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Ravello: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

1. Ravello: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Ravello is one of the most enchanting places of the Amalfi Coast and the dream destination of intellectuals, artists and musicians of the 19th century. It is here that Wagner composed the second act of the Parsifal. The medieval town is set 365 meters above the Tyrrhenian Sea. You'll visit the beautiful villas located in the town such as Villa Rufolo, where every year the international Ravello Festival takes place and Villa Cimbrone, which is famous for its scenic belvedere named the Terrace of Infinity. it is here that in 1938 Greta Garbo and the composer Leopold Stokowski spent wonderful days of love. The Nobel prize winner for literature Andre Gide has said, "Ravello is closer to the sky than it is far from the shore." In Ravello, you can enjoy the most enchanting views of the Amalfi Coast, as you are on a suspended terrace between the cobalt blue Tyrrhenian Sea and the Lattari Mountains. You’ll visit the Cathedral of Saint Pantaleone and, through the splendid access tower, you’ll enter into Villa Rufolo, a wonderful medieval site adorned with enchanting gardens.

From Naples: Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip

2. From Naples: Amalfi Coast Private Day Trip

Discover rocky cliffs, superb landscapes, citrus fields, monuments, villages, hiking trails, luxury villas, beaches, local crafts, quality food and wine, and history on a day tour from Naples. Depart from Naples and head to Positano and explore the vertical village embedded in the rock, where stairs replace the streets between the wild scent of the Mediterranean scrub. From the beach, admire a pyramid of houses that climb to the sky. Get a view of the three islets that make up the famous Li Galli island. Continue the tour to Ravello, an ancient medieval city known throughout the world for its history, its precious monuments and the magic of its landscapes and patrician residences. Marvel at the wonderful Villa Rufolo, a building that rises on three floors and reaches its peak in the famous garden, and Villa Cimbrone, a large estate with an incredible mix of styles and eras, ethnic and cultural elements, antiques and exotic travel souvenirs. Make several photo stops to admire the beautiful landscape throughout your journey.

Amalfi Coast Private Tour

3. Amalfi Coast Private Tour

Positano - The busy central Piazza dei Mulini is connected to a narrow downhill path and some occasional flights of steps that lead to the seafront. At Piazza dei Mulini, you must leave the car as all streets leading to the waterfront are for pedestrians only. The only way to reach restaurants situated on the beach, that serve fresh daily fish, is to go on foot. These streets also lead to the cathedral, ceramic shops, fruit vendors, and apparel retail shops. Positano is alive at night as well, with exotic nightclubs such as Music on the Rocks and various bars and cafes that remain open until the sun comes up. There is a short walk uphill to return to the car, ascending the mountain, returning to the main coastal road that leads to Amalfi. Amalfi - This coastal town is situated on a seafront port and a long stretch of pebbled beach. In front of the port of Amalfi is the only bus station along the coast. Behind this square lies the main shopping street of Amalfi, that ends at the furthest and highest point of the town. Along the pedestrian street are various bars and cafes, not to mention the many shops selling limoncello, casual apparel, swimwear, gifts, basic groceries, and of course, ceramics. However, if one would like to see more than just shops, Amalfi has some interesting sights to explore such as: a spectacular cathedral along the coast, and a paper factory and its museum. There are also some highly recommended local restaurants, which your driver can suggest. Ravello - The road to Ravello is a slow uphill drive where you will pass several wineries and olive factories. Ravello is a rural village unspoiled by tourism, perched on top of a mountain cliff situated above Amalfi and Minori. It is famous for its breathtaking views and ancient monuments best exemplified by the gardens of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo. In high season, these gardens are rich in sweet scents of blooming flowers and the perfume of lemons. There are also many classical concerts held in the gardens of Villa Rufolo, located just off the main square of Ravello; tickets cost approximately 20 Euros each. Apart from the main cathedral and the history museum constructed in the basement of the cathedral, there are many other churches to visit near the town square. Along the narrow arches of Via Roma, there are a few small boutiques, and some traditional local restaurants with unique and exceptional cuisine.

From Naples: Sorrento & Amalfi Coast 8-Hour Tour

4. From Naples: Sorrento & Amalfi Coast 8-Hour Tour

On this tour, you will explore the coast by car with an expert driver. Over the course of 8 hours, you can visit Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. Where to stop for lunch and how you spend your time is up to you to decide! Sorrento stands on a terrace rising steeply above the sea on one of the most spectacular points of the Campanian coast. Because of its enchanting position and mild climate, sheltered by the surrounding hills, Sorrento has been a favorite resort since Roman times. Enjoy Sorrento's picturesque bays, the Marina Grande and Marina Piccola, as well as panoramic views of the coast, the surrounding hills covered in olive groves and the crystal-clear sea. Positano stands on two mountain slopes in one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the province of Salerno. Enjoy the views of the gulf formed by Germano tip to the west and Cape Sottile to the east. The center of enchanting Positano features delightful white or pastel-colored houses and the parish church of Saint Maria Assunta, with its splendid majolica dome. Amalfi also offers splendid views and evidence of its prestigious past. The Cathedral, dedicated to St.Andrew, dominates the square. Discover the Paradise Cloister, a construction in Arabian-style dating to the thirteenth-century and ruins of the Arsenal of the Republic. Ravello is situated in a more elevated position than the other pearls of the Amalfi Coast and it can boast exceptional landscapes that have earned Villa Cimbrone’s terrace the name of ”Terrace of infinity.” The beautiful Villa Rufolo stands to the right of the dome. In Spring and Autumn, Ravello is a favorite destination for those who love the silence of its buildings and its medieval churches. Every year audiences gather to listen to the concerts held in the gardens or in the halls of Villa Rufolo, famous for having inspired the scenery of Wagner's Parsifal.

From Naples: Sorrento, Amalfi, and Ravello Guided Trip

5. From Naples: Sorrento, Amalfi, and Ravello Guided Trip

Find out for yourself why the rich and famous flock to the Amalfi coast each year with this private trip from Naples. See Sorrento, Amalfi, and the hills of Ravello at your own pace. Be picked up from your driver at your accommodation and sit back and relax as you take in views of the Italian countryside and coast on your way to Sorrento. Have some free time to walk the streets, stop at a café, or have some limoncello. Visit the town that gave the coast its name, Amalfi. Stroll through the historic center of the crowning jewel of the coast. Stop at St' Andrea's cathedral. Admire the view of the town against the blue of the sea. Drive up far above the sea to Ravello. Take in panoramic views of the coast. Wander through the romantic streets and do some shopping, or visit Rufolo or Cimbrone villa.

From Naples: Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello Day Tour

6. From Naples: Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello Day Tour

Discover 3 of the most beautiful towns in southern Italy on this scenic tour of the Amalfi Coast. In stunning Positano, pastel-colored houses cascade downhill among the lush foliage towards the sea. A favourite resort since Roman times, the last century has seen the peaceful village's popularity rise as a haven and inspiration to visiting artists and writers. Cruise along the cultivated cliffs that peer over the vivid flower gardens, idyllic villas, and sun-baked beaches. Visit the gorgeous 9th-century cathedral in Amalfi, and then head to Ravello, the charming seaside town that inspired Wagner to compose Parsifal. Your driver will be able to make recommendations and reservations at the region's finest restaurants, as well as advise about local shopping and produce.

Sorrento: Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello Private Day Trip

7. Sorrento: Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello Private Day Trip

The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel or port in Sorrento, then sets out towards the world-famous Amalfi Coast. As you drive, soak up mesmerizing views of the coastline then arrive at the first stop, Positano. Explore the charming town of Positano and admire its array of bright white houses. Learn about the culture and history of the Amalfi Coast and its villages from your driver. Next, visit the impressive Sant’Andrea Cathedral, known for its unique architectural style.  Enjoy free time to grab some lunch, then drive to Ravello, or the ‘City of Music’ as the locals say. Wander around the gardens and terraces of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo, then stop to soak up yet more glistening coastal views.

Naples: Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello Private Day Trip

8. Naples: Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello Private Day Trip

The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel or port in Naples, then sets out towards the world-famous Amalfi Coast. As you drive, soak up mesmerizing views of the coastline then arrive at the first stop, Positano. Explore the charming town of Positano and admire its array of bright white houses. Learn about the culture and history of the Amalfi Coast and its villages from your driver.  Arrive in Amalfi and enjoy some free time to grab lunch, then visit the impressive St Andrew’s Cathedral. Finally, head to Ravello and wander around the gardens and terraces of Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo.

From Naples: Amalfi Drive Private Tour

9. From Naples: Amalfi Drive Private Tour

Along the coast, there are many charming little towns, each different from the other. The picturesque, Positano will charm you with it's incredible legends and beautiful tiny streets full of clothes and souvenir shops. You also can't miss a visit to Amalfi, one of the ancient Maritime Republics, which features the famous St. Andrew Cathedral. On the road, you will find Ravello, the town of music. It has views that have enchanted thousands of visitors during the course of it's history. It is located at 350 meters above sea level in a unique panoramic position, the ideal spot for lunch. Sample some of the flavours of Neapolitan cuisine. Here, you can also visit the amazing gardens of Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone. The itinerary is very flexible and customizable. But will included many stops for taking pictures, about an hour to visit each village (again, flexible) and time for lunch.

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What people are saying about Villa Cimbrone

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 64 reviews

It was a wonderful tour with Francesco. Booking a day tour is highly recommended especially if you have limited time in Italy and you want to see the best spots. Very convenient and comfortable with the private car in touring around Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. You would be touring for an hour for each town, excluding some random stops for picture taking and the lunch along the way. The restaurant for lunch in Praiano has nice sea view with delicious seafoods and Italian food. The driver, Francesco, also shares some facts and trivias about Italy. He also gave recomendations where to go when you start to do your own tour. Definitely a memorable one.

An excellent day, as described. Our driver, Rosario, was very professional and attentive. He was early for the morning pick-up. The car was perfectly clean and fresh every time we returned from our free time. The four cities are very interesting. It was a very beautiful day. I recommend this excursion.

Beautiful experience, very nice and knowledgeable driver. The only flaw was determined by the organization of the group as some people had to return to take the cruise ship before the scheduled 8 hours of tour

We had a guide and her driver. The guide for explanations and the driver for sports driving in Naples and its region! Véra and her pilot are both very good and give good advice for nightlife in Naples.

Guide was very pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful.