guided tours from 35,00 per person. See details
City Sightseeing and walking guided tour of Naples, Unesco & street food. Shuttle transfers to, from the airport or city center from 30,00 per person. See details

Useful Info & Facilities

Area of Ravello: 7 sq.km, 2500 residents
Ravello city website: www.comune.ravello.sa.it
Ravello tourist office: via Roma, 18, tel. 089857096.
Tourist office 24/24 h tel. 0039.345.405.1723
Musical and art events in Ravello: www.ravellofestival.com, www.ravelloarts.org
Accommodation booking:info@campaniaconcierge.com

Transports:
Taxi Station: Via Boccaccio.tel. +39 089 858000.
Book a Private or shared taxi to or from Ravello contact: +39.345.4051723 info@campaniaconcierge.com
Nearest Ports and beach: in Amalfi (if by car), in Minori (if walking 45 minutes about)
Nearest Train Station: in Vietri 27 km, and in Angri 24 km
Gas stations: 43, via Boccaccio-Ravello, and via Nuova Provinciale Chiunzi in Maiori.


Parking in Ravello:
Parking in Ravello: along the roads there are blue lines on the ground, those are public parking spaces for non-residents. You need to purchase a ticket for the allotted time you intend to park from a parking ticket machine nearby, and display it in the windscreen.
The parking machines are in via Boccaccio, via della Repubblica and via della Marra.
There are two parking lots in the centre near the Cathedral (rampa Gambardella), and an underground garage of the Auditorium (entrance from via della Repubblica).
The parking lot in the centre (piazza Flavio Gioia, near the taxi and the local bus station): €5 euro per hour to be paid in advance.

Public buses from /to Ravello
Bus connections: with Amalfi and Scala: www.sitasudtrasporti.it
Emergency numbers:
Vigili urbani (local police) Ravello - P.zza Fontana - tel. 0039 89 857498
First Aid Tel. 118
Carabinieri (police) Ravello - Via Rogadeo, 1 - tel. 0039 89 857150
Breakdown service:: tel. 116
Sea Rescue: 1530
Fire Brigade: 115
Hospital: 31, via Castiglione Di Ravellotel. 0039 89. 871885, (0039) (0)89. 871885
Medical centers:
- 12, via Civita - Ravello , tel. 089 873150
- 1, via Chiesa - Ravello , tel. 089 871081
- via Provinciale -Scala ,  tel.  089 871122



Useful addresses:
Pharmacies/chemists
-Farmacia Russo Dottor Leandro: via Boccaccio 15 - 84010 Ravello- tel.: 089 9840023

Banks/ATM-cash machines
- Banca Della Campania Spa  via Roma, 15, tel. 089 857872
- Monte dei Paschi di Siena - Filiale Di Amalfi Bancomat - Piazza Duomo, 5, tel. 089 857120
- Banca Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena Filiale Di Ravello , via Vescovado, 8, tel. 089 857120
- BPER Banca via Roma, 18A, tel. 089 857872


Events and Festivities in Ravello and nearby

- Easter parade along the Stations of the Cross (via Crucis), in costume on Holy Friday.
- Ravello Festival www.ravellofestival.com
- Ravello Concert Society festival: www.ravelloarts.org
- July 15th - Festival of the Madonna delle Grazie a Castiglione.
- July 27th - The patron Saint Pantaleon and the miracle of the liquefying blood.
- August 1st - St. Alfonso’s day (in Scala).
- August 10th – St. Lorenzo’s day (in Scala).
- 1st Sunday of September - Madonna di Torello.
- October - Chestnut festival in Scala.
- October - Festival of grapes and beans.

Personalities linked to Ravello:

  Saint Pantaleon from Nicodemia, doctor and healer who was martyred in 305 in Bitinia (present Turkey), but his relics arrived here in the 12th  century. He is the patron saint of doctors, just like the saints Cosma and Damian to whom a sanctuary nearby is dedicated, and the protector of ‘mothers afflicted by the crying of their babies’ (!). He is also the patron saint of lotto players (!) and unwed women without dowry looking for a husband. On July 27th  his blood liquefies, just like it does for Saint Gennaro, the most famous saint in Naples, and many other lesser known saints.
•   Giovanni Boccaccio, the 14th -century Italian ‘father’ of the Italian language, describes Ravello and the life of Landolfo Rufolo in “Decameron” famous for its humorous erotic stories.
•  Roberto Rossellini, the movie director of Italian postwar neorealism, who immortalised Ravello and mainly Maiori in many movies: see ‘ Movies shot on the Amalfi coast’
  John Huston directed “Beat the Devil” in Ravello in 1953 with Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre and Gina Lollobrigida.
•  Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect, known for the futuristic style of his buildings. The Auditorium - Music Hall of Ravello - was created starting from a drawing made by Oscar Niemeyer, who never actually visited Ravello.
•  Ernest William Beckett (later Lord Grimthorpe) is one of the most important personalities in the history of  Ravello. He is the English lord that gave new life to the abandoned ruins of Villa Cimbrone, in the early 20th century, opening the door of Ravello and the Amalfi coast to important English intellectuals and artists.
•  Virginia Woolf and other famous members of the literature group called the Bloomsbury Set used to meet in Villa Cimbrone, far from the rigid moralism of the Victorian period.
 Sir Francis Nevile Reid, a Scottish nobleman, art expert and botanist, in the middle of 19th century bought the abandoned ruins of Villa Rufolo (13th century) and restored it to its former glory.
•  Richard Wagner: Villa Rufolo houses a summer musical festival in honor of the German composer Richard Wagner who, after having visited the villa, recognized it as being the one in the magic garden of Klingsor in his last opera “Parsifal” (1880).
•  David Herbert Lawrence wrote the famous novel «Lady Chatterley’s lover» in Ravello (1928).
•  Maurits Cornelis Escher was a genial Dutch artist, who captured Ravello, Atrani, Minori and Maiori in his visionary drawings during his several stays in the Амаlfi coast (1930’s).
 Gore Vidal (1925-2012) – an American writer who lived in Italy (Rome and Ravello) for 30 years.He was one of the first American intellectuals to extrapolate a ‘conspiracy’ theory for the 9/11 attacks in New York.

Other famous guests of Ravello from the 19th  century to the present day: Andre Gide, John Maynard Keynes, Henrik Ibsen, Edward Grieg, Paul Valéry, Leopold Stokowski, Greta Garbo (in 1936 she had a love affair with Stokowski in Villa Cimbrone. She called Ravello “The most beautiful place I have ever seen”), Igor Stravinsky, Graham Greene, Alcide De Gasperi, Tennesse Williams, Joan Mirò, Eduardo de Filippo, Truman Capote, John Huston, George Sanders, Maurice Rostand, Curzio Malaparte, Luigi Einaudi, Winston Churchill, Ingrid Bergman, Emilio Vedova, Totò, Federico Fellini, Jacqueline Kennedy, Vittorio Gassman, Romy Schneider, Lina Wertmuller, Barbra Streisand, Mia Martini, Corrado Alvaro, François Mitterrand, Uto Ughi, Leonard Bernstein, Giovanni Spadolini, Domenico Rea, Zubin Mehta, Peter O'Toole, Paul Newman, Noel Gallagher, Ben Stiller, Nicolas Cage, Steve Jobs, Martha Argerich, John Corigliano, Achille Bonito Oliva, Domenico De Masi.




Houses in Amalfi Coast

Accommodations for holidays
Real Estate Investments
Transfers from
30 € p.p.


Relax & enjoy the view with a professional car/boat transfer
Minicruises from
30 € p.p.


Boat trip along Amalfi Coast & Capri. Private or shared boat
Pompeii guided excursions

A must voyage in the past.
With private or shared guide

Cookery Classes
at home!


Join a local family for lunch or a special birthday.
Pick, Cook, Eat!
 
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