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History of Conca dei Marini, Furore and Agerola



Conca dei Marini was founded by the ancient Romans, around the year 500 BC, like many of the other towns on the Amalfi Coast. Conca's Latin name means "Basin of the Seas", this is surely because of the way its coastline contours along the Mediterranean sea, creating enchanting small fiords, and gulfs.



Conca dei Marini is also famous for its "Grotta dello Smeraldo" (Emerald Grotto) renowned all over the world for its amazing emerald-green waters, and its under sea "Presepe" (the scene of the birth of Christ). The Grotto is reachable by both land, and ferry. Once you reach the Grotto, you are taken on a guided boat tour of the interior cave.



Other worthy sites to visit in Conca are: the Church of San Pancrazio (it has an amazing view of the Amalfi Coast from its courtyard), San Antonio of Padua, San Michele Arcangelo, and the Monastery of Santa Rosa.



Stunning views, and tranquility, are key features of Conca dei Marini, and it is located only a very short distance from Amalfi, Positano, and many other interesting towns along the Amalfi Coast