High up on the sundrenched slopes above Amalfi your first look down to the Tyrrhenian Sea will have you wondering if it might be easier to touch the sky than dive into those inviting waters. But worry not, taking a dip in the pool of your hotel will soon have you cooling off in breathtaking surrounds, and a walk in clean fresh air down 1,000 plus steps through lemon and olive groves will put you right on the beach.
We love holidays to Ravello for their luxury yacht-set vibes and those great heights matched with a carpet of incredible Italianate gardens, ancient architecture and pastel coloured stuccos down sleepy lanes. Expect sinfully delicious restaurants between the sky and sea, al fresco cafes in Vescovado Square and mosaic layers of centuries old stonework in the town’s precious 11th-Century cathedral.
There’s nothing like walking through Villa Cimbrone’s irresistible gardens. Stop a while on the Terrace of Infinity and take in those jaw dropping Gulf of Sorrento which inspired Gore Vidal to call Ravello “the most beautiful place that I had ever seen.” We also love the world-class open-air sunset music concerts at legendary Villa Rufolo and the simplicity of sipping a lemon granita at the edge of a cliff as a glow of lights signal twilight on the horizon. Ravello holidays don’t try and compete with overly modern hotels or high tech gizmos – instead they remain timeless in their allure, attracting those in the know with a rather special kind of beauty.
Speak to one of our Italy experts and we’ll put you sky-high in the heart of Ravello.