Continuing in the winding direction along the state road towards Positano, we immediately come across the beautiful fjord that has fascinated visitors and international celebrities. A natural overhang, typical landscape element of northern Europe, which seems to bring down olive trees and vines with it: we’re in Furore, the “Land that doesn’t exist”. It was given this nickname because of the way in which the houses are arranged, or rather, scattered throughout the Furore territory. Furore is also associated with another name, the “Painted Town”: many artists, hosted by the local hotels, have meticulously painted the walls of the houses, making the landscape even more special and charming, as well as the treasure chest of the wonderful art of painting.
The second stop is at Conca dei Marini: the scenario that presents itself before the eyes of the lucky visitors is a wonderful Mediterranean framework of small houses with white domes including winding green terraces and typical tomato crops. What has truly made this town famous is above all its most precious natural treasure: the “Grotta dello Smeraldo”, a cavity in part submerged by the sea, easily accessible from the main road via a lift, in which the particular condition of light gives the water an emerald shade. Here too, we find the origins of a delicious Campania sweet: the sfogliatella di Santa Rosa, “invented” in 1600 by the nun who ran the kitchen of the Monastero di Santa Rosa monastery, using simple leftover bran, dried fruit, sugar and lemon liqueur.