The Mill and the paper factory near the Furore fjord

The Mill and the paper factory near the Furore fjord

A ten minute drive from the Locanda Costa Diva you can find the fjord of Furore. It is a deep split of the coast between Praiano and Conca dei Marini. You can reach it feeling unique sensations, by boat from the sea, passing under a quaint yet elegant bridge, where the road SS 163 "Amalfitana" from Amalfi to Positano runs, or climbing down through an impressive staircase. Even more amazing is the fishing village, fully renovated, nestled on the mountainside, where the data of the French cadastre completed in 1830 indicates the presence in the "Marina del Furore" of some buildings, consisting of a "Mill with one grinds and two rooms" and a"Paper mill with three stacks, one active" as well as two bedrooms with a small house, two warehouses, "square and courtyard". It is wonderful the deep valley, almost intact in its verdant and valuable vegetation that hides the old paper mills, mills, canals and prehistoric caves. Here the last specimens of peregrine falcon are used to have their nests. The falcon is a bird of prey that into the harshness of the gorge has its ideal habitat. In addition to the fauna typical of the rugged coastal areas of Campania Felix, numerous examples of native flora can be found, such as the fern bulbifera "Woodwardia radicans", a splendid specimen of relict flora of the Tertiary era, thanks to the particular climatic conditions in the narrow and deep valley. The hike along trails that wind among oaks and ash trees, is a unique experience. The hinterland of the Fjord, also, offers a few surprises, firstly the factories, real industrial archeology: the factories are created for the production of the paper and the milling of wheat, examples of the use of energy generated by the water. It is hardly necessary to add that the most immediate impression is the one of a reality petrified, out of time, where the only sign of life is given by the whirl of bats and the haunting voice of a few solitary owl.

 
Excursion to Capri

Excursion to Capri

The Locanda Costa Diva organizes boat trips to the beautiful island of Capri: starting from the pier near the beach of Praiano , which is only a five-minute walk from the inn, the journey starts at 9AM heading towards Capri. Navigation proceeds along the Amalfi Coast, close to Postiano until it arrives to the island of Li Galli, then Sorrento and across the Punta Campanella Park you will reach the island of Capri. There you can admire the beauty of the "blue island": the White Grotto, where you can admire the statue of Our Lady (a large stalagmite that resembles Mary in prayer); the Faraglioni, overlooking Marina Piccola; the Natural Arch; the Green Grotto.

Once in Capri, moreover, you will have 3 hours to visit the island. The return to the beach of Praia is scheduled for 6PM (duration of the trip: about 9 hours). The cost of 50€ per person can be paid directly on board of the boat. The trips are organized for a maximum of 20 people.

 
Trips

Trips

From Locanda Costa Diva guided hikes are organized, both by sea and by land along the Amalfi Coast, Amalfi, Furore, Cetara, Erchie, Conca dei Marini, Ravello, Positano, Capri, Sorrento, Pompeii, Herculaneum, Vesuvius and Naples.

At Locanda Costa Diva it is also possible to organize boat trips with tourist fishing: fishermen will teach not only to fish, but also to cook your catch on board the vessel.

If necessary, you can arrange itineraries shorter or customized according to your needs.