Ravello Holidays

Holidays in Ravello take you to one of the most stunning locations in Italy, overlooking the spectacular Amalfi Coast, between the towns of Minori and Amalfi itself. Ravello is built on a series of terraces above steep cliffs that plunge down towards the sea, with narrow streets gradually winding their way up towards Piazza Duomo, where the town’s 900 year old cathedral commands the square. It’s a charming spot that has been attracting the rich and famous for decades – artists, writers and film stars have all been captivated by Ravello’s charms, adding a splash of glamour to this rustic little place.

Explore Ravello’s rich history, with several medieval noblemen making their homes here. Their legacy remains in buildings like Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo. Both were later bought by wealthy British visitors and are now popular attractions because of their elegant architecture, ornamental gardens and incredible views. For relaxed days of wandering, Ravello’s streets and squares are peppered with cafés and restaurants, as well as craft shops selling the hand-made ceramics that this area is famous for.

Explore Ravello like no other

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ravello holidays can be a big tourist attraction during the peak summer season, but many visitors are day trippers and the town can be very tranquil once they’ve left in the evenings. Spring is a quieter time to come here, when the fragrant smell of lemon blossom wafts across the whole town and the surrounding hillsides are full of lemon trees, which is reflected in the local cuisine.

Whatever time of year you visit, exploring Ravello’s romantic lanes and alleys puts you in the footsteps of movie stars like Greta Garbo and Humphrey Bogart, and writers like Tennessee Williams and Virginia Woolf. In the 1920s DH Lawrence wrote Lady Chatterley’s Lover while staying in Ravello, and even Winston Churchill came here to relax after the war. Piazza Duomo, where several cafés overlook the square, is a great place to watch the world go by and let your imagination take over – maybe Salvador Dali or Graham Greene once sat in your very spot, looking for inspiration.
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Handpicked Hotels in Ravello

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Tour Inspiration

Jewels of Southern Italy Small Group Escorted Tour

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  • Take part in a cooking class using local ingredients
  • Exclusive to Citalia
  • Explore the historic sights of Naples and its fascinating architecture
  • Maximum group size: 18
  • Visit Pompeii, Herculaneum and compare its Roman ruins to the ancient Greek history of Paestum
  • Explore stunning Amalfi, Ravello, Positano and more
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Flight Information

The closest airport to Ravello is Naples (NAP), which is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes from Ravello. Direct flights to Naples airport (NAP) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours 45 minutes.

When to go

Ravello is a summer destination with the season generally running from April to October, although some hotels are open in March. Early or late summer is the best time to explore this mountain town with cooler temperatures and fewer crowds. Many people visit for Ravello's famous festival, which runs from June to September.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.


You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.

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