~1,000 feet above the Bay of Salerno sits the very refined and elegant village of Ravello. To get to Ravello we boarded an Amalfi-bound ferry from Positano. Once we arrived in Amalfi we purchased bus tickets to take us up to Ravello. You can purchase tickets at the Bar on the waterfront, the bus will stop to the left as you face the water.
Where to stay in Ravello:
We stayed at the Hotel Parsifal which dates back to 1288 and was built by the Augustinian Friars as a monastery. This 17 room hotel is a gem. The family that runs this adorable place is welcoming and go out of their way to ensure you have a pleasant stay. The hotel has a restaurant and serves breakfast every morning which is included with your room. They also will make you a made to order coffee, take advantage of this they make a killer cappuccino.
If you would like to go to a grocery store you just make a right from the hotel and walk up about 3-4 minutes. A small grocery store will be on your left. The staff will be able to point you in the right direction as well.
Since we’re suckers for a view and plus since we are deprived of any private outdoor space in NYC we opted for the room with the largest terrace. It was well worth it. Check out the slideshow below of the terrace and views. Captions will appear at the bottom of the photo when you mouse over.
Where to eat in Ravello:
You will eat quite well in the Campania region and Ravello is no exception. Here are a few places we ate that we adored:
Vittoria –Fantastic, amazing, wonderful pizza. You will not be disappointed.
Figli Di Papa – they have divine fresh pastas.
Giardini Caffe Calice- which is located on the corner of Piazza Duomo. This is where I tried the Olive Oil Cake
What to do in Ravello:
When you’re not enjoying the food there are plenty of places to enjoy the scenery. The slideshow below includes sights like Villa Cimbrone’s beautiful gardens 1,500 feet above the Bay of Salerno. This is where Greta Garbo hung out. The lady had great taste! Villa Rufolo which is said to have the most gorgeous gardens in Italy. Of course, you’ll also find pictures of the Duomo and around town. Captions will appear at the bottom of the photo when you mouse over.