My husband and I stayed here in September 2012. We viewed it as a way to keep frugal for a few days in our tour of the Amalfi Coast which was part of a larger trip to Italy. We left viewing it as the highlight of our entire stay. We left concluding that Domenic, the proprietor, is the richest man we've ever met in the sense that he lives the most enviable life. If you stay here, you get to live it too for a short time.
We are an early 30s couple, foodies, photographers, hikers, beach lovers & interested in learning about local culture, so that's what we're after when we're on vacation.
When we arrived we were met by Rosa, the proprietor's daughter. She speaks English so was immensely helpful to my husband & I who have only English and French. She had all kinds of books, pamphlets and tips for hiking trips and beach trips as well as visits to Ravello, Priano, Positano & Amalfi. If you stay in Furore, you are central to taking the Walk of the Gods (a MUST if you enjoy hiking or photography) visiting two amazing beaches and day trips to many of the towns along the coast.
The room would be best described as basic. Spotlessly clean & charming, roomier than many of our luxury hotels, rather spartan bathroom, INCREDIBLE view.
I can't type with enough enthusiasm to describe the food. When they ask you if you're going to return for dinner SAY YES. Everything you eat is from their farm. A course of antipasto that includes homemade cheese, proscuitto, 2 types of pickled vegetables and one night had anchovies with oil that I still dream about. A pasta course which for us usually had a tomato-based sauce that was unequalled our entire trip to Italy. A quick tour of their kitchen explains why as they show you where they store the tomatoes, press their own oil...everything is on site. Incredible. A main course that is usually ham or pork based (although they'll make accommodations ahead of time for special dietary requirements) One night we had BBQ mozzarella with olives and ham wrapped in lemon leaves. From the grove. Outside. It was amazing. Followed by limoncello or fennel liqueur that Domenic makes himself.
The hospitality of this family is just incredible. Their home is beautiful. Furore is off the beaten path & beautiful. It is a trip you will never forget and a price that will leave you bewildered with its value.
It is an expensive taxi from Positano. You would be better to plan your travel around the local bus and not just "wing it" hoping to catch a cab. Having said that, it costs a fortune to stay in crowded, kitschy Positano, so it's worth it to stay in Furore instead. As with everywhere on the Amalfi Coast, there is lots of walking and there are lots of stairs. Bring good shoes and go with a base level of fitness; you will have more fun.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A cordial and familiar atmosphere is the business card of Serafina farmhouse. You will find to receive you Domenico, the wife Giuseppina and the two daughters. They live all in Furore (Amalfi Coast) in the beautiful small farm transformed in farm holidays cured in the particular minimums. Every room with bath and shower, balcony, air-condition and fridge. The products: Lemons, red and with grapes, goats and cow cheese and typical tomatoes "a piennolo". ... more less
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