Furore, Italy: the most beautiful place on earth and the drive back to Rome via Ravello

By:  Cacinda Maloney

A series of posts:  Italy: from Rome to Positano, a drive down to the Amalfi Coast in the Campagna Region, Italy:


And now:  Furore, Italy:  the most beautiful place on earth and then the drive back to Rome:

Leaving Positano is a sad thought, but knowing we must go back to Rome, we started on our adventure home.  The overcast makes the hills of Positano dreamy like.

Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy

Positano, Italy

The shores of Positano, Italy

The winding roads took us to one of the world’s most beautiful places, in my humble opinion:   Furore, Italy.  Well, actually, it isn’t even Furore, but it is on the highway SS163 winding along the coast looking toward Furore.  You have to get out of your car at the bridge and look down the cove.

Fuore, Italy

The most beautiful place in the world – Furore, Italy

Coming upon it, automatically my husband slowed the car down and pulled off to the side of the road.  I will never forget that moment.  The moment I stepped out of the car and leaned over the bridge to see the most beautiful place on earth.  I stood there in awe, knowing in that moment what I was seeing. It was stunning and I was mesmerized.  If only I could stand here forever and then take a walk down to where the little boy in the red jacket was playing with the seashells and rocks…

Fuore, Italy

Boats, Boys in Furore, Italy

Oddly enough, another couple had pulled over their car too, at the same exact time and all four of us stood there in awe, almost speechless.  For the life of me, I cannot remember their names or where they were from, only our conversation about being blessed in this very moment of getting to see one of God’s most beautiful creations.   I longingly asked myself if only I could have one more day here… I pleaded with my God.  “Could he give me just one more day to experience this place?”  Of course, the answer was “no” and after only 15 minutes or so, we were back in our little rented Fiat and on the road to Ravello.  Stuck in time, the mention of Furore, will always bring a smile to my face and remind me of the moment that I saw the most beautiful place on earth.

Fuore, Italy

Boats of Furore, Italy

We traveled down the SS143, around the curves and winding roads and came upon Amalfi, the most famous town along the route.  We quickly tucked the car into a convenient spot and got out to take a peak at the town square and the local church.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Churches on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

And then there is Ravello.  A local recommended it to us one night as we were having dinner.  We still had some time before we had to be in Rome and thought it would make a great pit stop (just a little out of the way).  Wow! Were we surprised at what beauty was coming our way!

Ravello, Italy

Ravello, Italy

Ravello, Italy

Ravello, Italy

Villa Rufolo:  Pay the 5 Euros to get in and explore all the nooks and crannies of this magnificent villa and its grounds.  Get your camera fully charged for an outstanding visit.

Ravello, Italy

Ravello, Italy

Don’t forget the bottom garden where you can take lovely pictures facing the sea. This wonderfully restored villa has hidden pockets of enchanting things.

Ravello, Italy

Ravello, Italy

Ravello, Italy

Ravello, Italy

Around every corner is something more beautiful than what you saw around the last.

Ravello, Italy

Ravello, Italy

It’s definitely worth a visit.  Go to Italy’s Amalfi Coast.  You will not be disappointed.

As Mark Twain said:  “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did … So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

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  4. Neil Friedman October 7, 2012 at 12:46 am

    We didn’t make it to Amalfi this time around but it is high on my list. I’ve been going to a restaurant in New York called Posa Posa since I was young. It’s inspired by Positano. When I had braces, it was my reward meal for dealing going to the orthodontist. Now I’m hungry!

    • admin October 7, 2012 at 6:44 am
    • @Neil, yes I loved, loved, loved Positano and the Amalfi Coast. I just wished I had more time to explore the area. In less than 10 days, I will be off to explore the Cinque Terre region of Italy. It will be great to compare the two areas and see what the differences are in the regions.
  • PatMike August 11, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    We will be in Florence for 5 nights next month and I was hoping to take the train for a day trip to Cinque Terre. That will have to do this time around. Will follow your trip report !

    • admin August 11, 2013 at 9:41 pm

      I have only taken quick trips to the Cinque Terre and my upcoming trip will be the same. But I can vouch for the beauty and wonderment of the Amalfi Coast! There is nothing quite like it!

  • Laura Collazo January 15, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    There are so many places to visit in Italy and all of them are beautiful with some amazing history. Although I have never been there but have read a lot about it. Hopefully I will be able to visit there in my next vacation.

    • Cacinda Maloney January 15, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      I love Italy, there are so many wonderful places in Italy.

  • Lori Quakenbush June 8, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    I love your blog and photos. We plan a trip to Furore next summer!

  • Eric Gamble October 11, 2016 at 11:56 am

    I love the trees growing up the sides of those buildings in Ravello! Those look amazing! Why couldn’t you stay in Furore longer? It would have been awesome to have dinner there and converse with the locals over wine I bet. I had those experiences in Spain..these little hidden villages lost in time but with friendly locals willing to tell you stories of their towns!
    I am glad you found that even for a minute!

    • Cacinda Maloney October 11, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Eric, I know right? We were driving back from the Amalfi Coast to Rome to catch a flight, so I had to go… but will make it back there again some time and converse with locals over wine!

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