Ravello

Things to do in Ravello

Ravello’s cathedral has an impressive pedigree, dating back to 1087, the year after Ravello was granted its own bishopric.

The Rufolos were Ravello’s most powerful family in the Middle Ages. Their 13th-century villa has a distinctly Moorish courtyard and is anchored by a 100-foot stone tower tinged with Islamic architectural details, signifying the long history of Arab influence in southern Italy.

Built for the English lord Ernest William Beckett and riddled with pretty little cloisters and crypts, this 1904 villa isn’t nearly on par with the Rufolo.

Watch Pasquale Sorrentino create everything from lamps to tabletops in a light-filled studio. Look for vases, plates, and mugs with intricate floral designs using Sorrentino's signature blue.