Al Borgo Torello
Via Traglio, 24, Ravello, 84010, Italy
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Hotel in Ravello
My husband and I will be in Ravello in October and are looking for a reasonably priced hotel. I understand that the options are limited, but of the "middle of the road" hotels, which has the best view? Nice accommodations? Close to Piazza Duomo? Any input would be helpful. We are not able to spend $300-$500/night! Thank you.
Re: Hotel in Ravello
I have not stayed in Ravello itself, but whilst you are waiting for specific recommendations I would suggest you look at www.venere.com
It lists almost all Italian hotels, and is the site I always use (so do other VT-ers). It is reliable, and the guest reviews are honest (you can only post a review if you have completed your stay booked through venere). Venere don't take any money from you as long as you turn up, and most hotels allow cancellations up to 24/48 hours beforehand (check hotel policies0.
Re: Hotel in Ravello
ravello is very small, nothing much is more than 10 minutes walk to the duomo. however, ravello is not cheap for anything as you have discovered. as above, hit venere. we do.
Travel Tips for Ravello
The town square
With postcard stands and street vendors in the piazza, this is as touristy as Ravello gets. This town is very small and can be visited as a mini side trip from Amalfi. We strolled around the town, saw the incredible views of the Mediterranean, bought an incredible ceramic plate, had lunch and still had time to visit the town of Amalfi below, before heading back to Sorrento.
In Ravello the Moorish Villa Rufolo is the most famous monument and has glorious semi-tropical gardens. Built approximately in 1280 by one of the richest and most important families in Ravello. It inspired Wagner to imagine Klingsor's magical garden in Parsifal. (This is authentic: Wagner wrote it in the guest book in the Villa Rufolo.)
Villa Rufolo: visit time:
June - Sept. 9.30 am 1 pm and 3 pm - 7 pm; Oct. -May 9.30 am - 1 pm and 3 pm - 5 pm
Villa Rufolo (5 photos)
At one corner of the main plaza, Villa Rufolo is easily found with its large tower. Built by a wealthy noble family, the exotic gardens beyond inspired Wagner for his Parsifal, as the enchanted gardens of Klingsor. The Rufolo family and the Villa were also mentioned in Boccaccio's Decameron. There is also a Moorish cloister on the grounds. Because of this history, an annual Wagner festival is presented every July. As with everything in Ravello, the gardens over look the sea from the mountaintop allowing beautiful views.
Villa Rufolo: visit
The visit of the villa starts from the tower that you see on the right of the Cathedral in Piazza Vescovado. It was built in the 14th century and it has got small arches on the walls. Following a path with Cupressuses, you arrive inside the villa when you visit its interior (the Great Room with two naves, the Chapel...). As you can see in many rooms there is an high influence of Arabesque style which was vary popular in the 13th century. Fantastic is the garden with many flowers and wonderful views over the gulf and the Amalfi coast.
beautiful flowers over the Amalfi Coast
Headed excitedly for those stunning and famous views of the Amalfi coast that all Id known were from Ravello and here at Villa Rufolo were these lovely gardens in all their glory to add stunning colours to that stunning view!
It was November and even more to state my case the next day when I visited Positano I was told the place was almost closed because they close at the end of October for the winter! And look at this lovely weather and flowers in bloom to show it! The temperatures were great too. So lovely up here in the fresh air and quiet!
With lots of quiet and tranquil spots aesthetically placed around the Villa as well - all created a lovely atmosphere and environment for chilling out (until i dropped the SLR and bust the battery housing and my memory card on the digital was full and i had to start deleting socalled inferior photos to make room!)
But back to the beauty of the gardens!.....
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