Villa Cimbrone

sights / Parks & gardens

Villa Cimbrone information

Location
Ravello , Italy
Address
Via Santa Chiara 26
Telephone
+390 89 85 80 72
Prices
adult/reduced €6/3
Opening hours
9am-sunset
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Some way east of Piazza Duomo, the early 20th-century Villa Cimbrone is worth a wander, if not for the 11th-century villa itself (now an upmarket hotel), then for the fabulous views from the delightful gardens. They’re best admired from an awe-inspiring terrace lined with classical-style statues and busts. Something of a bohemian retreat in its early days, the villa was frequented by Greta Garbo and her lover Leopold Stokowski as a secret hideaway. Other illustrious former guests included Virginia Woolf, Winston Churchill, DH Lawrence and Salvador Dalı.