Featured holiday Ravello Music Festival holiday Italy

3 nights/4 days
This is a tailor-made music festival holiday to the well-established Ravello Festival in Italy. Enjoy your pick of a programme of classical music held in venues in Ravello. We include one performance as the basic. Others can be added. With the backdrop of the Amalfi coast as scenery you can be sure of a sublime evening of musical entertainment.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Naples return, economy
  • Private car transfers Naples to Ravello and back
  • Ticket for one concert performance
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Luxury music festival holiday to the Ravello Festival

This is suggested music festival holiday with three nights included in Ravello. The Ravello Festival is held over two months every summer. The concerts take place in the Villa Ruffino, the villa that inspired Wagner’s Parsifal, in the Sala dei Cavalieri and also on the outdoor stage, the Belvedere Villa Rufolo. Full orchestras perform works by famous composers such as Beethoven, Wagner, Chopin, Bach and Mozart, as well as lesser known Italian composers such as Scarlatti and Cimarosa. The Ravello Festival’s main venue includes a suspended stage, built in the stunning gardens of the villa, with panoramic views over the Amalfi coast and the sea. Top calibre artists, orchestras from the major opera houses in Italy, and musicians come to perform here each year, making this a wonderful holiday not to forget. We can organise tickets on your behalf to the Ravello Festival. Tickets must be prepaid at the time of booking and they are non-refundable. (A handling charge is added to the face value of your ticket if you ask any agent in the UK to make the reservation for you). The organisers reserve the right to change the programme.

Highlights

Stay in a hotel in Ravello • Performance of your choice at the Ravello Festival • Choice of additional performances • Add on extra nights • Private car transfers included


Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Mountain view queen room for 3 nights

From about

£1,830 Palazzo Avino

£2,270 Belmond Caruso

Holiday Code FHIT03

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury music festival holiday to the Ravello Festival

You arrive at Naples airport and are met by your private car and driver and transferred to Ravello. The driving time is about 90 minutes. You check-in to your hotel where you spend 3 nights.

You are in Ravello for two full days with time to relax and explore in between attending at least one concert at the Ravello festival during your stay. Ravello is renowned for its dramatic position in the hills above the Amalfi Coast. There are splendid panoramas from the town of the coast below and the hills with their patchwork fields of olives and citrus. The gardens of the Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone are world-famous. You might also want to take time to visit the coast. The town of Amalfi with its port, cloisters and cathedral of Sant’Andrea, an Arab-Norman building with a striped Byzantine façade have plenty of sightseeing, shops and restaurants. The Palazzo Avino has its own beach club by the sea and the Belmond Caruso offers a daily boat trip and has a complementary shuttle service.

Depending on the time of your return flight, there may be some free time today before you are collected by your car and driver for the return journey to Naples airport. Or, you may be extending your stay in Italy and travelling on to another destination.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Mountain view queen room for 3 nights

From about

£1,830 Palazzo Avino

£2,270 Belmond Caruso

Holiday Code FHIT03

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include ● Three nights’ bed and breakfast in a Mountain view queen double room at the Palazzo Avino, Ravello or in a village view double room at Belmond Caruso, Ravello
● Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Naples return, economy
● Private car transfers Naples to Ravello and back
● Ticket for one concert performance
● Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Tickets for the Ravello Festival

We can organise tickets for you for performances and events at the Ravello Festival. Tickets must be prepaid at the time of booking and they are non-refundable. (A handling charge is added to the face value of your ticket if you ask any agent in the UK to make the reservation for you). The organisers reserve the right to change the programme.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Mountain view queen room for 3 nights

From about

£1,830 Palazzo Avino

£2,270 Belmond Caruso

Holiday Code FHIT03

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • Three nights’ bed and breakfast in a Mountain view queen double room at the Palazzo Avino, Ravello or in a village view double room at Belmond Caruso, Ravello
• Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Naples return, economy
• Private car transfers Naples to Ravello and back
• Ticket for one concert performance
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

The journey and how you get there You fly to Naples which is served by direct flights from London Gatwick with British Airways that operate daily, with more than one flight a day. Ravello is about 90 minutes’ drive from Naples airport and a private car transfer is included both ways. If you want the use of a hire-car, we can arrange one for you instead of a transfer.

Luxury music festival holiday to the Ravello Festival

Expressions Holidays offers you these hotels for this holiday.
Hotels included in this tour
Ravello
Palazzo Avino

Palazzo Avino is a 5-star deluxe boutique hotel occupying a very privileged location on the Amalfi Coast. Excellent cuisine and spa facilities and a sense of opulent historicity afford guests a truly luxurious and indulgent experience.

Mountain View Queen Double room

Belmond Hotel Caruso

The Belmond Hotel Caruso is a striking boutique hotel with glorious views of the surrounding area. The excellent spa facilities, gourmet local cuisine and scenic location on the Amalfi coast offer guests a luxuriously peaceful experience.

Village View Double room

From about Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Mountain view queen room for 3 nights

Holiday Code FHIT03

Luxury music festival holiday to the Ravello Festival

About Amalfi Coast

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Amalfi Coast is perfect for those looking for relaxation as well as sightseeing in coastal towns such as Amalfi, Positano, Ravello and Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast as well as the islands of Capri and Ischia. The Amalfi Coast is best known for its dramatic coastal scenery, deep gorges and violently-shaped rocks that plunge into a deep blue sea, tempered by the luxuriant vegetation that thrives in the favourable climate; lemons, oranges, olives, almonds, vines, camellias and bougainvillaea. Human habitation thrives in the tiny fishing villages in rocky coves and in the pink and white-washed flat-roofed or domed buildings that hug the cliffs in layers. The Amalfi Coast's history of trading throughout the Mediterranean still shows in the Moorish and Byzantine architectural styles; domes and arcades, wrought-iron balconies and colourful ceramic tiles which depict the region. The cuisine of the Amalfi Coast is light and simple, based on local fish and shellfish, lemons and oranges, mozzarella and fresh herbs. Whilst the climate of the Amalfi Coast is particularly appealing too, there are numerous excursion and sightseeing possibilities for your holiday including the islands of Procida, Capri and Ischia, the city of Naples, the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the romance of Ravello, the bustle of Sorrento and the charm of Positano.

Highlights of the Amalfi Coast

A drive along the Amalfi coast from Positano to Amalfi offers stunning and breath-taking scenery. Visit the Emerald Cave near Vettica Minore by boat. Enjoy the superb view of the coast from the 13th Century Gothic Villa Rufolo in Ravello (we offer garden tour holidays of the Amalfi Coast and Capri including a visit to Villa Rufolo). Spend a full day visiting the awe-inspiring site of Pompeii, visiting the remains of the villas containing both vibrant and delicate frescoes. Herculaneum is nearby and also worth visiting. The Greek site of Paestum has outstanding Doric temples. In the resort of Amalfi stroll along the Via Genova and the Via Capuano taking in the typical architecture of Campania with the flower-covered balconies, narrow alleyways leading to fountain-filled little squares. Take the chairlift on Capri to Monte Solaro or walk to the Migliara Belvedere for a view of the lighthouse. On Ischia visit the beaches of Citara and Maronti and enjoy a morning's walk to Monte Epomeo for panoramic views of the coast. Well worth visiting is the often-forgotten island of Procida between Naples and Ischia, with its vines and fishing, flat roofed white houses and atmosphere most characteristic of the region in bygone days. Visit Vietri for ceramics as well as stalls of lemons, garlic and peppers.

Cultural highlights of the Amalfi Coast

The House of the Vettii at Pompeii, the baroque Palazzo Reale at Caserta, Villa Jovis in Capri, the Doric temples of Paestum, Michelozzo`s tomb of Cardinal Rinaldo Brancaccio in the 14th Century church of Sant`Angelo, and in Naples: `Modesty` by Antonio Corradini in the Cappella Sansevero, the Gothic church of San Lorenzo Maggiore and the Majolica tiles in the cloisters of the 14th Century Santa Chiara.

Festivals on the Amalfi Coast

The Ravello music festival June to July, the festival of San Costanzo on 14 May on Capri, the festival of Sant`Antonio in Anacapri on 13 June, the festival of Madonna della Liberta in Marina Grande in September, Lo Sbarco dei Saraceni in Positano on the second Sunday in August.

Gastronomy of the Amalfi Coast

Neapolitan cuisine is now famous the world over for its use of tomatoes, pizza, mozzarella cheese, dried pasta and lemons. Local specialities include Mozzarella in Carrozza, Panzanella alla napoletana, Pasta alla sorrentina (with scamorza cheese and tomatoes), Sartu (an elaborate rice pie stuffed with meats, sausages, mushrooms etc), Timballo di Maccheroni (also elaborate with maccheroni baked in a pie and a sauce of chicken livers, mushrooms and black truffles), Carciofi ripieni alla napoletana (baked stuffed artichokes), Coviglie (a mousse-like dessert), Sproccolati (sun-dried figs on sticks) and Sfogliatelle (breakfast pastries). The region produces a number of excellent red and white wines. The most famous white is called Lacrimi Christi, from vines grown on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Taurasi from Avellino is a full-bodied red. Capri, Ischia and Sorrento all produce their own local wines.

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