Santa Barbara cave
LocalitÓ Miniera S. Giovanni, 09016
If you want to enjoy a dive into adventure in search of landscapes and art treasures, hidden by a nature that preserves its remains and protects its purity, once you arrive in Furore, you will have to look for the cave of St. Barbara.
You will be then so enchanted by the view appearing before your eyes: a Church built within a cave, the first construction of a retreat devoted to this Saint.
Even if the Church dates back to year one thousand, the architectural details can be still admired, as well as the squared plan hall, the three naves and the entrance that still today shows the traces of old paintings.
The remains of the retreat are a decoration representing a Madonna with child and two monks, set between two columns supporting a tympanum- like structure.
The monks themselves used to retire here and pray, and if you close your eyes it seems to you to see them in the peace of a place that has stopped time.