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Furore

Furore

The ancient name of Furore was “Terra Furoris”, because during the stormy nights, the noise of sea was actually loud. Furore is a small town situated in the homonym fjord. It lies down along the beach and the Lattari Mountains (the town can’t be seen from the main road of Amalfi Coast).

Following the hairpin curves of the road cut along the coast between Amalfi and Positano, it’s easy to miss Furore, but you should be on the look-out for it and stop. Called “the town that isn’t”, this charming place is composed of two parts- one on the sea, the other on the mountain.

It is a “non town” because it has no center or main piazza. Instead, it is a scattered collection of houses sprinkled across the rocky cliffs. The hamlet of Fiordo is situated at the foot of the cliff down by the sea, along the SS 163 (national road) between Amalfi and Positano. A mountain pass built during the Republic of Amalfi is the only connection between sea and mountain. Here you will walk through tiny alleys and narrow plots of land miraculously terraced away onto the mountain and cultivated with lots of love.

This small coastal territory, lacking in cultivable lands and scarcely populated, was a land of tenacity, built up by exiles from Amalfi in search of safety. There was an impenetrable fortress that resisted Saracen raids. The first inhabitants became able fishermen, artisans and farmers. Some say they were forced from Amalfi as refugees, others say they left and sought refuge here. Either way, it’s a fascinating place that is a “neverland” outside of time and place.

History

Furore was founded by Romans and thanks to its geologic conformation it has always been inaccessible. Furore was a hamlet of Amalfi: maybe its name comes from the fjord of the Marina (the part on the sea), where many paper factories and grinding mills factories were. A very important resource for these activities was the water of Schiatro stream that came from Lattari Mountains.

Furore has always been inaccessible: Saracens could not invade it. It was first mentioned during the compilation of the “catasto carolino” in 1752: in this document Furore is described as a very small town, that didn’t have any cultivated lands and with a few inhabitants. The most important resources were handicraft and sheep-rearing.

Things to see and do in Furore

There are many sites of historical and architectural interest. Furore, with its wild beauty, invites you to embark on a fantastic journey to discover this enchanted village, between art and nature.
Walking through the streets of Furore, you can admire the fishing village with its cluster of houses clinging to the side of a fjord wall, the old paper mill, the mill, the small church in the rock, the elusive stairways, the lost path in the woods and the monazeno by Anna Magnani.
You will be fascinated by the fantastic murals by the author, which make Furore an authentic open-air museum, where the harshness of the area is mitigated by the imagination of the artists who, with their works, have given a cultural identity to the town. Author walls by Luigi and Rosario Gazzella, Leone, Padula, Di Meglio, Vettori and foreign artists such as Gilow, Werner, Wontroba, Argan and Lopez; thanks to which Furore joined the Italian Association of Painted Countries.

The Fjord of Furore

The Fjord is the dominant element that characterized the coastal landscape. It is a deep scar into the rock, almost a dolomitic landscape, in stark contrast with the sea and the long sandy beach.

In the past, a fishermen’s village nestled above this cove, and during the XVII century, an unexpected industrial development brought about change. The icy waters of the torrent Schiato, hurtling down from the Monti Lattari behind the cove, powered the machinery of a paper mill and a public flour mill.

Down the valley there is a “spandituro” or “drying room”, used for drying the paper produced. Today it houses an Ecomuseum, with an herbarium and a historical and geographical trail about legumes and cereals.

The two lateral ridges of the Vallone, which are about two hundred metres high, are criss-crossed by a network of pathways. Among them, the “Mad-Bat Path” is a botanical trail that is particularly useful to get to know the local Mediterranean scrub.
The fishermen’s village also houses the cinematic archive, “Museo Costa Diva – Le vie del cinema”, an itinerary through film sets which have had the exceptional location of the ‘Amalfi coast’ (including the film Amore, directed by Roberto Rossellini, with Anna Magnani, while the two were having a passionate affair here).

Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo

This church was also identified in the documentation of the time as the Church of S. Agnelo (= Angel); it has three naves, divided by pointed arches resting on columns without bases and with cone-shaped capitals. The central nave is covered by a flat ceiling, while the lateral ones have pointed cross vaults. On the side walls there are trefoil windows with a clear eighteenth-century imprint; the back wall of the building is three-apsed.

The bell tower, which precedes the church, is decorated with single lancet windows on each register and ends with a small dome.

Murals and Trekking

Discover, step by step, the murals just made by Italian and foreign artists; trekking and walking along extraordinary panoramic routes; taste foods and wines with unique flavors: these are the ingredients of a long weekend or a holiday (restorative for the body and the spirit) between the mountains and the sea, to discover the most secluded, authentic, sometimes still wild corners of the hinterland of the Amalfi Coast, which has its undisputed pearl in Furore.

The murals – Those in Furore are “walls in search of an author”, which since 1983 have been decorated by well-known Italian and foreign artists. Today over 120 works, including paintings and sculptures, make it one of the main and most original Painted Countries of the peninsula. Eight new murals just created. Just before entering the town, the colorful and impressive works of two young artists from Avignon, 30 meters long: “Fragments of life” by Hugo Sanze and “Furore rima d’amore” by Arno Geisseler, well-known writers known with Repy’s name.

Not far from the famous fjord (one of the most iconic and well-known places on the coast), the intense work dedicated to it by the well-known Ligurian painter Antonella Cota “Il Fiordo di Furore” and on the facade of a house “La Madonna delle cicale”, which it develops 4 m high, by the Neapolitan artist Carla Viparelli. Finally, two works of extraordinary vitality by the Salerno artist Zhena, real explosions of color that capture and interpret the genius loci of Furore with his unmistakable style, “Vibrations”, next to the Town Hall, and “Ways of love” in Contrada della Cicale, at the entrance to the emotional path of the same name dedicated to love, which will be available at the beginning of the summer and will lead to the discovery – with painted stations enriched with quotes – of the most romantic, panoramic places, rich in suggestions and mythological echoes and literaries of the 3 districts of the country, San Giacomo, San Michele, Sant’Elia.

Amalfi Coast Private Experience by Boat

Departure from Positano
Duration: 8 or 4 hours
From: 700 €

A boat trip is the perfect way to discover the beauty of the Amalfi Coast in one day, leaving.
From Positano we will sail through Praiano, Marina di Praia, the famous Fiordo di Furore patrimony of the UNESCO and the beautiful Emerald Grotto.

The cruise follows to Amalfi the glorious Sea republic.
Departure from Positano along the way to Amalfi we will admire the unique scenery of our Amalfi Coast.

Then from our boat we will see: Praiano with the Gavitella beach, the “Grotta Dell ‘Africana” and Marina di Praia, a small fishermen village. It is possible also visit the Emerald Grotto (extra €5 pp cash to be paid directly there), this visit is optional, you can decide with the skipper if you want to visit it or not.

After this the excursion will restart passing through Conca dei Marini, the natural Arch, Amalfi, Atrani with the waterfalls of Marmorata. If you wish you can stop in Amalfi for have some free time to see the center of the town and enjoy a nice walk on the main street visiting the S. Andrea’s Cathedral.

The skipper can also book a table for you in a seaside restaurant along the Coast. You can stop for a swim in the limpid waters of the coast for a refreshing and relaxing bath. We will then return to Positano.
On board you can enjoy a wide selection of drinks available for you.


Capri Private Experience by Boat

Departure from Furore (Marina di Praia)
Duration: 8 or 4 hours
From: 850 €

Departure from Furore (Marina di Praia) * at 09.30 am towards the island of Capri. Along the way we will also pass through the famous island “Li galli” known throughout the world for the famous legend that saw it as the “home” of the mermaids, mysterious creatures that tempted sailors with their soft singing. You will then reach Capri, one of the most famous and requested destinations in Campania.

Then you will visit the most beautiful spots of Capri, such as the White Cave, the Natural Arch, the Faraglioni, one of the most romantic and evocative sceneries of Capri. Arriving at the port you will have the opportunity to choose how much free time you have at your disposal to visit the center of Capri and go shopping, or the sailor will recommend a good restaurant along the coast where you can enjoy a good meal overlooking the sea.

Back on board you will visit the Green Grotto, Punta carena with its lighthouse and the Blue Grotto (extra ticket 15 € pp cash to be paid directly there), this visit is optional, you can visit it or decide with the sailor not to visit it. Your sailor will also be able to advise you of splendid coves where to stop for a bath. On board you can take advantage of a wide selection of drinks available for you.

*we also offer departures from Praiano Marina di Praia (09.30 am to the boarding pier)
Praiano Gavitella (09.30)

Included in the price: soft drinks (water, coca cola, tea), a bottle of Prosecco and beach towels

*This is just an exemple of tour, you can change the itineray based on your need directly with the captain.

*The boarding dock of Positano during the high season time can be really busy, sometimes you can find queue for boarding.

NB: The visit of Blue Grotto is not always possible because the opening of the cave depends by the weather and sea conditions. Our boat will stop at the entrance of the cave, from there you will pass a small rowing boats managed by the Cooperative Battellieri of Capri, the only ones that allow entry into the cave. In high season the queue at the entrance is very long, for this reason the visiti s a group decision.


Sunset Cruise

Departure from Furore (Marina di Praia)
Duration: 1 hour 30 min
From: 260 €

The sunset cruise is a perfect tour if you wish to spend just few hours on a boat cruising along the Amalfi Coast.

We offer two itineraries:

Departure from Furore (Marina di Praia), cruising along the Coast you’ll arrive until the Li Galli island, a private island.

One of the first owners of the island was the famous Russian dancer Rudolf Hametovic Nureyev who spent its life on the island and used it for important dance events.

You can enjoy the beauty of the islands, three small islands near each other, you’ll stop there and enjoy a nice aperitif on board. On the way back we sail though Testa del Faraone and Punta Germano until Positano.

Departure from Positano/Praiano, cruising along the Coast you’ll see Praiano with la Gavitella beach, Marina di Praia (an old fishermen village) until the famous Fiordo di Furore.

There you can enjoy a nice aperitif on boar with an amazing view on the Capo di Conca (on one side) and Praiano on the other side.

 

Li Galli Tours

Departure from Furore (Marina di Praia)
Duration: 3 hours
From: 230 €

Li Galli Tour (daily, cost from 230 € 2/4 px 270€ 5/6 pax :

Tour: Departure from Positano*, to the Li Galli island. The tour lasts three hours.

On the route to get to the Galli island, you will admire the splendid Bay of Fornillo with the two Saracen towers, the Torre Trasita and the Torre Clavel.

Once you arrive at Li Galli island there will be a complete tour of the island and stop for a swim in the clear waters of our coast.

* We also offer departures from:

Praiano Gavitella (09:55 – 13.55)

Included in the price: soft drinks (water, Coca Cola, tea) and beach towels

 

Procida Private Tour

Departure from Furore (Marina di Praia)
Duration: 8 hours
From: 1800 €

Departure from Furore (Marina di Praia) * (09.30), towards the island of Procida.

Along the way we will pass through the bay of Nerano and the island of Capri, one of the most famous destinations in Campania.

Then we will reach Procida, the third largest island in the Neapolitan area.

Procida is also the island of culture, in fact the novel “the island of Arturo” by Elsa Morante is set here. It is also the island where “Il Postino” by Massimo Troisi was filmed.

You will have free time on the island to admire the historic city center. The sailor will also be able to recommend a restaurant on the island for lunch. You will have time for a swim in the beautiful coves of the Campania coast between Positano and Procida.

On board you will find an ice box equipped with water, coca cola, tea and a bottle of Prosecco.

Included in the price soft drinks, a bottle of Prosecco, beach towels

 

Ischia Private Tour

Departure from Furore (Marina di Praia)
Duration: 8 hours
From: 1800 €

Departure from Furore (Marina di Praia) * (9.30), towards the island of Ischia. Along the way we will pass through the bay of Nerano and the island of Capri, one of the most famous destinations in Campania.

It will then reach Ischia, an island famous throughout the world for its natural thermal springs, it covers an area of ​​46 square kilometers and is administratively divided by 6 municipalities: Barano d’Ischia, Casamicciola Terme, Forio d’Ischia, Ischia, Lacco Ameno and Serrara Fontana.

The landing is scheduled in Ischia Porto where you will have three hours of free time on the island to visit the famous Aragonese Castle, which stands on a trachytic rock island connected to the eastern side of the island of Ischia by a masonry bridge 220 meters long, or enjoy some shopping along the main street of Ischia Porto. The sailor will be able to recommend a restaurant on the island for lunch.

You will also have time for a swim in the beautiful coves of the Campania coast between Positano and Ischia. On board you will find an ice box equipped with water, coca cola, tea and a bottle of Prosecco.

* we also offer departures from:

Praiano Marina di Praia 09.30

Praiano Gavitella 09.30

Included in the price soft drinks, a bottle of Prosecco, beach towels


“Like a dream” Wedding Proposal

Departure from Furore (Marina di Praia)
Duration:1 hour 30 min
From: 450 €

Positano and the Amalfi Coast are known throughout the world not only for their beauty but also for the unique romanticism that these landscapes offer. If you are looking for the perfect spot for an unforgettable marriage proposal, this is the tour for you.

A sunset cruise with an aperitif and a professional photographer to capture these unique moments. The tour consists of a sunset cruise or along the Amalfi Coast (where you can admire Marina di Praia, a small fishing village and the Fiordo di Furore) or to the island of Li Galli.

On board you will find an ice box with various drinks and a bottle of Prosecco for an aperitif on board.

* the tour includes: professional photographer, soft drinks, Prosecco and beach towels

On request we can also combine a bouquet of flowers / a small cake / live serenade with mandolin

Also you can decide directly with the skipper on board the perfect place for your proposal


Amalfi Coast half day tour

Departure from Furore (Marina di Praia)
Duration: 4 hours
From: 400 €

Departure from Furore (Marina di Praia) * at 10.00 on the way to Amalfi enjoy the unique scenery in the world, our Amalfi Coast.
Admire from the boat Praiano with the cove of Gavitella, the “Grotta dell’Africana” and Marina di Praia, a small fishing village.

You can also visit the Emerald Grotto (extra €6 pp cash to be paid directly there), this visit is optional, you can choose whether to visit the cave or stay on board.

It will then resume the excursion passing through Conca dei Marini, the natural Arch and Amalfi.On the way back to Positano you’ll stop for a swim in the limpid waters of the coast .On board you can enjoy a wide selection of drinks available for you.

* We also offer departures from:

Praiano Marina di Praia (09:50 – 13.50 at the boarding pier)

Praiano Gavitella (09:55 – 13.55)

Included in the price: soft drinks (water, Coca Cola, tea) and beach towels


Capri Group day tour

Departure from Furore (Marina di Praia)
Duration: 8 hours
From: 80 € (max 12 pax)

Departure from Furore (Marina di Praia)* at 09:00 for the island of Capri. You will arrive in Capri, one of the most famous and requested destinations of Campania, passing by the most beautiful points of Capri, like the White Grotto, the natural arch, the Faraglioni rocks, one of the most romantic and suggestive scenery of Capri.

Arriving at the Marina Piccola port you will have 4 hours of free time at your disposal for lunch, visit the centre of Capri and go shopping. The skipper will give you a meeting point with the extact boarding time directly the day of the tour.

Back on board you will visit the Green Grotto, Punta Carena with its lighthouse and the famous Blue Grotto (extra €15 pp cash payable directly there), this is an optional visit and a group decision if the queue is too long*. On the way back to Positano you can stop for a relaxing bath in the waters of a beautiful bay, quiet and with clean water that the skipper will suggest. On board you can enjoy a wide selection of soft drinks available for you.

* We also offer departures from:

Praiano Marina di Praia (08:50 at the boarding pier)

Praiano Gavitella (08:55)

Included in the price: soft drinks (water, Coca Cola, tea) and beach towels

 

NB: The visit of Blue Grotto is not always possible because the opening  of the cave depends by the weather and sea conditions. Our boat will stop at the entrance of the cave, from there you will pass a small rowing boats managed by the Cooperative Battellieri of Capri, the only ones that allow entry into the cave. In high season the queue at the entrance is very long, for this reason the visiti s a group decision.

Wine cellars tour Marisa Cuomo

Guided tours to reveal the secrets of the Marisa Cuomo di Furore cellars.

Steep slopes that chase each other in the sun and rocks that plunge into the crystal clear water of the Amalfi coast.

Between bays and enchanting inlets, the vineyards of Cantine Marisa Cuomo dominate the Fiordo di Furore overlooking the Gulf of Salerno.

By booking one of the guided tours, you can visit the cellars and vineyards owned by the company, try the unique flavor of the extreme wines and taste the gastronomic specialties of Furore.

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