Villa Piedimonte occupies a strategic location in Ravello (Amalfi Coast) at Via della Repubblica no. 1, close to the Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium and the City Centre.
- Ravello Duomo 600 m (5-minute walk)
- Infinity Terrace of Villa Cimbrone 1 km (10-15-minute walk)
- Ravello Castiglione Beach 2 km
- Minori 2 km
- Amalfi 3 km
- Maiori 4 km
- Salerno 25 km
- Naples 55 km
- Capodichino Naples International Airport 55 Km
How to reach us.
By Car. From the main highways of Northern Italy: drive in direction A1 – Napoli, exit towards E45 – A3 Salerno – Reggio Calabria then exit towards Angri Sud, follow the road (25 Km), through Valico di Chiunzi (Chiunzi Pass), signing “Ravello” and “Costiera Amalfitana”.
From the main highways of Southern Italy: Drive in direction A3 – Napoli, exit towards Salerno then follow the road signing “Vietri sul Mare” e “Ravello” driving through “Strada Statale 163 Amalfitana”.
By Plane. Villa Piedimonte also offers a Transfer Service from Naples Capodichino International Airport (on payment).
By Train. From Salerno Railway Station take the line 5120 SITA Buses to Amalfi and switch to line 5110 until Ravello.
Villa Piedimonte also offers a Transfer Service from Salerno Railway Station (on payment).
OSCAR NIEMEYER AUDITORIUM
Ravello, City of Music, entrusted Oscar Niemeyer, one of the greatest architects of our time, with the construction of the auditorium, which stands on an oblong square offering a breathtaking panorama. Its concave shape, reminiscent of the perfect sound box of a mandolin or a Mediaeval helmet, makes for perfect acoustics. The hall seats 406; the facility is complemented by a recording studio, a rehearsal room and parking for 110 cars over two floors.
Paolo Caruso had the idea for the festival back in 1953: on the wake of earlier music events dedicated to Richard Wagner, he thought of an event designed specifically for lovers of the German composer’s music. Since 2003, the Ravello Foundation has been in charge of the organisation of the Ravello Festival, which is built around a different theme each year.
Many international orchestras have performed at the festival through the years.
Villa Rufolo was built in the 13th century and is nestled in Ravello’s historic centre, just in front of the Duomo, on Vescovado Square. The villa used to belong to the wealthy Rufolo family which, in the second half of the 13th century, became one of the most important families of the South. The villa was then inherited by other owners before being sold to the Scotsman Francis Nevile Reid who restored it and gave it its current form.
Built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Amalfi Coast, Villa Cimbrone is one of Ravello’s must sees. The area is largely covered by a park decorated with statues, antiquities,
fountains and grottos. It is also home to the Infinity Terrace which overlooks the Bay of Salerno and the Amalfi Coast nearby and is considered one of the most beautiful views in the world.
The majestic cathedral, the enchanted cloister courts and the old squares with the exclusive handmade paper, ceramic art, limoncello, sandals. Amalfi is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, made of scents, fine food and the sea, all enhanced by the rich folklore of its events: the celebrations of Good Friday, Christmas and New Year’s Day, the Regatta of the Historical Maritime Republics, and the Byzantine New Year.
Capri, the island in the Bay of Naples, is famous for its craggy geography, the exclusive hotels and the shopping, that ranges from haute couture to limoncello to handmade leather sandals. One of the best-known sites is the Blue Cave, a dark cave were the sea water takes on azure hues thanks to the presence of an underground cave that filters the sunlight.
Positano, the pearl of the coast, features the typical architecture of the Amalfi Coast, made of flights of steps, porticos, underpasses and narrow alleyways; small shops offer the best Positano fashion, typical local foodstuffs – where the lemon is star – and where expert craftsmen manufacture customised flip flops and clogs.
Spread over 66 ha, Pompeii is a unique complex of public and private buildings, monuments, sculpture, paintings and mosaics of such importance for the history of archaeology and antiquity that UNESCO has recognised it as a World Heritage Site. The ash and tephra that buried the city following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 CE also preserved it perfectly.
Naples rises at the heart of the bay that bears its name next to Mount Vesuvius, the still-active volcano known for having destroyed the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. Tracing its origins back to the second millennium BC, Naples boasts of centuries of history of art and architecture, such as the Duomo of San Gennaro and its frescoes, the sumptuous Royal Palace and the Angevin Keep, a building that dates back to the 13th century.