Ravello is a beautiful hilltop town overlooking the Amalfi coast. It is steeped in culture and in the summer is the home to a wonderful festival of world class entertainment with something for everyone.
While we were there my friend went to a ballet and there were concerts ranging from pop to classical. The town itself is easy to walk for those who are mobile. The streets are cobble stone so for those with mobility impairment it could be difficult. The center of the town has no vehicles allowed so walking is easy.The central square is lovely. The tourist office staff was the most helpful we encountered in all our time in Italy. She went out of her way to give advice on the many walks you can take and we took them all. We are middle aged women, in good shape, and we walked and hiked many, many miles. The trails are for the most part well signed, particularly those to take you to Amalfi or Minori. We took the trails down the hillside and then returned by public bus. The views from Ravello are stunning and we never stopped being in awe. The townspeople are friendly and welcoming. The restaurants are world class, especially El Salvatore. We ate in the restaurant there twice as it was superb. It also has a pizzeria with very different choices and they were not only huge but delicious. If you want a quieter spot to enjoy the views, walk and eat fabulous food, Ravello is perfect. We went down to Amalfi, Positano, Capri and even took a trip to Pompeii but made Ravello our home base, and were very glad we did. It was lovely to return each afternoon after hiking and sightseeing to relax in our pool and look at the views and then go out for a fabulous meal. We were in Ravello for a friend's wedding and if you are looking for a destination wedding this is a great choice. The reception was at the Hotel Eva, which not only had the wonderful views, but incredible food and terrific service. The only downside to Ravello is if you have difficulty with walking or doing stairs; othe