Hikes & Walks: Valley of the Mills (Valle delle Ferriere)
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The small seaside town of Amalfi is situated at the mouth of a river valley named Valle dei Mulini (Valley of the Mills), which during medieval times was a key part of the town’s thriving industry, particularly for its prestigious paper producers. This excursion lets you learn about the fascinating history of Amalfi while admiring the lush mountains all around.
The path starts out from Pontone, a small village in Scala which is overlooked by the ruins of the 7th century Church of Sant’Eustachio, of which only the apse is left standing. The route allows visitors to explore one of the most unspoiled and deserted areas of the entire Amalfi coast. The path follows the Canneto stream, taking visitors into a tight valley whose fertile land made it the perfect place for a number of paper mills and an ironworks in times gone by. The landscape of the reserve is truly picturesque, with many waterfalls and meanders creating the perfection conditions for a wide range of flora and fauna.
As you descend towards Amalfi, the path passes a number of abandoned paper mills before arriving at the Paper Museum, a restored 18th-century paper
mill in the middle of the village, and a library with over 3000 texts on the origins of paper.
- Private English-speaking hiking guide
- Pick-up/drop-off from holiday home to Pontone (the start of the trail)
- Light snacks
- Bus ticket from Amalfi to Pontone
This experience usually starts at 08.30 am in the morning and lasts 3/4 hours
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