Amalfi coast,off the beaten track:FURORE
Amalfi coast,off the beaten track:FURORE Reviews
Furore,the village that doesn't exist! Dec 31, 2006
Furore located on the Amalfi coast,between Amalfi and Positano has a population of 810 inhabitants.It is supposed that the village got its name from the rage of the waves during the storms.
The village is divided into an internal land sloping down to the sea from a height of 650m, where most of the houses are ,and below, a very small flat land with a "canyon" named Furore fjord ,a natural port with old fisherman's houses,crossed by a suspended bridge 160m high.The 2 parts of the village were linked,more 800 years ago during the period of the Maritime Republic of Amalfi,by a staircase of more than 3000 stairs.
As Italy celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of the first Italian Oscar winner ANNA MAGNANI,I need to remind you that Furore was the setting for the film of ROBERTO ROSSELINI "Amore" starring Anna Magnani in 1948.These 2,during their tormented love story bought there, 2 fisherman's cottages captivated by the fjord's grandness.
It was also the set for other films like "Il miracolo","Viaggio in Italia""Paisa"...
Furore is also known for its popular culture,in particular its linguistic inventions("nicknames").
As the village has,strictly speaking, no centre and no tight clusters of houses,the travellers passing down the road ,often overlooked Furore and the village became "the village that doesn't exist".Also an enterprising mayor,for giving the place an identity, introduced Furore as"Il Paese Dipinto".
Every September,Italian and International artists come to a festival and decorate the walls of the houses of graphiti documenting the peasant and fishing traditions
Part of the A Campanian NYE 2007 travel blog
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