Highly recommend both. Of the two, Villa Cimbrone was my favourite. Upon entry you are provided a small map. Make sure you see everything in the beautiful gardens, not just the Belvedere of Infinity. Villa Rufolo is also beautiful. You don't mention when your are visiting, hopefully the gardens will be planted and in full bloom.
Both have entrance fees (6E and 5E respectively I believe) and both are well worth it.
Try and get to Ravello early before the tour buses arrive.
Give Ravello more time and also enjoy a concert!
Just the bus ride from Amalfi to Ravello is quite and adventure and worth it even if you do nothing else. Those narrow windy steep roads with those big buses just zipping along them.
We caught the bus to Ravello from the stop near the red big bus tour booth (near the car park). When you get off at Ravello there is a board with the bus schedule on it for return trips to Amalfi.
Spectacular views from Ravello but quite misty the day we were there (very late May).
We were tossing up between Ravello or catching the ferry to the last town (can't remember the name?) to fill in our last day. We made a good choice
When I get to Ravello on the bus is it simple to walk to the gardens or should I consider another bus or a taxi? I am a young, fit person.
Ravello is pedestrian – You’ll be walking the narrow lanes….
Your only option, I believe, is walking as there are no cars or buses within Ravello.
Villa Ruffalo is just to your left when you walk through the tunnel after getting off the bus - nor more than 5 minutes. Villa Cimbrone is about a 10 minute walk with stairs, not steep. Nice views along the path. Very doable.
Both are excellent, easy to walk to, with fantastic views. You will not regret seeing both.
hello vagabonda. We are headed to amalfi in june. Do you recommend the concerts. I would love to take in an outdoor concert in Ravello. I guess after the concert I would have to walk down the hill. Could be tuff.
Pre-arrange a taxi, but I would highly recommend a concert – Sheer magic in already magically Ravello!