Furore, Italy

The town of Furore, Italy is on the scenic Amalfi Coast. Travelers can reach Furore by taking the Amalfi Drive. This scenic road winds betweens the coastline and the cliffs.

There was a paper mill at Furore before it became a tourist destination. Fishermen plied their trade in the town’s fjord. The paper mill closed, the fishermen left and no one came to visit the little town in the cliffs above the Amalfi Drive. Furore’s mayor during the 1980s, Raffaele Ferraioli, was determined to attract tourists to the town. The abandoned paper mill became a museum and the area by the fjord was restored

The paper mill is now the Museum of Writing, Printing and Paper. Visitors can learn about the history of Furore here. This museum has some activities for children.

The fishermen’s homes at Furore’s fjord have been restored and painted in pastel colors. The Mediterranean Cup High Diving Contest is held at the fjord every year and attracts divers from all over the world.

Another project of the mayor’s was having artwork painted on the walls of Furore’s buildings. The grape harvest, the sea, fields and peasants are some of the items depicted in these paintings. Furore is sometimes referred to as a “painted village.”

Travelers can see more artwork at the churches in Furore. A triptych from the 15th century is on display in the Church of St. Elias. Mosaic tiles adorn the roof of the Church of St. Michael the Archangel.

The Emerald Grotto is one of Furore’s natural attractions. Light reflects off the stalagmites and stalactites here. The water in the grotto is green.

Visitors can get a close look at the cliffs around Furore by hiking in the mountains. Several trails lead from the town into the mountains.

There are several restaurants in Furore. Locanda Ripa Delle Janare serves seafood and Italian food. Al Monazeno specializes in seafood.

Furore visitors can stay in small hotels and guest houses. There is a restaurant in the Bacco Hotel. The Holidays Fico d’India is a house with six guest rooms. Visitors can see the mountains and the sea from the windows. Agriturismo Serafina is a farm with seven rooms for guests. There are some houses available for rent.

Furore can be reached by taking the SITA bus from Naples.


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