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Laura Thayer always finds something new to discover in this popular Amalfi Coast tourist destination
Local ceramics for sale; Giorgio Filocamo’s coral shop and museum in Ravello’s main square; ancient villa in the town; a house number sign depicting the town in ceramic; the Torre Maggiore at Villa Rufolo is now known as the Torre Museo; the Villa Rufolo hosts classical music concerts; view of the Duomo bell tower on the left and the entrance tower to Villa Rufolo on the right; looking down the nave of the Duomo; visitors on the Piazza Duomo
Photography by Laura Thayer

On a coastline famous for its rugged beaches and pretty harbours, there’s one remarkable town on the Amalfi Coast that sprawls across a promontory jutting out of the mountains high above the sea. This is Ravello. It’s a view that is hard to forget once you’ve seen it. As I write, I gaze across the valley at the town’s unique setting about 1,200 feet above sea level. While it’s one of the most visited towns on the Amalfi Coast, along with Amalfi and Positano, there’s always something slightly more tranquil about Ravello.

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About Italia!

Our cover star, Ravello, clings to the cliffs above the panoramic Amalfi Coast and is a perfect starting point for our travels this month. Take a stroll through this vibrant town to discover a place where faith, music and creativity flow.