Another gem of the Amalfi Coast , Furore is named after “the sound of the waves in the floor of the valley subjected odonsi roar when the raging sea .” E ‘ state, for its particular physical and geographical , an impregnable stronghold even at the time of the Saracen invasions . The fjord , one of the most picturesque and beautiful cities of Italy , has always been a natural harbor in its flourishing trade and the development of the most ancient forms of industrial activity, such as paper mills and mills.
It ‘ also known by the nickname of “the country that does not exist” , since there is not a real town and houses sprout isolated from the rocky cliffs . Singular is the open-air art gallery consists of over one hundred ” walls,” murals and sculptures that make Furore a “painted village ” that tells its story in this way. The municipal area includes the coastal area of the fjord , the border between Praiano and Conca dei Marini, up to an altitude of about 600 meters above sea level, surrounded by the mountains of Agerola .
The earliest records indicate the village of Furore as a simple of the Royal city of Amalfi : for this reason, there are those who dwelt therein suggests that the escapees , exiles and outcasts of society , sent to live away from the city, in an inhospitable , sparsely populated area with no land to cultivate . And ‘ again mentioned in the cadastre of 1752 . In the fifties of the twentieth century Furore frame made from the passionate and tormented love story between the director Roberto Rossellini and Anna Magnani.
But is the environment, powerful and ostentatious in its wild beauty , the main attraction of this “town- country not ” framed by beautiful setting: the olive trees, terraced vineyards on the mountainside, the pergolas of lemons with nets stretched poles, the red roofs and colorful majolica small belfries, brilliantly colored flowers of wild blackberry brambles , and the blue sea , always present, down there , in the corner of the eye.
Among the sites of historical, architectural and natural , include:
– The Church of St. James the Apostle (or Holy Jaco ) , dating from the eleventh century and built on an existing rock chapel . It is flanked by a beautiful multi-storey bell tower surmounted by a spire majolica . During the last restoration, in the spaces below the right aisle , have been brought to light a series of frescoes by Giotto school with scenes from the life of St. Margaret.
– The Church of St. Michael the Archangel , in baroque style , although very simple , has three naves with pointed arches supported by columns without base with simple capitals ;
– The Church of Sant’Elia , dating from the thirteenth century, and built in a suburban area with respect to the location of the town, a precious treasures a wooden triptych representing the Madonna with Saints Bartholomew and Elia ( 1479) by Angelo Antonello da Capua ;
– The Church of Santa Maria ;
– The Hermitage of Santa Barbara , Medieval monastic rural site of which today only some interesting ruins, including those of the church , half- hidden by the bushes near the cave of Santa Barbara , (like other caves in the area ) by the monks ;
– The Fjord of Furore, a deep cleft in the rock at the mouth of a steep valley to the sea, where it picked up in the past a tiny and quaint fishing village. Among the picturesque monazzeni began the stormy relationship between Roberto Rossellini and ” Nannarella” during the filming of the movie ” Love ” .
Eco-museum houses an interesting consists of several sections: drying , the paper- mill , the herbarium and the Museum Costadiva .
Bypassed by the main road via a bridge suspended 30 meters high , on the first Sunday in July, takes here a stage of Marmeeting ( World Championship Diving from Great Heights )