Villa Cimbrone

Location Ravello

Postcode 84010

Telephone +39 089 857459/858072

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Why we love it...

The ultimate romantic setting

The Place

It’s hard to imagine a more romantic setting than the Villa Cimbrone’s, in the fabulous gardens laid out by English aristocrat Lord Grimthorpe in Ravello during the early 19th century. A formal network of paths and beds with wilder landscaped areas, they boast a belvedere, from where you can admire ‘the most beautiful view in the world’, according to Ravello habitué Gore Vidal. The villa is equally enchanting. A 12thC building, revived by Grimthorpe and recently restored again, it has kept all its period features including splendid stone fireplaces and tiled floors, and is crammed with knick-knacks, books, oil paintings and antiques. Through white Gothic doors, the comfortable bedrooms are all individually and exquisitely decorated. It feels exactly like a private house, and it’s easy to see why the famous, from D.H. Lawrence to Greta Garbo and her lover Leopold Stokowsky, have taken refuge here.
When we visited the Villa Cimbrone, we felt that all it lacked was its own restaurant. We have just heard that it is planning to open one, which should be a great addition to this lovely place. It will mean that guests won’t have to make the 10-minute walk into town for dinner every night, and simply relish having the gardens all to themselves once the daytime visitors have left.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€€
Rooms 19; 15 double and twin, one single, 2 suites, all with bath or shower; all rooms have phone, TV, air conditioning, minibar, hairdrier, safe
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities sitting room, breakfast room, dining room, terrace, garden, tennis
Children accepted
Disabled access difficult
Pets not accepted

To Book

Contact Giorgio Vuilleumier
Call +39 089 857459/858072
Fax +39 089 857777
Email info@villacimbrone.it
Website www.villacimbrone.it

Good To Know

Address Via Santa Chiara 26 84010
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The Location

Find this place: in Villa Cimbrone gardens, 10 minutes? walk from town centre; public car park in town (luggage service)

What's nearby: Monastero di Santa Chiara; Convento di San Francesco