Vallone dei Mulini or Valle dei Mulini (known in English as Valley of the Mills) is a historic valley in Sorrento, Italy.
The flour mills, built from stone as far back as the 13th century. Its name derived from its beginning function: to grind grain. The valley originates from the release of waters into a tufa plain about 37,000 years ago, following the eruption of the Campi Flegrei.
Robert Prejza | Mar 29, 2018
After even a small amount of research concerning this intriguing and unique oddity, you will discover the purpose it served and the reason for its and, by extension, the city of Sorrento's existence. Adventurous and nimble explorers can even hire a guide and obtain permission to descend into this ruin. Good luck!
Priscilla Nelson | Mar 15, 2018
We nearly missed this wonderful place. We saw it purely by accident. What a view of this ancient sawmill which is lying far below the current street level. It reminded me of the forests of fairytales. Really something to observe when in Sorrento.
Hayley Adams | Apr 11, 2018
Magical. A tiny walk from the main square and so worth a look.
M R Noneya | May 5, 2018
An ancient sawmill right off the main square.
mygamertag2010X | May 18, 2017
Very interesting place to look down upon. There is an inaccessible trap door below the parking structure to allow access down the side of the valley. Unfortunate that it isn't open to the public.
Eden Washburn | Jun 14, 2018
I have wanted to come to Sorrento to see the mills for 7 years now. I am a huge aficionado of all things abandoned and these mills are quite famous. I read that you could walk through them, similar to a park, but when I arrived I found it was completely closed off and there is no access down to the mills themselves. I was absolutely crushed. It is still beautiful from above, but I would have given anything to go down.
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