FIORDO DI FURORE - HOW DO I GET THERE?
A fjord on the Amalfi Coast. Find out the best way to access this popular attraction
Translated to the Fjord of fury, this is a unique and interesting place to visit during your trip to the Amalfi Coast. It is located 6km west of Amalfi town and a popular tourist and local attraction. This place is stunning and the perfect place for sunbathing and cliff jumping – if you’re feeling brave enough!
One of the issues we found with visiting the Fjord is that it is not the easiest place to get to so I thought I would explain the different ways you can access this attraction.
The easiest way to get to the fjord is by bus or taxi. A taxi can pull up right on the bridge so you then only have a short walk down some steps to reach the fjord.
You can catch the SITA bus from Amalfi town or Positano (Chiesa Nuova). You can also access the fjord by bus from other Amalfi coast towns but with a change. The bus will only cost £1-£2. It takes around 20 minutes from Amalfi town and around 40 minutes from Positano.
Rent a scooter
What an amazing way to see to cruise along the Amalfi Coast. Plus, this gives you the freedom and flexibility to visit any town and attraction you wish in your own time. This also avoids one of the main issues when visiting the Fiordi di Furore, difficulty to park. Finding a small parking spot for your scooter is a lot easier to do. You can rent a scooter from between 50-60 euros in most towns along the coast. You just need a driver’s licence and to be over the age of 18.
It is possible to access to Fiordo di Furore by car but you can only get so far. At which point you will need to hop out of the car and walk the rest of the way down to the fjord.
We definitely chose the most difficult way to access the fjord, by car. But thanks to us hopefully you can learn from our mistakes and make your trip to see the fjord a little easier.
The Fiordo sits between Praiano and Conca dei Marini along the SS163 Amalfi Coast road. You can access it from either side - heading East in the direction of Amalfi town or heading West in the direction of Positano and Sorrento. We started our journey from Ravello heading down through Pontone and onto the Amalfi coast road and arrived at B&B Costiera Amalfitana.
From here we parked up and walked in the blistering heat for what felt like a marathon distance to reach the Fiordo di Furore. Don’t be fooled by Google Maps which says the walking time from this B&B to the Fiordo is 13 minutes. It must have taken us around 30-40 minutes to reach the Fiordo. The route is not easy and you’ll encounter a number of steep steps and wading your way through overgrown bushes and plants. Be ready to sweat and make sure you’re wearing your swimsuit under your clothes so you can have a well-earned dip in the clear waters below the Fiordo once you arrive. I wasn’t and my morning spent doing my hair and make-up was totally wasted.
Overall, I would advise you to avoid taking the car and utilise the other forms of transport and ways of accessing the Fiordo. The easiest way by far is by scooter so if you’re a pro motorcyclist or fancy trying something new, rent a scooter and have the freedom of moving around when and wherever you want to. A scooter is also a lot easier when negotiating the busy Amalfi coast road.
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