Miti e leggende

This key to understanding the area allows the visitor to get closer to the intangible heritage of the Amalfi Coast. The stories that animated the past centuries and that have come down to us as a precious element of a people are intimately linked to the culture of the sea and the land.

The legend of the beam of fire that prodigiously descending to the sea on the night of St. John on June 24th underlined the beginning of the bathing season, the magical talents of some fishermen who were put at the service of the community on the occasion of the formation of whirlwinds or water, the more or less fantastic animals that inhabit caves and ravines are the stories that have fascinated generations of inhabitants of the Amalfi Coast.

Of all the stories, the one that most fascinates even the most distracted visitor is certainly the one that tells of the janare, women with magical powers who at night, using the fishermen’s boats, gave life to their meetings that took place in isolated places on the coast and who they moved across the sea in flight on boats. There will always be someone among the older inhabitants who will swear that they have witnessed one of these meetings and that they have proof of the veracity of this fact.

The door to the route in Conca dei Marini introduces you to this magical place that will not disappoint anyone who wants to follow the leitmotif of the legends.

The route can be done by traveling with your own car along the state road 163 which from Vietri sul Mare reaches Positano passing through the centers of Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Atrani, Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Furore and Praiano and making a detour on via Nuova Chiunzi which from Maiori leads to Tramonti, Ravello, Scala, or using public services, with interchanges in the main towns of the coast. The route can also be done in an alternative way using the maritime connection services, available in the spring and summer period, which however do not allow you to reach all the municipalities involved.

Related municipalities
Related Cultural Heritage