Sitting on the hills above Amalfi, Ravello is a refined, town almost entirely dedicated to tourism.

Boasting impeccable bohemian credentials – Wagner, DH Lawrence and Virginia Woolf all spent time here – it’s today known for its ravishing gardens and stupendous views, the best according to former resident Gore Vidal, and certainly the most astonishing on the coast.

Most people visit it together with Amalfi – a 7km drive up the Valle del Dragone – although, to best enjoy its romantic, otherworldly atmosphere, you’ll need to stay here overnight. On Tuesday morning there’s a lively street market in Piazza Duomo, where you’ll find local products like wines, mozzarella and olive oil, as well as discounted designer clothes.

23 January 2020
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