It is always a wonderful idea to visit the Amalfi Coast, especially if you include in the itinerary a jewel like Ravello
It is one of the most popular locations for weddings, for its numerous villas overlooking the sea and the historical centre still preserved with the beauties of the past.
Let us therefore see what to see in Ravello, what the main points of interest are, and what itinerary to establish in order to best visit one of the most attractive towns in the Campania region.
In the historical centre you can see a wonderful impressive Duomo
In this case, you can see the Basilica of Santa Maria Assunta and San Pantaleone, which takes up the style of the Montecassino Abbey.
The interior is characterised by a marvellous bronze decoration, which is also preserved inside the chapel dedicated to the city’s patron saint, a tourist destination for many visitors every year.
You can find the famous Opera Museum inside, you can’t miss it if you want to see precious objects.
If you want to settle on a starting point to discover the beauties of the old town centre, then you should start from the square located right in front of the cathedral: Vescovado Square.
This is characterised by the presence of a series of colourful and varied craft shops selling traditional local products, as well as a number of small restaurants where you can taste local dishes from Campania.
The small streets that branch off from the centre are narrow and winding, and you have to admire each of them for their characteristic architecture and the breathtaking views that open up before your eyes.
If you have always dreamed of celebrating a fairy-tale wedding or simply you wish to immerse yourself in a fairy-tale atmosphere, this crenellated tower villa is exactly what you need.
Inside you will find different styles that evoke the various dominations that have succeeded one another in the area, as well as a lovely cloister with a mysterious ancient well.
The same can be said about Villa Rufolo, which is characterised by a Moorish-style courtyard, perfect for big events as well as a cultural walk.
The location is also host to the 30-metre-high Torre Maggiore, which completely dominates the surrounding area and gives a wonderful perspective.
The garden has also been appreciated by important historical celebrities of the past, such as Wagner, who loved to walk through the vegetation and think about his next opera.
Every year, in this very piece of paradise, a wonderful classical music festival takes place, featuring some of the most popular artists of the moment and the great classics of the past.
Being in a seaside location, a direct reference to this natural element, which is an integral part of the charming town, could not be missing.
Inside its rooms you can see objects of great value, donated by the area’s leading coral families.
Each town on the coast is famous for some specific handicrafts, in particular pottery painted and made using ancient techniques.
You will be able to buy various souvenirs, different from the ordinary items.
As you enter the workshops in the centre, you will also be able to observe real demonstrations, so that you can immerse yourself in the spirit of the place and learn all the secrets of the beautiful handicrafts.
La Marra Palace
Crossing the town gate, you will immediately be in front of this historical treasure, of which unfortunately only ruins now remain.
Dating back to the 11th century, it must have been a noble palace in the past, although it appears to be a strategic regional aqueduct, showing that the Romans’ skills were already quite advanced at the time.
The structure is 100 metres from the car parks, so it is one of the first archaeological sites you can”t miss.