Ravello and Sorrento Italy – Things to Do

Ravello 2 by Rochelle CarrUrban Backpacker’s guide to hotels, restaurants, shopping, museums, day trips, best photography hotspots, and cooking classes in Ravello and Sorrento Italy.

My romance with Italy did not wane, as I fell instantly in love with my new favorite city “Ravello” this year. Here are my favorite “things to do” the “MUST DO LIST” and “hidden gems” as I stayed on the Amalfi Coast. I will return every year for this spectacular view!


Must Stay:

In Vico Equense stay at hotels with amazing restaurants: Relais Blu or Capo la Gala. In Sorrento for five star waterfront imagine yourself an “Italian Contessa” at: Hotel Bellevue Syrene, or pretend you are “Romeo and Juliet” in Ravello Town at my (most favorite) hidden gem romantic view property: Hotel Palumbo.

Must Compare:

Hotels in Sorrento: Hotel Regina, Hilton Sorrento Palace, and Ravello Town: Hidden budget gem and views to die for: Garden Hotel and Ristorante Ravello, and also the Villa Maria Hotel.

Must Peruse:

Vietri sul Mare the “Pottery Paradise of Italy,” Ravello and Sorrento by the sea.

Must Eat:

Maxi Restaurant for delicious sunset views in Vico Equense, and my favorite views for lunch or dinner at the Garden Restaurant in Ravello.

Must Do:

Visit Monte Faito the hidden budget gem of the Amalfi Coast.

Must Learn:

The history of Sorrento and Ravello click here.

And the BEST site for everything “JUST Ravello” click here. “They honeymooned in Ravello, and felt in love with all the places. They say, that the Amalfi Coast is easy to remember, and hard to forget.” The pictures are fantastico!

Must See:

In Ravello Town at two special photography extravaganza gardens with statues and architecture galore. I stayed here for hours snapping photos at Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo

 Must Enjoy:

Walk down the hill to Sorrento’s own tiny harbor for a snack, lay in the sun or enjoy afternoon libations on the water at hidden gem – Bagni Saint Anna and don’t miss the romantic outdoor concerto at the Ravello Concert Society.

 Must Wander:

Best Ravello Walks

 Must Buy:

Ceramics and beautiful keepsakes at Ceramiche Cosmolina and factory in Ravello and Ceramiche D’Arte.

 Must Taste:

Amazing meal at Villa Maria, Taste the best Limoncello and Hidden Gem Cooking classes at Mamma Agata’s.






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