The ancient name of Furore was Terra Furoris because during the stormy nights the noise of the sea was actually very loud. Furore is a very small town situated in the homonymous fiord. It develops on the beach and along the slopes of Lattari Mountains (the town can’t be seen from the main road of Amalfi Coast).

In this town there are no squares or widenings. The two parts of the towns were linked by a very long staircase, built during the period of the Repubblica marinara. During the past the fiord was inhabited by fishermen, then it was abandoned but it has been recovered for some years.

The fiord is attainable by the road 163 that links Amalfi to Positano. At a certain point the road goes down towards the sea, to the wonderful fiord. In this place Roberto Rossellini, the great film director set the episode "Miracolo" with Anna Magnani and Federico Fellini in the movie "Amore" (1948).

History of Furore

Furore was founded by Romans and thanks to its geologic conformation it has always been inaccessible. Furore was a hamlet of Amalfi: maybe its name comes from the fiord of the Marina (the part on the sea), where there were many paper factories and grinding mills factories.

A very important resource for these activities was the water of Schiatro stream that came from Lattari Mountains. Furore has always been inaccessible: Saracens could not invade it. It was first mentioned during the compilation of the "catasto carolino" in 1752: in this document Furore is described as a very small town, that didn’t have any cultivated lands and with a few inhabitants. The most important resources were handicraft and sheep-rearing.

The most important families gave their names to the streets and to some places: Li Summonti. Le Porpore, Li Cuomi, Li Candidi. Li Summonti family moved to Naples at the beginning of XV century. But they continued to give each year a certain amount of ducats to allow a poor girl of the place to have a good marriage. The inhabitants brought to their house in Naples as a sign of gratitude "tre rotola di ragoste, bone vive et apte a riceversi", that is alive spine lobster, ready to be cooked.

Stefania Maffeo

 

Monuments - Art

  • Sant’Elia Church built in XIII century, with a triptych painted by Angelo Antonello da Capua
  • San Giacomo Church, built in XI century, it keeps some wonderful paintings by Odorisio
  • San Michele Church
  • Santa Maria Church
  • Fiord .
 
 

Beach

Sant' Elia Beach

Rocky beach.

 

Le Porpore Beach

Rocky beach.

 

Photo gallery Minori on Amalfi Coast

Photos of Minori, one of the most picturesque towns of Amalfi Coast.

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