“The painted village that truly is a living art gallery!” - Reviewed by Lisa
Furore runs north to south, from the mountaintop to the Mediterranean. Getting from one end to the other, or vice versa, like many destinations in Italy, is not quite as simple as one would like.
The principal Amalfi Coast road which hugs the shore and the main highway inland are intersected by an exceedingly curvy road – which in many countries would be one-way only – that offers breathtaking views and angst-inducing bends. This totally-twisted thoroughfare is the main artery which passes through several teeny, tiny hamlets along the way.
Furore is considered a living art gallery with excellent frescoes, sculptures and installations in the most surprising places.
In the town centre, you’ll find a few restaurants, an ATM, a Post Office, the Town Hall, a doctor’s office, a pharmacy, some greengrocers and beautiful artwork.
The local beach, known as Furore sul Mare or Marina di Praia is a dramatic gash in the cliff face that opens out to a pretty pebble beach lined on one side by quaint restaurants offering the freshest fish – straight off the boat.
- In the middle of the Amalfi Coast
- 66 minutes to Naples International Airport
- 50 minutes by car to Positano
- 20 minutes by car to Amalfi
- 50 minutes by car to Pompeii
- 65 minutes by car to Naples
- 70 minutes by car to Sorrento
- 75 minutes by car to Salerno
EXPERIENCES IN FURORE
- Sightseeing – The Fjord of Furore is a unique, natural shelter that offers many interesting walks. Furore is also home to some incredible religious architecture, artwork and iconography. And, you can’t miss the open-air Museum of Murals, a series of over 100 murals and sculptures painted on various homes along the road through town.
- Walking – There are several walks in the Furore area, mapped and marked by the Club Alpino Italiano, which go up through the rich natural surroundings past caves and cliffs.
- Beaches – Furore sul Mare is a pretty little beach cut into a dramatic fjord. Fisherman’s cabins and an old lime kiln have been converted into bars and gift shops that cater to the tourist clientele.
- Day Trips – There’s so much to see and do in the surrounding area. Here’s a list of our Top Picks for Sights to See in the Sorrento/ Amalfi Coast area.