How to get to Ravello

Your mini-guide to the Amalfi Coast

Follow us and discover the beautiful town of Ravello! This captivating Amalfi Coast gem perched 365 m above the sea beckons with its historic charm and breathtaking views.

Keep reading to find out the best ways to reach Ravello, along with all the must-see sights and experiences that await you.

Panoramic view of the Amalfi Coast as seen from Ravello, Italy

Panoramic view of the Amalfi Coast from Ravello

Where is Ravello?

Ravello is a beautiful inland resort town on the Amalfi Coast, in the region of Campania, in Southern Italy. It is located between Maiori and Amalfi. Being located relatively far from the sea, it is not as crowded as other neighboring villages, and is characterized by its quiet atmosphere.

How do I get to Ravello?

You can get to Ravello by car, motorcycle and bus, but the fastest way is definitely by ferry. Moving around the Amalfi Coast without a car is surely the best way to avoid traffic and parking fees.

If you are arriving from Naples, Sorrento or Salerno by car or motorcycle, you will need to take the busy highway Statale 163 and follow the signs for Ravello. If, on the other hand, you want to avoid roadblocks and enjoy the scenic view of the coast from the sea, just take a ferry to Amalfi or Minori.

Ravello does not have a port, so once you get to Amalfi or Minori, you will have to continue with a vehicle. The distance between Amalfi and Ravello is about 7 km, while Minori is almost 8 km from Ravello.

What is the nearest port to Ravello?

The closest port to Ravello is Amalfi, which is also one of the Amalfi Coast's best-connected towns.

There are several Naples - Amalfi ferry routes and also fast hydrofoils to Amalfi from other nearby towns, like Positano. Alternatively, you can take the Salerno - Amalfi ferry or opt for connections from Capri and Ischia.

You could also follow our itinerary among the villages of the Amalfi Coast, take the Maiori - Minori ferry and then continue to Ravello.

Good to know: If you would rather not drive, you can catch one of SITA buses connecting Amalfi to Ravello daily in about 30 minutes. You can buy the tickets in any Tobacco shop, newsstand or bar in the towns of the Amalfi Coast.

The statues of Villa Cimbrone and the sea-view terrace in Ravello, Italy

The famous Belvedere of Villa Cimbrone, in Ravello

What to do and see in Ravello

Ravello is one of the most picturesque villages on the Amalfi Coast, with a history dating back to medieval times. Walk around the narrow streets and admire the beautiful buildings, churches and palaces. What makes Ravello truly special are its gorgeous gardens and historic villas.

Don't miss Villa Rufolo, where Wagner took inspiration for his music, and visit Villa Cimbrone, with its balcony overlooking the deep blue sea. These are 2 architectural gems surrounded by magnificent gardens and with breathtaking views of the coast.

Another famous site in Ravello is the cathedral, dedicated to St. Pantaleon, with a Romanesque-style facade and an imposing cloister. Very close by is the Camo Coral Museum, which exhibits valuable jewelry and antiques.

Get lost in the alleys of Ravello, discover the craft shops and enjoy a coffee in the piazzetta! Near the historic center of Ravello you’ll find the Auditorium, a work of modern architecture designed by the famous Oscar Niemeyer.

Ravello's restaurants will be the cherry on top of your trip, not only for their delicious cuisine, but also, you guessed it, for the incredible sea-view terraces. What to order, you ask? The scialatielli with seafood, of course!

The main square of Ravello, Italy, with the old cathedral and outdoor cafes

Piazza Duomo, the heart of Ravello

Useful info for your trip to Ravello

Here are some useful tips to better plan your visit to Ravello:

  1. Ravello could be a good option for a day trip from Amalfi.
  2. Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo are open daily from 09:00 to 18:00 and can be visited by paying an entrance fee.
  3. The closest beach to Ravello is Castiglione Beach, located less than 6 km away.
  4. The Belvedere Principessa del Piemonte is a wonderful, free-access terrace, which was also the set of the movie Beat the Devil.
  5. Every year in July and August there is the Ravello Festival, a famous musical event held in the extraordinary setting of Villa Rufolo.

The blooming gardens of Villa Rufolo in Ravello, Italy, and the view on the Coast

The beautiful blooming gardens of Villa Rufolo, in Ravello

A trip to the Amalfi Coast without a visit to Ravello would mean missing out on a wonderful experience. You can book online ferry tickets to Italy’s most beautiful towns and villages step-by-step, without any worries.

Check all available ferry routes on our Map of Ferries, compare prices and companies, and get ready to discover the stunning Amalfi Coast with Ferryhopper!