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Views of Furore


Emiliano Russo

Emiliano Russo

Founded by the Romans, the village of Furore was, due to its particular physical-geographic conformation, a stronghold which could not be attacked even at the time of the Saracen raids. It emerged from the complete anonymity with the compilation of the carolino catastrophe of 1752 that restores the image of a small coastal community scattered on the territory, devoid of cultivable and scarcely inhabited land. Its inhabitants were dedicated to sheep-farming and crafts. Some of the most important families have given names to places and streets: Li Summonti. The Porcupines, Li Cuomi, Li Candidi. The Summonti moved to Naples in 1400. But they left Furore their impression of probe men, constituting a massive donation of ducats whose annual income had to marry a "poor and honest zitella" of Furore. The Furorese were also obliged to go to the Neapolitan mansion of the Summonti, in gratitude and respect, "three rolls of bones, living bones and fetters to receive". It was a farmhouse in the town of Amalfi. His name, probably, had to be derived from the fjord of his Navy, inside which there were opiates for paper production and wheat milling. These activities were fueled by the waters of the Schiatro stream that descended from the Lattari Mountains.

Furore is a small jewel perched on the Amalfi Coast, in Campania, which has fewer than 800 inhabitants. The village is famous for boasting a distinctive and highly suggestive natural cove that represents its very narrow outcrop on the sea: Furore Fjord. It is formed by a recess of the sea within the coast that has invaded a stretch of a deep split from the very steep walls that from the coast wedges inside creating a mix of almost dolomitic landscape and crystal clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Despite its name, it is actually a ridge, a narrow water mirror at the outskirts of an overhanging valley, created by the incessant work of the Schiato stream that Agerola runs along the mountain to dive into the sea. At the end of the water's mirror there is a beach on whose shore has been built in the past a small seaside village that was inhabited, among others, by Roberto Rossellini (who turned the movie Love) and by Anna Magnani, who was then sentimentally linked to the director and was the interpreter of an episode of that same film.

A small museum devoted to them is housed in one of the houses. The fjord is also crossed by the state road through a 30 m high suspended bridge, from which, every summer, a stage of the World Grand Diving Championships takes place. Within the fjord are the Stenditoio and Calcara, two buildings used for local productions. The Cloth was used to dry paper sheets extracted from cloth fibers. Calcara was instead used for the processing of stones for local construction.

Municipality of Furore
Province of Salerno
Campania region

Population: 776
Altitude Center: 300 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città del vino
Paesi dipinti

Unesco site:
Costiera Amalfitana

Municipality of Furore
Via Mola 29 - Furore (SA)
phone +39 089-874100

Recipe: Ferrazzuoli alla Nannarella

Today we suggest you "Ferrazzuoli alla Nannarella" from the village of Furore. A simple, magical dish, made with the best raw ingredients, Anna Magnani favourite one.

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