My wife and I went to Ravello on our last day while visiting the Amalfi Coast, and it was well worth the trip. We hired a driver (Alex) through Positano Limousine Service to take us from Positano to Ravello, about a one hour incredibly breathtaking drive frought with spectacular views of the dramatic contrast of mountains and sea that is the Amalfi Coast. We definitely recommend this way of travel rather than driving there yourself. The roads are challenging, the parking is scarce, and you really get "the whole package" by going this way. Costs are about 40 euro per hour. Alex also recommended a great family run restaurant for lunch. He also had us lined up to taste some local wines, had we decided to try that as well.
Ravello sits way up on top of the mountain above Amalfi. There is a main square which is typical of most towns in Italy. There are three five star hotels, one right next to the other, each more spectacular and dripping with opulence than the other. Following the path from the square, a spirited 10 to 15 minute walk will bring you to the Villa Cimbrone, an awesome spectacle in its own right.
Sprawling for what seems to be an endless expanse stretch the finely manicured gardens of this masterpiece. The pathway leads to a cliff where you can view the awesome Amalfi Coast. It is so high up that looking straight down induces slight vertigo.The original house has been converted to a hotel. Self guided tours cost 6 euro and should not be missed.