Where to Stay and Eat in Ravello

The two most important things of any trip – accommodation and food. If you’re unfamiliar with Ravello, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this list of places to stay and where to eat!

Ravello, Italy

The quiet charm of the seaside village Ravello has long inspired artists and musicians to its authentic paths, and is now an integral part of the Amalfi Coast itinerary for inspired travellers. The hidden jewel that is Ravello is flush with grand historic villas, luscious greenery and pretty houses that cling precariously to centuries old cliff faces. With all its historic culture bursting in the cobbled streets, the infectious appeal of Ravello is evident by its never-ending list of celebrity visitors such as Richard Wagner, Greta Garbo and even the Kennedy family during JFK’s presidency. If celebrity sightings aren’t your cup of tea however, don’t be alarmed. The beauty of Ravello is that it’s much less congested than its Amalfi counterpart, leaving the village yours to explore. Ravello is well known for its pricey restaurants and even pricier hotels, but don’t let that deter from the breathtaking views that the village will offer you in return. Here are some of the best restaurants and hotels, some luxury, and others budget friendly for your next trip to Ravello.

Stay

  • Al Borgo Torello

    Just 2 kilometres outside of the city centre, this hotel is the perfect alternative to the pricier hotels you’ll find in the heart of Ravello. All the rooms are spacious and clean with lots of natural sunlight pouring in. There’s a great variety of rooms to suit anyone’s budget, ranging from standard to double rooms with a balcony. This budget-friendly bed and breakfast get’s its name from the village in which it is located; Torello offers guests the chance to see panoramic views of the Tyrrhenian Sea from their own private garden.

  • Palazzo Avino

    This pink palace sits high above Ravello on a cliff overlooking the small neighbouring villages. With 33 rooms and a 5-star rating to its name, the Palazzo Avino has its own Michelin star restaurant on the property and resides in what once was a 12th-century villa for Italian nobility. It’s the only hotel in Ravello with its own beach club, as well as a beach clubhouse 15 minutes away from the property which you can get to by via shuttle service. With its own lobster bar, limousine service and outdoor pool, this hotel is at the height of luxury.

  • Cecco Rooms di Palumbo Livio

    Situated just a 7-minute walk from the iconic Villa Rufolo, this charming bed and breakfast sits in the historic city centre and boasts private bathrooms and a communal kitchen. The rooms are modern and spacious, with great amenities such as air-conditioning, refrigerator, desk, and ensuite. With a family-friendly vibe, this Bed and Breakfast is the perfect base point for exploring the town of Ravello.

  • Belmond Hotel Caruso

    For a glamorous getaway, the Belmond Hotel Caruso which was once an 11th century villa, should be your top pick. This 5-star resort is alive with historic gardens, an infinity pool and frescoed hallways. With a complimentary shuttle bus that is on hand to take you to Amalfi and Positano gear up for splendid day trips. The hotel has its own Michelin star restaurant – Rosselini’s- a critically acclaimed restaurant for a delectable and Instagram worthy dining experience, this is one restaurant you’ll want to splurge on. The inclusions don’t stop there however, the hotel offers a daily boat tour exclusive to guests, endless activities for children and a wellness centre to re-energise your soul and body after a gorgeous day of sightseeing in Ravello and beyond.

Eat

  • Cumpa Cosimo

    Throughout its 300 years in operation, this trattoria has been run by the same family for the last 75 years. As you step inside this local eatery, you’ll feel as though you’re part of the family in the cosy dining area. Everything you eat is either from the family’s own butcher next door or homegrown vegetables, creating possibly the most authentic local experience you’ll have eating in Ravello. While you will find that this is a tourist hotspot, the quality of food is nothing less than authentic, you’ll often see the owner of the restaurant, a charming nonna bustling around the dining area making sure everyone is looked after.

  • L’Antica Cartiera

    With gentle waves crashing below you, you’ll be blown away by the dramatic scenery when you dine at this fabulous restaurant. Perched high above on the rocks, only the best of the finest ingredients found in Ravello are used to create mouth-watering masterpieces. The upscale restaurant can even cater for dinners for two right along the water’s edge for a special dining experience, and be sure to try their main speciality of seafood. Dine here at sunset for the best views around out on the terrace where you’ll be treated to a romantic candlelit dinner.

  • Babel Wine Bar Deli & Art

    This wine bar really has it all, functioning as an art gallery and deli on the side. Their wine list has been artistically handcrafted and selected by their sommelier and their organic meals are served fresh from the farm to plate. Hidden in one of the many narrow streets of Ravello, the dishes are small but satisfying, stripping back the food to showcase the Amalfi Coast’s best flavours in all their simplicity. The restaurant walls are lined with pottery all made by its eclectic owner, making this contemporary eatery a unique dining experience for all.

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