Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Ravello

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One of the highlights of Villa Cimbrone Gardens is the Terrace of Infinity, a natural balcony with 18th-century marble busts and views of the sea, lemon groves, and mountains. As you walk through gardens of this historic villa, you'll wander past oak, alder, and chestnut trees. Make your way down to the natural cave that is home to a 19th-century marble statue of Eve. Walk up the stairway to the rose gardens to breathe in the scent of French and English roses. Look for the inscription quoting poet Omar Khayyám. Latch on to a guide at the entrance if you want to see all the sculptures and learn their stories. Use our Ravello trip itinerary maker tool to add Villa Cimbrone Gardens and other attractions to your Ravello vacation plans.
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  • The gardens and views are spectacular, the entrance fee is very modest, you will be missing something if you do not visit Villa Cimbrone 
    The gardens and views are spectacular, the entrance fee is very modest, you will be missing something if you do not visit Villa Cimbrone  more »
  • Honestly, you can get the same view anywhere in Ravello. For 20€ a couple, we thought the gardens would be breath-taking. In late July, there were barely any flowers left on wilted vines. Incredibly.....  more
    Honestly, you can get the same view anywhere in Ravello. For 20€ a couple, we thought the gardens would be breath-taking. In late July, there were barely any flowers left on wilted vines. Incredibly.....  more »
  • Ravello is so stunning. Amazing views and Villa Cimbrone is so beautiful. Lovely gardens and architecture. A great vibe and a must for anyone visiting the Amalfi coast. 
    Ravello is so stunning. Amazing views and Villa Cimbrone is so beautiful. Lovely gardens and architecture. A great vibe and a must for anyone visiting the Amalfi coast.  more »
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  • All I can say is wow the place was amazing. Service blew us away. Staff was seemingly always one step ahead of us. Everyone somehow knew who we were everywhere we went on the property. Bar staff and waiters all remembered what we had ordered on previous days. Very thoughtful and detailed, well beyond what would be expected. Breakfast is very good. Wide selection of pastries, eggs, fruit, smoked fish, sausage, etc. The gardens are world-class, and the entire property is beautiful and very quiet. Even the pool was a serene escape from the busy Amalfi coast.
  • The setting and grounds were great no doubt. But the staff and details were not great. The pool guy sat on hit rear all day and was bothered if you asked for something. On our second day he greeted us on arrival and said we should not order through him because food was better at the restaurant. The bar and dinner staff we stiff, slow and never smiled or had any charm. Worst at 2k per night our room was 26c or 80 degrees and the manager just blew it off. Great place just not well run. I’d visit the grounds and stay elsewhere.
  • Stayed as a guest of the hotel for three days and I would recommend anywhere BUT this hotel. It’s a two star hotel for a five star price. We booked a family room and they put us in a closet with twin beds. Staff are inexperienced and spoke very poor English. Rooms offer only the very basic necessities and two towels a day. When we called down for an additional towel because the shower was leaking into the bathroom and bedroom, they told us we would receive more towels when the room was cleaned that afternoon!! The hotel is 15 minutes and 400-500 step CLIMB from the city center so as far as culinary choices, you’re stuck with the restaurants on site which are average and extremely overpriced- just like the hotel. When we ordered dessert after our meal, our waiter rolled his eyes, as if finished our meal was an inconvenience to him. It was an awful experience and the grounds do not justify the price in hotel. Villa Cimbrone is a nice stop for an hour if you’re in the town of ravello but I could never recommend to anyone to stay at the hotel or eat at the restaurants on site. Waste of time and money.
  • Amazing property created by romantic English rich guy, now turned into hotel, wedding venue and public garden (admission EUR 7) with one of the best views in the world. Easily.
  • Majestic villa with undoubtedly the best views in Ravello. Worth a trip up the mountain for this alone. The restaurant is also excellent, has amazing views and is well priced for the quality!

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