With a peaceful charm and untarnished glamour, it’s no surprise that Ravello has become a popular destination for holidaymakers looking for a dose of sophistication. Arguably Italy’s best kept secret, this little town is set against the stunning backdrop of the Amalfi Coast, with spectacular glimpses of the Mediterranean below. Rumoured to be the favoured holiday spot of Hollywood starlets such as Greta Garbo, Jackie Kennedy and Tennessee Williams, this little-known spot is an ideal destination for romantic getaways as well as anyone looking to cram in a few precious hours of shopping into their holiday. Whether you want to take a wander down its narrow lanes or sample mouth-watering Neapolitan cuisine, holidays to Ravello will leave you refreshed and inspired.
A Room with a View
Nestled in the spectacular surroundings of the Neapolitan Riviera, there is a wealth of places to stay that take in those iconic views. There are many luxury 5-star hotels, boasting spas and golf courses, some located just steps away from sandy beaches and rocky coves. If your Ravello holidays are all about rest and relaxation, luxurious beachfront spots are ideal – kick back and relax with a book and a Lemon Granita. If you’d rather stay in the centre of the action on your holidays in Ravello, book yourself into somewhere in the heart of this buzzing town. Here, you’ll have great access to the lively street market in Piazza Duomo – where you’ll find local olive oil, mozzarella and discounted designer labels.
Out and About in Ravello
Ravello has long been a town famous for attracting artists and craftsmen, with this reflected in the myriad of handmade items for sale. Among its quaint street markets selling handmade leather items and beautiful ceramics, there are some great boutiques in backstreets selling high-fashion items – perfect for souvenirs if you can bear to part with them. Foodies should check out the town’s small shops, selling everything from locally-produced Limoncello to aged balsamic vinegar. With glorious sunshine and a beautiful landscape to explore, there is nothing better than a trip along the coast on your Ravello holidays. Boats leave the pier area every day on the Amalfi waterfront, taking in some of the Riviera’s most stunning natural sights – from the romantically-named Pandora’s Grotto to the splendour of Lover’s Arch. Of course, holidays to Ravello are not complete without tasting some of the local fare that is so iconic to this region. Whether you’re craving traditional Italian pizza, delicious seafood dishes or divine gelato, you’ll be sure to indulge in some of Ravello’s tasty delights.