Ravello is the starting point for numerous walks – some of which follow ancient paths through the surrounding Lattari mountains. If you’ve got the legs for it, you can walk down to Minori via an attractive route of steps, hidden alleys and olive groves, passing the picturesque hamlet of Torello en route. This 2.5km walk kicks off just to the left of Villa Rufolo and takes around 45 minutes. Alternatively, you can head the other way, to Amalfi, via the ancient village of Scala. Once a flourishing religious centre with more than a hundred churches, and the oldest settlement on the Amalfi Coast, Scala (2km from Ravello) is now a pocket-sized, sleepy place where the wind whistles through empty streets. In the central square, the Romanesque duomo retains some of its 12th-century solemnity. Ask at the Ravello tourist office for more information on local walks.