The wonderful village of Conca dei Marini is built on two levels, between small staircases, lemon trees and the emerald green sea.
The village of Conca dei Marini resembles an embrace of rocks, a natural cove stretching out to sea (the basin from which it takes its name) next to Furore, an enchanted village of a few hundred inhabitants living in houses on the beach or in white houses clinging to the mountain. Conca dei Marini was once just a fishing village, but today it thrives on tourism without losing its charm.
For trekking enthusiasts, there are many trails to follow, such as Punta San Lazzaro, Pipistrelli and others that link the various villages along the coast. Towards the center of Conca dei Marini, the many stores offer the chance to buy typical local products, from handicrafts to typical local food.
It’s impossible not to linger over the “pomodorini a piennolo” (small grape tomatoes that grow on the slopes of the Vesuvius volcano), excellent in fish soup. The center of Conca dei Marini offers a wide choice of restaurants, all offering quality service with typical local dishes and local produce. Conca dei Marini is the second-smallest municipality in Campania and the fourth-smallest in Italy.
We suggest you visit the village of Conca dei Marini, even though it’s very small and less well-known than the other villages on the coast, as it offers many attractions, such as the church of San Giovanni Battista and the convent of Santa Rosa.
Despite its small size, Conca dei Marini boasts no fewer than six churches, all in panoramic positions: the church of San Pancrazio is famous for the legend of the Janare, women who, because of their familiarity with rituals, herbs and magic potions, were considered witches, but who perhaps only pined for their absent husbands, far out on the seas, and for themselves, alone, without company under the starry sky.
The church of Sant’Antonio overlooks the sea and dates back to the 13th century, while the church of Santa Maria di Grado stands on a cliff overlooking the sea and houses the head of Saint Barnabas, one of the region’s most important relics.
The other three places of worship in Conca dei Marini are the church of San Michele Arcangelo in Via San Michele, the chapel of the Immacolata in Piazza Olmo and the chapel of the Madonna della Neve in the marina.