Discovering Amazing Views From Ravello Italy, which overlooks the Amalfi coast is worth visiting.
On Sundays the SITA buses do not start running until 9:00 a.m. We had plenty of time to walk up the hill to catch the bus. It’s nice that there are benches to sit and rest as you make your way up the hill.
From this vantage point, you have one of the best views overlooking the town of Positano.
When we made it to the top of the hill to catch the SITA bus, there were not many people at the bus stop. We were taking the bus to Amalfi and then catching another bus to Ravello. This was our first experience riding the buses. After reading the boards on-line about how crowded the buses were, we were wondering what we were getting into. Maybe because it was a Sunday morning there were not many people riding the bus. We enjoyed our ride to Amalfi but trying to get back to Positano later in the day was a fiasco.
TIP: Take the ferry between Amalfi and Positano to avoid the buses later in the day.
TIP: Sit on the right hand side for the best views of the coast line when going to Amalfi.
It takes about 30 minutes to get to the town of Amalfi. We asked the people at the bus stop where to get tickets for the bus and they sent us across the street to the Tabacchi store. They do not sell tickets on the bus.
After purchasing the tickets for 4.40 Euros for two (one way), we headed back to the bus stop.
We did not have to wait long before the bus arrived and we were on our way.
It’s a quick ride up the hill to the town of Ravello. The bus drops you off near the tunnel. After taking pictures of the coast line, we walked through the tunnel to reach the town square.
The town square is a large open area. Benches are provided to appreciate the beauty of your surroundings. There are plenty of outside cafes to grab a drink.
The town’s cathedral (Duomo di Ravello) was founded in 1086 by Orso Papiro, the first bishop of Ravello. We were not able to go inside as there was a service going on.
We strolled the cobblestone walkways, admiring the beautiful flowers and wondered in and out of the open stores. This is a quaint town of about 2,500 inhabitants and a popular tourist destination. Ravello is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
We were getting hungry and one of the locals recommended Da Salvatore for lunch. They serve real homemade Italian food, along with a fantastic view of the Amalfi coast.
Entering the restaurant you walk down these steps upon a beautiful terrace. The first thing you see is the beautiful landscape over the bay. I would love to come back and see these views at night.
We were given a table right on the edge of the outdoor terrace with a stunning view of the Amalfi coast. The staff provided excellent service during our leisurely lunch. The views from the restaurant are simply phenomenal and it was a great way to finish off a perfect day in Ravello.
We really hated to leave but we were taking the trail back to Amalfi to explore that town before catching a bus back to Positano.
If you come to the Amalfi coast, make the trip up the mountain to visit Ravello. The views alone are stunning. Allow time to take the footpath back to Amalfi for even more scenic vistas that you would never get from riding the bus or taking a taxi.