Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Ravello
About Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Ravello
Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Ravello - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Via Santa Chiara, 26, 84010 Ravello SA, Italy
Ticket Price: 7 EUR
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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An old farmhouse turned into a magnificent palace is one of the top attractions in Ravello. This place got its transformation with the initiatives taken by Lord Grimthorpe around 20th century. Apart from the villa, presently a luxury hotel, the gardens around it are talk of the town and are frequented by locals and visitors alike.
Well-manicured garden is adorned with various colorful flowers, beautiful sculptures and a couple of lookout points with provide the visitors with the exceptional view of the city and boundless sea. Gardens also play host to various events throughout the year like weddings or a private event. And they are open to public all days of the year.
Villa Cimbrone Gardens Information
- Don’t forget to take your camera along as the views from the garden terrace are breath-taking.
Villa Cimbrone Gardens Ticket Prices
- Discounts are available for group visits and for visitors under 12 years of age. Visitors can also book a guided tour. Call at +39 089 857459.
How To reach Villa Cimbrone Gardens by Public Transport
- Can be explored on foot.
Restaurants Near Villa Cimbrone Gardens
- Ristorante Pizzeria Vittoria
- A Paranza
- Da Salvatore
- Cumpa Cosimo
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Villa Cimbrone Gardens, Ravello Reviews - Write a Review
TRAVELLER: AVOID THIS PLACE! We booked a two night stay at Villa Cimbrone in a Junior Suite, for the princely sum of €1,090 (US$1,300) per night. So it’s not exactly what you’d call cheap, at least not in terms of their pricing. In their confirmation email, they made the bland statement “Events could take place on our premises (gardens and Villa); therefore, entertainment music could be playing until 00:30a.m.”. They make much of this vague-sounding general statement in an effort to excuse what is completely inexcusable. When we checked into our fancy, overpriced suite, they certainly didn’t tell us that they had also planned a large wedding party in the space directly below our room, featuring loud (and alas, not very good) music, going on until midnight. If they had been honest with us about their plans, we certainly would not have accepted the room, at any price. Of course, they knew that too, so they chose the commercially expedient route which was simply to conceal their intentions from us. Starting about 1:00 pm in the afternoon the next day, the wedding festivities started up in the hallway right outside our room, where the wedding party took photos of everyone involved, prettied up the bridesmaids, and conversed with each other in loud voices through the entire afternoon. We finally fled the room at about 3 pm to get away from the racket. After dinner, the dancing and shrieking part of the party started up, with a loud DJ set up right below our bed – maybe 3 meters away. A bit before 10 pm, when we finally complained to the Front Desk, they explained that they were personally very sorry we were being inconvenienced. Somehow it didn’t seem like much of a consolation. They offered to move us into a different room, in an inferior category, but in a hotel with only 16 rooms, none of them was really much better. Those five stars Villa Cimbrone is sporting relate strictly to the real estate, which is certainly very nice. Being a paying guest there is not so nice, however. In addition to running a large-scale commercial wedding mill on the premises, they also take in daily large swarms of tourists to view the gardens, who wander around from 9 am until 7 pm, at 7 Euros apiece. The problem with Villa Cimbrone seems to be that the management is bent on wringing every last possible centime of revenue out of this property, no matter what the impact is on the unfortunates who are paying through the nose for the dubious privilege of staying here. Our advice is: spend 7 Euros to tour the Villa Cimbrone’s gardens, and stay somewhere else. For a whole lot less than $1,300 a night, you will have plenty of good options. There are lots of great hotels to have a comfortable, peaceful, quiet stay in Ravello, where the management actually cares about its regular paying customers. But the Villa Cimbrone definitely isn’t one of them.
Beautiful tourist site with peaceful gardens and spectacular views - better even than Villa Rufolo in my opinion. Bar makes mean cocktails as well, if a little pricey. Well worth a visit.
View from end terrace is really the best view in the world, like guides say. Gardens are very nice, however Villa Rufolo has nicer gardens (nice to be spoiled for top class choice). Hotel is just expensive wedding venue, usually with a lot of noise in overpriced rooms from next door weddings. End terrace (terrace of infinity) must be seen in sunshine and blue ski to admire the best view in the world!
Watch out in case you are planing your wedding there! They are not only hiding plenty of costs but they are also totally unflexible. They will ripp you off step by step. More to come...
Stunning views in a nice garden. Ravello definitely our favourite place to visit. A little more authentic Italian and lovely to sip a coffee in the piazza and watch the locsls enjoying their day.