Residence Le Villette
Via G d'Anna 6, Ravello, 84010, Italy
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Need to make a reservation
The Garden Ravello website does not have an e-mail address or phone number. Can someone find or provide one?
Re: Need to make a reservation
From the website:
Albergo Ristorante Garden
Via Boccaccio, 4
84010 RAVELLO (SA)
tel: +39 089 857226
fax: +39 089 858110
Travel Tips for Ravello
View of Scala
Scala is a nice small village located in the mountain in front of Ravello. The most important monument of the village is the Duomo (cathedral) which was built in the 11th century. It has got a romanesque shape and in its interior you can see fantastic sculptures like Il Crocifisso, La Vergine and San Giovanni (the Crucifixion, the Virgin and St.John) made in 1260.
Duomo of Ravello
The Duomo - the Cathedral of S. Pantaleone was a favourite church we visited in Ravello. It was erected in 1087 A.D., by the Noble family Rufolo. It can be found in the Piazza Vescovado - you can't mis it.
Check out the must see section for more info of the interior of the duomo and what can be seen.
Walk back down to Amalfi
Walking back down is recommended in my Lonely p|anet guidebook and i had seen a couple of signs heading down paths along my routes from Villa Rofolo to Villa Cimbrone and asked the woman at the reception desk at Villa Cimbrone which was the best or the way to follow down to Atrani and therefore Amalfi.
She suggested not to take the path that leaves from near Rofolo and Cimbrone as it has a few tricky spots where there are no signs but several paths so rather than be mislead and lost she recommended to go back to the main square and just past there onto the main road is the best route down.
This was signposted as in the photos ive posted here.
The walk down was lovely but i was rushing as it was taking a lot longer than i was led to believe - it took me about an hour and a half but for a day out enjoying Ravello i would recommend including this in your itinerary! And its downhill all the way to Atrani! I certainly got my pulse rate up - lots of steps! so its great exercise too!
It was fairly well signposted all the way and the path was good all the way. Particularly where it seems small one seater tractor type vehicles for use on these slopes and being used along the paths for transporting picked fruit such as lemons that were being harvested at the time. This was great to see as all the touristy shops had things promoting lemons all around the Amalfi area.
There are houses all the way down built onto the steep slopes or wherever there was an appropriate flat spot by the look of it. and a few ruins of buildings.
Once a glorious private residence, Villa Rufolo has been taken over by the city and is host to important cultural events. The expansive gardens are open for public viewing from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm, with a regular ticket costing EUR 4.
The main square of Ravello is filled with little shops selling ceramics, limencino, and gelato and even a cute little jewelry store.
Dominating Piazza Vescovado (Bishop's Square) is the Cathedral of Ravello dedicated originally to the Virgin St. Assunta and now to St. Pantaleone, Patron Saint of the town. It was constructed in 1086 by the first Bishop of Ravello, Orso Papice. This diocese was directly responsible to the Pope in Rome but was abolished in 1818 after a succession of 55 bishops. The Cathedral has gone through many transformations both externally and internally and today after much restoration we are able to admire its original Romano architecture. The bronze doors, donated by a Ravellese aristocrat in 1179 were made by Barisano da Trani.
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