Wednesday, March 18, 2020

An Italian Adventure: Part IV, Ravello

The Little Magpie Guide to Ravello and Amalfi Villa Rufolo Hotel Review
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Hello pals! I wasn't quite sure whether to continue with travel posts at the moment, but I realised that I've personally enjoyed reading and seeing other people's for a wee bit of escapism over the last few days. I love the 'Accidentally Wes Anderson' account on Instagram and their take on it: '(travel posts) not only provide us with a little glimpse outside of our current situation but will also be here when this is over and we are ready for some much needed respite' really resonated so, with that in mind, I thought I'd continue to post in the hope that it serves as a welcome distraction and as somewhere you can lose yourself in with a cup of tea and a biscuit or three. 

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So, after we’d left Ischia and sad our sad goodbyes to Alberto – catch the post here if you missed it – we took the ferry to Amalfi (via Capri) followed by a short bus to Villa San Michele. It’s another family run hotel and is built into the cliffside so one of the first things you notice is the very, very special view of the sea you're treated to during your time there. It's only a fifteen minute walk into Amalfi but we decided to go half board for the two nights we were there and were so glad we did! The food was incredible, it's made by Nicola's wife Rosa each night and gluten free wasn't a problem. For breakfast each table is treated to a huge spread of fresh fruit, yoghurt, fresh pastries and bread (sadly not gluten free but they did have gluten free melba toast), freshly squeezed orange juice, coffee and tea, meats and cheeses and, best of all, you get to enjoy it with that incredible, bougainvillea framed view of the sea. My favourite part of the hotel – as you can probably guess by the five million photos – was the private area down by the sea, where I could quite easily have spent the entire two days. There’s steps down to the sea so you can dip in and out as you please, there were always loungers available as well as snorkelling gear and floats so we had a couple of lovely morning swims followed by crisps, coke and card games (the ultimate holiday combination of c's) on the loungers. Like I mentioned, the hotel’s within walking distance of Amalfi - although you are walking down the roadside so just make sure you’re comfortable with this and, if not, there are regular buses that stop right outside the hotel - and there are also regular buses in the opposite direction up to Ravello (about a twenty minute journey) so we decided to spend an afternoon in each! I don’t really have many recommendations for either, sadly, as we only had a few hours in each but – as with most towns along the Amalfi Coast – they’re quite small, so my main recommendation would be to wander round at your own pace, stopping for a drink here and a gelato there and taking it all in. My only diary for Ravello reads ‘lots of cats’ so there’s that.

And there we have it! Part four of our adventure. Parts five and six (honestly I don't know how this happened - originally I said I'd take it as a holiday, then I said I'd do one blog post and now... this) will be coming your way very soon. I hope you enjoyed this post and that it provided a welcome distraction, if there's anything else you'd like to see at the moment please let me know! Our plan this evening is to make some macaroni cheese and finally watch Captain Fantastic but I'll keep sharing what we get up to each day to hopefully provide some at-home inspiration. 

Amy 

3 comments:

Natalya Amour said...

It's tragic everything that has been happening!!! I cannot believe this virus. Such a beautiful place. I really enjoyed this escape.

the gold lipstick said...

What a beautiful place!

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Teresa Halminton said...

Beautiful photos and outfits! Looks like you had a great experience.
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