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“High Adventure Going Down Hill”

Ravello - Atrani Walk
Ranked #4 of 34 things to do in Ravello
Certificate of Excellence
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Santa Monica, California
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“High Adventure Going Down Hill”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

This is a steep, paved stairway- path through the Amalfi Coast's agricultural backstage--a golden-green patchwork of tiny orchards, cornfields, groves, gardens and a few remaining vineyards. Many minute homes, barns, and sheds, overhung with a tracery of lemon branches, line the route. The tiny Church of St. Pio is a gem-like landmark.

We took the downward leg of this route from Ravello to Minori. It was our favorite walk of our vacation. It took us nearly 90 minutes. I counted 1,215 descending steps and seven ascending steps on our route, plus a number of very welcome flat stretches. There were handrails, but not enough really to count on. The views were astonishing. The signage was barely adequate; the lighting along the way appeared to be broken down, so forget about doing this by night.

Note that this route is not just a tourist attraction but a main street of many of the local cliff dwellers. If only for the sake and safety of the hundreds who depend on it every day, you'd expect it to be better maintained. So it loses a star because it isn't as well kept as it ought to be.

But we loved every foot of it.

Visited October 2013
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“Lots and lots and lots and lots....... of steps but well worth it”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Walked from Ravello down to MInori and then back over to Atrani. Fabulous breath taking views, excellent old stone pathways, passing through little hamlets, gardens, lemon groves full of fruit, olives, figs and other fruits, wild flowers, vegetables such as corgettes growing down the walls, and butterflies and lizards a plenty (oh and the odd snake!)
The walk back up from Atrani to Ravello is in the majority all steps of differing breadths and heights which can make it pretty tiring - but would definitely not say this is a reason not to do. Just be warned there are a lot and when it is warm it is very hot work - but see it as part of the effort to really experience what it is like to live on this part of the coast.

Visited October 2013
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

If you are visiting the area this is a MUST SEE! The views are breathtaking. There are some great shops a long the way and of course a beautiful church to see. The garden's are beautiful too!

Visited October 2013
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Georgetown, Canada
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Nothing to dislike here if you are a walker/hiker.
Quiet and serene with complimentary views.
Not many railings but steep stairs mixed with flat walking.
Wonderful little Piazza restaurants in Atrani once you arrive.

Visited September 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Definitely a must while in Ravello”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Definitely a must while in Ravello. The walk is downhill towards Atrani which is fairly easy but going back up was much tougher so think twice before doing this if you are not so fit.
The walk is part pathways, stairs and a little of walking on the road.
Take care when walking on the road as cars can fly around the bends.
Make sure you sit in the square at Atrani and have lunch afterwards. A well earned rest!

Visited September 2013
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