I have fallen in love with Ravello on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, the first time I visited was a few years back when due to a wet and rainy day I decided to jump in a taxi and head up the hill to visit this beautiful little town, not the best day to visit as Ravello is renowned for its spectacular coastal panoramic views. Unfortunately that year due to torrential rain the visibility was non existant.
This year I returned to experience the talked about breathtaking panoramic views from every angle.
Whilst wondering the back streets close to the wonderful luxury five star Hotel Caruso by Orient-Express I wondered into the most beautiful little garden.
Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte in Ravello is a small park decorated with magnificently manicured flower beds, an oasis where you can sit and enjoy the glistening views stretching along the spellbinding Amalfi Coast.
A perfect setting for an intimate wedding, I arrived just in time to have a sneak peak at the bride and groom’s pre-wedding rehearsal.
The beautiful little park is set just off Via San Giovanni del Toro which is a tiny narrow street leading up the hill from the centre of town where you will find the most exquisite ceramic art boutique.
Ceramiche d’Arte is located at Via San Giovanni del Toro 27/29, 84010 Ravello
This is one of the finest ceramic art shops along the Amalfi Coast, the quality of these hand crafted ceramics supersede all others that you may find. Its definitely a must visit if you are interested in fine high quality locally made ceramics. This little boutique deserves a post of its own so I will bring you more on Ceramiche d’Arte in Ravello very soon.
When entering the gardens of Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte on the left you will see this small sign with images from the 1953 film ‘Beat the Devil’ staring a cast that included Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley, Peter Lorre and Bernard Lee. Like most of the heavenly towns along Italy’s Amalfi Coast parts of the movie were filmed in the gardens.
Belvedere Principessa di Piemonte has the same famous views as its luxury five star hotels up the road, Via San Giovanni del Toro is the highest point in Ravello. The gardens overlook the little towns Minori and Maiori and the coast towards Salerno.
Getting lost amongst the narrow back streets in the Amalfi Coast towns is when you will find little treasures like these and this pretty little park is definitely worth a visit next time you are in the breathtaking hilltop town of RAVELLO.
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Melissa – Founder of Italian Allure Travel