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“Tough but worth it”

Ravello - Atrani Walk
Ranked #4 of 35 things to do in Ravello
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

almost 2000 steps; definitely our sport for the day but wonderful views on the sea in between vines, lemon trees. You have to go to the Villa Rufolo for the picture postcard iconic views. From June to Sept there is the music festival... an extra motivation for climbing up the steps!

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Setting off in the (slightly) cooler morning, we walked up to Ravello from Atrani and, despite tired legs and hot bodies, delighted in the views along the magnificent Amalfi coast. A walk well worth taking and the reward at the end - the truly lovely little town of Ravello set high above Amalfi - was wonderful. After exploring the town, we took a slightly different route back down via at least 700 steps - wobbly legs - stopping along the way to have lunch and admire the surroundings at leisure. The Great Ocean Road (Victoria) has been well and truly usurped! Wow!

2  Thank Hatfia
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

A rigorous workout amidst splendiferous views. Not for the faint of heart or couch potatoes. the trail is mostly for donkeys and hiking fanatics, but more than worthwhile. I would not even think about trying it in reverse.

1  Thank MichaelL20016
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We walked down from Ravello to our villa at Castiglione di Ravello. It is reasonably well signposted although we had to ask someone where to start - beside the Villa Rufolo - it says Marmorata to start with and then we pick up the Amalfi signs. Some of the steps are quite steep and rugged so it is not an easy walk down. Highlight was going past the Mama Agata's Cook school as we had seen this in the final of BBC's Masterchef! It takes the best part of an hour to get down.

4  Thank Fiona186534
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Ravello sits high above the coast and a visit is a must if you are vacationing in Amalfi. If you have time to spare, the trail from Ravello to Atrani is more fun that taking a taxi down the mountain.

I did the hike with my wife and three kids ages 15, 13 and 11. The hike down is not particularly difficult as long as you are in some semblance of shape and have no major knee problems. There are no ridges or spots that people with fear of heights will need to worry about. There are however a lot of stairs. (you better be in very good shape if you are walking up) My hat is off to the people who live in these towns. I complain about not being able to get a good parking spot at the grocery store; these people walk 1500 stairs.

The views during the walk are beautiful. The hike takes about an hour and fifteen minutes. We didn't see a sole on the way down; kind of a cool feeling of being "remote." There was one store along the trail where you could buy lemoncello but not water. (I recommend bringing plenty of water during the summer; there is only one water fountain when you get close to the end).

The trail dumps you into the small quaint town of Atrani. Plan ahead and bring a bathing suit as Atrani has a nice beach. We walked from Atrani to Amalfi via the pedestrian tunnel. The walk to Amalfi takes about 15 minutes.

7  Thank Ravens32
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