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“beautiful gardens and even better view” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Cimbrone Gardens

Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Via Santa Chiara 26, 84010 Ravello, Italy
+39 089 857459
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Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Ravello
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Walking
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“beautiful gardens and even better view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

views were spectacular. gardens huge and well laid out with many statues each with their own

story. the villa is a hotel and we did not go in but the gardens are worth it alone.

Visited April 2014
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“The most astonishingly,enticing,exhilarating view in a town composed of views.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Returning from Ravello,we conclude with the second most obvious activity (the most is to sit on the terrace):
There are, very little more delicacies on a summer's day, then a stroll in the cool and rustling garden of the Villa Cimbrone,a simple Renaissance -style villa with Moorish-infuenced cloistres from which the garden cascades Its a complicated park filled with flower beds and small statuary,paths and groves with thickets.
You enter the garden in birdsong,past a bank of pink and blue hydrangeas, under a canopy of pale green frosted-looking grapes. Along the tree-shadowed path to the promontory: spiked purple acanthias,tritore and petunias with masses of daisies leaning to catch some sun.
Step into the small Doric Temple of Ceres where the harvest goddess stands as serene in her marble drapery as our Salerno bride, inclining her smartly coifed head.. At last you emerge from the enveloping shade of the tree-lined path onto the most astonishing promontory in this town of 'overlooks',guarded its seven white marble busts.
Make sure you get to the terrace called 'infinity',where you gaze out ,not into infinity,but over Amalfi below,to the sweep of Tyrrhenian Sea and the Cilento mountains beyond: the most enticing,exhilarating view in a town composed of views.
You up for a stroll into the piazza,perhaps a coffee under an umbrella,a peek into the cathedral...certainly a nap?

Visited October 2013
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Breathtaking views and easy wandering. Expensive to get in though for the size and out of season not much to see, should be cheaper in low season really.

Visited March 2014
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“Not worth in March”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Low season rating, pro: great view from terrace, garden area; con: a lot closed, high price, burning wood during visiting times.

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“The Real Italy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

After my husband and I spent many nights in Firenze and Rome we were looking for something a little more laid-back and less crowded in the month of March. We took a taxi ride up to the cute little village located in the mountains overlooking the ocean. This was by far the most breathtaking and beautiful rustic part of Italy had encountered on the trip. Just the walk there up the cobblestone streets with cute house signs and lush bushes along with Vineyards from the beautiful old wooden door at Village and browned that opened up to the Villa you undoubtedly got a beautiful welcome to such an amazing gem. I was also impressed by the cleanliness of the facilities along with the kindness of the people who worked there, to me those simple things really make a difference. I highly recommend coming here and sightseeing over the cliffs looking out into the Mediterranean. Come here to see beautiful things simplicity old architecture breathtaking views and to have a deeper understanding for the beauty of Italy.

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