IN AMALFI COAST
“IL PAESE CHE NON C’E’”
The village Furore, one of the most beautiful villages (hamlets) of Italy, is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy , located in the Coast of Amalfi. It is commonly known as “the hidden beauty of Neverland”. The village has a long history and tradition, but until few years ago, it wasn’t observed on any map. There is no central square, and the village is hidden from the open sea . All that you will see riving on the state road SS166 is the Fjord for which the village is famous but you will never see the village.
VIDEO SOURCE: Hotel Bacco Furore. Voice over : Italian Actor Giancarlo Giannini
It was here, in 1948, that a film crew arrived on the Amalfi Coast and chose Furore Fjord as a movie set. In the crew there was a famous couple, Roberto Rossellini and Anna Magnani, and in this setting the movie "L'amore" was made. With them, a young screenwriter called Federico Fellini . .
While this movie was being made, Anna Magnani felt deeply in love with this town and bought a house there, to continue her dream .... When Anna Magnani was shooting in the Fjord the movie"Love" she used to go with Roberto Rossellini to taste the delicious dishes by Donna Letizia of Hotel Restaurant Bacco, with Roberto .
FURORE, A SORT OF NEVERLAND: “ Don’t look for a ring of houses standing round a square here. You won’t find it. Furore, the village that isn’t a village, with its houses scattered on the slopes of the mountain, dropping sheer down to the sea, offers tiny samples of itself, allowing itself to be discovered with flirtatious bashfulness. You will walk along paths and “petingoli”, squeezed between small plots of land claimed miraculously from the rock and cultivated with age-old love, almost stubbornly. You will drink fresh and lively wines – both red and white, “capable of filling you with all the sunshine and joyfulness possible”. You will admire vineyards and gardens, terraces and pergolas, hillocks and bending roads that plunge down to the sea. And walls: dry stone walls, painted walls, illustrated walls. Speaking walls. Artistic walls. And churches, tall bell towers and Arab-influenced domes. A vortex of panoramas bathed in silent light, suspended, unreal and secret, just like a fairy tale. You will listen to the silence. You will capture the breath of the universe in the distant voice of the sea. You will sense the perfume of myth in the breath of a nymph who’s in love and has always inhabited these ravines. You will live in a dreamy, yet disturbing atmosphere, where every glance is an emotion and every thought a dream.
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