Villa Cimbrone in Ravello is one of the most instantly recognisable sights along the Amalfi Coast with its Terrace of Infinity with its marvellous views and marble busts.
Yet another iconic image of the Amalfi Coast belongs to Ravello and in particular to Villa Cimbrone.
The famous Terrace of Infinity, lined with its marble busts lies within the villa's beautiful gardens. From the terrace you can enjoy panoramic, vertiginous (and quite scary if you're a vertigo sufferer!) views down to the coastal towns including tiny Atrani.
Located around 10 minutes walk from Piazza Duomo in the centre of Ravello, Villa Cimbrone is a complex that includes a luxury hotel and a cafè in addition to the garden and the famous terrace.
The villa dates back to the 11th Century, a time that many perceive as a "golden era" in Ravello's history when it was an independent republic. Over the years, ownership of the villa has passed through the hands of wealthy families including the Acconciajoco, D'Angio and Sasso families as well as the Fusco family who were related to the famous Pitti family from Florence.
The villa stood in a state of decline during the period of World War Two but had new life breathed into it during the late 1960's when it was looked after by the Vuilleumier family who restored it to its former glory.
Villa Cimbrone is open to the public from 9am to sunset every day of the year with ticket prices for adults of €7.