Furore

Furore

Furore is one of the most picturesque villages on the Amalfi Coast. It is a UNESCO heritage site and is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Known above all for its evocative Fiordo, as we’ll see in the next paragraphs, it is also the home of one of the most appreciated wines in the world.

A small reality with great riches, all waiting to be discovered. Furore will enrapture you above all for its landscape aspect.

It appears, in fact, as an evocative village nestled in a deep valley: a crib of little houses clinging to the slopes of the Lattari Mountains, untouched by the passage of time, nestled between sheer cliffs and rich vegetation climbing the rocky walls.

How to get to Furore

Furore is only 45 km from Naples, and about 38 km from Salerno, so it is easily reached by both public and private transportation.

βœ… If you want to travel to Furore by car, you must take the A3 Naples-Salerno motorway and exit at the Castellammare di Stabia exit. Take the SS 366 to Agerola, and continue following the signs for Furore.

Or, once in Salerno, you will have to exit at the Vietri Sul Mare tollbooth and continue in the direction of the Amalfi Coast. Passing through Vietri, and continuing along the Amalfitan State Road 163, you will reach Furore.

βœ… If ,instead, you would like to reach Furore by public transport, you can use the Circumvesuviana and reach Sorrento, where you can take a SITA Sorrento-Amalfi bus, and in Amalfi take another SITA bus, Amalfi-Agerola line, which will stop in Furore.

The nearest train station, however, is Salerno.

βœ… So if you want to travel by train, once you reach Salerno, you can take a SITA bus on the Salerno-Amalfi route, and in Amalfi take another SITA Amalfi-Agerola bus.

The Amalfi Coast, with its tortuous road of twists and turns, is generally renowned for two main things: the beauty of its places and the difficulty in reaching them.

Reaching Furore and the picturesque Fiordo can be challenging because there are no parking lots in the immediate vicinity, while traveling by public transportation involves various doubts about which buses to take, which stops to get off at, not to mention the need to take multiple buses to reach one’s destination if one starts from towns other than Amalfi.

To meet the needs of travelers who choose the Amalfi Coast as their travel destination, we have written a comprehensive guide dedicated to getting around the Amalfi Coast. The guide is free and contains all the information you need to discover the various destinations both by car and by public transportation.

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Where to sleep in Furore

Looking for a hotel in Furore? Here are our recommendations for you!

Casa Vacanze

Casalena

Furore – Via San Nicola 3
9.6
Exceptional –
25 reviews
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La Vigna di Bacco

Furore – Via Giambattista Lama 9
9.6
Exceptional –
26 reviews
Hotel

La Locanda Del Fiordo

Furore – Via Trasita 9
9.0
Superb –
299 reviews

What to See in Furore: Tours and Excursions

Furore, with its wild beauty, invites you to engage in a fantastic journey of discovery, between art and nature. Walking along the streets of Furore, you can admire the seaside village with its cluster of little houses clustered on the side of a wall of the fjord, the old paper mill, the mill, the little church in the rock, the elusive stairways, the lost path in the woods and Anna Magnani’s house museum.

Let’s start in order!

πŸ“ Fiordo di Furore

Fiordo di Furore and State Road 163 Amalfitana

impossible not to mention it as the main attraction of the village. After all, this split in the rock, around which little houses and monazzeni gather, seemingly clinging to the rock, deeply impresses those who come there for the first time. In fact, it is not really a fjord, but a valley carved by the Schiato River. We recommend that you observe the picturesque landscape from the top of the bridge on State Road 163 Amalfitana and then take the staircase at the end of the bridge to descend down to the sea. Please note that the fjord and the beach can only be reached on foot.

πŸ“ Art murals

will be the first thing you notice as you walk through the village. These art installations on the walls of the houses and the village, created by an initiative of the municipality in 1980, make Furore an authentic open-air museum, where the roughness of the territory is mitigated by the imagination of the artists whose works have given the village a cultural identity. Author’s walls by Luigi and Rosario Gazzella, Leone, Padula, Di Meglio, Vettori and foreign artists such as Gilow, Werner, Wontroba, Argan and Lopez; thanks to whom Furore has joined the Italian Association of Painted Countries.

πŸ“£ Other places in Fuore that you just can’t miss !

πŸ”Ή The Hermitage of Santa Barbara, is an early medieval rock monastic site located near the Grotta di Santa Barbara.

πŸ”Ή The Church of St. James the Apostle, built on a rock chapel dating back to the 11th century, with a multi-story bell tower and a dome of precious majolica, houses inside frescoes of the Giotto school depicting scenes from the life of St. Margaret.

πŸ”Ή The Church of St. Elijah, in Contrada della Cicala, dating from the 13th century, houses a wooden triptych by Angelo Antonello de Capua from 1479 depicting the Madonna and Saints Elijah and Bartholomew.

πŸ”Ή The Church of St. Michael the Archangel features three naves in Baroque style.

πŸ”Ή The Church of Santa Maria della PietΓ , which houses the pre-Napoleonic cemetery and the Oratory of the Immaculate Conception

πŸ”Ή Rock Chapel of St. Catherine of Alexandria: located right in the area surrounding the Fjord, on the right side, behind the beach, surrounded by the recently restored picturesque fishermen’s cottages.

πŸ”Ή In the area surrounding the deep inlet of the Fjord you will notice the “monazzeni“, the old fishermen’s warehouses. Of these, two stand out more than the others and are known to locals as “La Villa del Dottore” and “La Villa della Storta”: these are the two houses that housed director Rossellin.

πŸ”Ή Behind the beach, you may also notice a calcara, a spanditoio and a mill that powered an ancient paper mill.

What to do in Furore

πŸ“£ We have selected the best experiences for you on the Amalfi Coast!

Trekking and walking

πŸ“The path of love

An undemanding but very scenic and romantic walk, 500 meters above sea level with views of Praiano. The path starts from the Church of Sant’Elia and is dotted with decorative majolica tiles that develop the theme of love in all its forms. Strolling through the scents of the Mediterranean scrubland, you arrive at a belvedere that offers a wonderful view of the town of Praiano.

πŸ“ The path of flowering agaves

From the belvedere that represents the end point of the Sentiero dell’Amore (Love Path) starts this walk, which in about two hours leads to Marina di Praia. For this route we recommend that you wear hiking shoes, as in some sections the path proves to be a bit steep.

πŸ“ The Fish Fox Trail

A path of about 40 minutes that through as many as 1,500 steps leads from the Church of Sant’Elia to the Fiordo beach: a walk that gives, especially towards the end, really interesting panoramic views, in a meeting of rocks and sea. A curiosity: the name of the path would derive from a local fox that, having learned the time of day when the fishermen were returning from the sea, silently awaited their arrival to steal some fish.

Experiences to do in Furore

Enjoy the sea, the walks and the slow pace.

Don’t forget to indulge in a few tempting sins of gluttony: here all the products are genuine, grown and prepared directly on the land, such as mountain tomatoes, olive oil and potatoes, which you will find as a base in almost all the dishes of the typical local cuisine.

Among the excellent products of Furore’s food and wine tradition, the Fiorduva, a white wine, extracted from the vines that rise on windswept rocks, stands out.

A climatic condition that gives this wine an unmistakable flavor, so much so that it is considered one of the best white wines in Italy.

We discuss this in depth in an article dedicated to the wines of Furore.

πŸ“£ In addition to the taste experiences, we’d like to point out the zipline: an experience you’re sure to love if you crave a bit of adrenaline. Thanks to a special harness, you will glide along a steel wire, which will give you the sensation of flying over the Fjord of Furore. You can also have this experience as a couple, sharing the thrill of flying over the Fjord of Furore with your other half or your travel companion.

The service also provides GoPro rentals, to record and preserve everything you see during the descent. A one-of-a-kind experience that you won’t easily forget.

The beaches of Furore

βœ… Once you’ve admired the picturesque view of the village from the top of the road, you won’t be able to resist the temptation to walk the 300 or so steps that, passing between delightful crates clinging to the rock, lead you to the beach of the Fiordo di Furore.

Here you will be able to bathe in a unique location and certainly one of the most beautiful beaches on the Amalfi Coast. If your goal is to get a tan in a short time, this beach may not live up to your expectations, since here the sun penetrates with greater difficulty, but it offers, on scorching days, the great advantage of shelter from the sultriness.

βœ… One kilometer from Fiordo beach, reachable only by sea, you will find another beach in Furore, called “Marinella della Madonnina“. The name comes from the presence of a boulder on which grows a bush that, looking at it with a bit of imagination, resembles a Madonna with child.

This beach , completely surrounded by rock, precisely because of its hidden position (it can be hardly identified even from the sea), offers a little corner of privacy , also because it is completely wild and not served by bathing facilities.

Why choose Furore as a travel destination

A village of a few hundred people, living between the sea and the mountains, surrounded by silence and simplicity: this is how this village still looks like a small nativity scene, with its small houses that are lost among olive groves and vineyards and the ever-present stairways, once the only way of communication with Conca dei Marini.

Furore is striking for this peaceful silence, for the evocative atmosphere surrounding the famous Fiordo, which was even the work of the devil, according to a local legend.

πŸ“£ Choose Furore if:

πŸ”Ή You are looking for a unique travel destination that will stay in your heart forever.

πŸ”ΉYour vacation goal is to unplug and relax.

πŸ”Ή You don’t like to travel to destinations taken by storm by crowds and tourists and much prefer quiet, ancient villages.You get around on two wheels: you can easily 

πŸ”Ή reach other destinations on the Amalfi Coast.

The best time to visit Furore

Furore, as already mentioned, is not affected by the flow of tourists that, especially in high season, touches other destinations on the Amalfi Coast. However, again, we advise you to prefer the spring or autumn period, where you will find easier parking and less risk of traffic along the winding State Road 163 Amalfitana.

Remember that there are no parking lots around the Fiordo di Furore: the best solution, to avoid difficulties or possible fines, is to move by scooter or travel on board the SITA SUD buses.

If your intention is to dive into the mirror of water of the mythical Fjord, we recommend the months of June and September, during which the influx of tourists is more contained and the possibilities of enjoying the silence and peace of the place are almost guaranteed.

Events in Furore

βœ… For years the Marmeeting, a world diving championship during which participants dive from a platform set 28 meters above the ground, has been held in Furore.

βœ… The patron saint, San Pasquale Byron, is celebrated on May 17.

Interesting facts about Furore

βœ… The name “Furore” is said to derive from an ancient legend featuring the devil. The terrible creature, in fact, in these very parts would have been seized by an irrepressible physiological need. Having paused to fulfill it, he would then clean himself with some grass picked at the moment.

As chance would have it, the herb was nettle. The devil’s reaction was tremendous: angry, he hurled his own hoof at the rock, splitting it to the sea, generating the striking Fjord. In fact, according to scholars, the name Furore would derive from “Terra Furoris,” an appellation the ancient inhabitants of the place would have given inspired by the roar of the sea that crashes against the rocks during storms.

βœ… We have already given a quick nod to director Rossellini and the divine Anna Magnani, talking about the “Monazzeni,” the fishermen’s buildings, which intersect in the lower part of the village, around the Fiordo. Director Rossellini shot the central episode of his film “Amore” precisely in Furore.

The film’s protagonist was Anna Magnani, with whom the director had a tormented love affair. According to some sources, the relationship would have drawn to a close precisely in the village of Furore. During filming, in fact, a message would have reached Rossellini from Ingrid Bergaman, asking to meet the director. This would have triggered Anna Magnani’s jealousy.

βœ… Furore is the setting for “The Crimes of the Coast,” a series of mystery novels written by the Roman author Umberto Cutolo, a passionate habituΓ© of summer vacations precisely in Furore.

The History of Furore

Furore was founded, most likely, by a group of Roman families who, in order to escape the vandal hordes, took refuge in the Lattari mountains, giving birth to Scala and Ravello and, later, on the coast to Amalfi, Atrani and Furore.

Thanks to its particular geographical conformation, Furore remained an unassailable stronghold even during the Saracen invasions. Its inhabitants devoted themselves to handicrafts and sheep farming, as well as maritime activities and trade, taking advantage of the fjord as a natural harbor. Flourishing trade took place here and ancient forms of industry developed here, particularly paper mills and mills fed by the Schiato stream that descended from the Lattari mountains.

In past centuries the beach of Furore was the point of commercial disembarkation with Conca dei Marini, to which it is connected by a path, made up of endless stairs, that branches off from the bottom of the valley, behind the beach.

Where to sleep in Fuore

Casa Vacanze

Casalena

Furore – Via San Nicola 3
9.6
Exceptional –
25 reviews
B&B

La Vigna di Bacco

Furore – Via Giambattista Lama 9
9.6
Exceptional –
26 reviews
Hotel

La Locanda Del Fiordo

Furore – Via Trasita 9
9.0
Superb –
299 reviews

NEI DINTORNI

Salerno


Located between the Amalfi Coast and the Cilento Coast, the city in recent years has become famous for the Luci d’Artista

Sorrento


The allure of the Sorrento coastline amidst sheer mountains in crystal clear water, breathtaking views and excellent cuisine

Praiano


Ancient fishing village nestled on one of the most beautiful inlets of the coast, where among rivulets of stairs, olive trees, pines and oleanders you reach the sea