Villa Cimbrone

Mr C slept in again which meant that there was slightly less choice for breakfast because, apart from standard options, when an item was gone it was not being replenished. On our way out of the hotel we enquired about visiting the hotel garden which is at the back of the cookery school and we were told that we should ask at reception in the sister hotel Villa Maria and they would take us there. At the bottom of the garden is a chapel in a rock cave which I thought might be interesting to visit.


We went to the other garden in Ravello, Villa Cimbrone. The Villa itself is nowadays a hotel which is not open to non-residents. Near the garden entrance are cloisters and a crypt, the latter of which provides spectacular views over the bay.

Terrace of Infinity

A pathway then leads to the Villa’s Belvedere which has become known as Terrazza dell’Infinito (Terrace of Infinity). The Belvedere is lined with marble busts that contrast with the blue of the sea and sky. The view from here is quite stunning. The rest of the garden contains many statues and temples, of which I will go into greater detail in another post.

Umbrella Trees

We lunched once again in the Villa Amora before heading off to the bus station to catch a bus to Amalfi where we planned to spend the afternoon. No bus arrived so after an hour of waiting we decided that by the time we arrived in Amalfi it would be time to return. We flexed the plan and went back to the centre of Ravello where we treated ourself to a naughty locally made ice cream which turned out to be rather larger than we had expected! After this indulgence we returned to the square to sit in one of the cafes with a drink and whiled away some time before it was time to return to the hotel to freshen up before dinner.

We dined in the Villa Maria again, the food and service were just as good as on our first visit. The waiter tempted us to have an aperitif which consisted of prosecco, limoncello and mint amongst other things. We booked the table a little later so that we didn’t have to worry about the hotel bar being closed when we got back :-)

4 Comments CherryPie on Oct 24th 2017

4 Responses to “Ravello – Day Five”

  1. The Yum List says:

    My hubby likes a sleep in too – and we’ve experienced the same many times with brekkie options.

    • CherryPie says:

      It is quite unusual for Mr C to sleep in, he normally wakes up at silly O’clock. It means he was relaxed and there was no way I was going to wake him up too early :-)

  2. Ayush says:

    i do not associate the word naughty with ice cream, CP :) i love your view points, especially the view through the two arches.