Il Vallone dei Mulini

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mimdl01
Miami, FL22 contributions
Loved this cute unexpected valley of the mills in Sorrento Italy. First of all you're walking on a beautiful little town and all of the sudden there's a drop on your left (if you're heading towards the main plaza, you could say) and you see this hidden treasure all the way at the bottom of the rocky mountains around it. From what I've read, because I just found it to fascinating to let it go 3 years ago...it was a water mill, not a grain mill. It dates back to 900 A.D. and it used to supply water to the town of Sorrento. That's why it's at the bottom of the Valley so that the water and flow down and then with the Mill it used to create energy for the town. According to my readings, it was abandoned in 1866. I'm not sure if you can visit it because it is completely covered by weeds. But I would absolutely love to see it inside and get the real story behind it.
Written June 5, 2010
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HeidiPlavecsky
Canal Winchester, Ohio28 contributions
We were walking around Sorrento totally unsuspecting when we saw a group of travelers looking over a wall on the side of the street. There were no signs or apparent attractions located here, but having traveled all over and knowing that some of the best finds are hidden treasures, we wandered over to see what they were looking at. What we found was this old Mill below ground level, complete with waterfalls and amazing depth. We took pictures back to our hotel to have the front desk identify the remains, and it turns out is a 17th century grain mill abandoned because it was too hot in the area where it sat for the women to work long hours milling grain. How it came to be below ground I've yet to find out, but if you are going to Sorrento, this is an absolute must see, and right in the middle of everything.
Written April 16, 2009
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Fish-2291
Glasgow, UK9 contributions
A small walk from the Piazza Tasso you will see this beautiful landscape. Its great for pictures as previously mentioned and its just another great addition to Sorrento. It would be great to get down there but maybe that could be a possibly venture in the future.
Written July 3, 2011
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LizNC166
Papworth Everard, UK92 contributions
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As I've seen the place listed on many hidden abandoned wonders listed on the internet I decided I may as well see it for myself. It's in the Piazza Tasso down the road on the right of the Fauno Bar, as you walk down the road there's a wooden furniture shop and then it's right in front of you surrounded by railings. It only takes a few minutes to visit and take some pictures, but it looks amazing and is something that a lot of tourists apparently miss seeing or cannot find.
Written August 16, 2014
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suzky123
Ellesmere Port, UK102 contributions
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Nice to see but easy to miss. Go to the Piazza Tasso and turn left to head down past bar fauno as this should now be in your right hand side. You pass a wood shop on the right and another hotel and then get to a set of railing and it is hidden down there. If you dont know to look for it you can eaisly walk past it.
No information about it but managed to find out it was an old mill. No access to it which is a shame as there are stairs but no start to them and because it has not been maintained would now be very dangerous. Needs to have info to tell us what it is about and how it ended up to be there. A bit weird to find a random mill right down there so would be interesting to find out how the land developed.
Written August 28, 2012
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Linda H
Chicago, IL73 contributions
Family
This is a stunning archeological wonder. The ancient mill is located far down in a deep ravine and the end of a street in Sorrento. It is easy to miss, as we were right next to it before we looked down and saw it. It looks like a castle and is overgrown with moss and other vegetation. At night various colored lights shine on it, giving it a unique atmosphere. The locals seem to be less impressed by it, than the tourists who happen upon it. Very little information is given about it in town. We were told it was an ancient pasta making building by our taxi driver. The pictures we took of it are my favorite Italian pictures. Amazing place.
Written July 23, 2012
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Geoffy
Wimborne Minster, UK899 contributions
Couples
The Valley of the Mills is on Via Fuorimura just behind the main square (less than 200m). It is easily missed (we did the first time we were in Sorrento) but interesting to see both day and night, when it's nicely lit. If you keep walking away from the square and take the road to the right, then right again a few hundred metres along, you'll come to the old town walls and gate. Before that there's a pleasant little park on the right, with a cafe/restaurant; the far end (an outdoor theatre) overlooks the side of the Valley of the Mills. A short walk through the town gate brings you out near the Duomo.
Written June 24, 2012
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HahnTravels
Liverpool, Australia1,088 contributions
Just near Piazza Tasso, you walk along and unsuspectingly gaze down on this little mill and valley. Very beautiful and comes up a treat in pictures. You can't get down to it that I could see and it is only a fairly brief experience but very nice beacuse it is unexpected.
Part of the charm of walking around Sorrento
Written May 30, 2011
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Belgo96
Brisbane, Australia3,610 contributions
Friends
This is an iconic symbol of Sorrento, so don't miss it when you are there. It is situated in a deep canyon called the valley of the mills. The old abandoned mill was built in the 10th century to grind wheat to make flour. A sawmill within the same complex also helped with providing chaff to assist the city's wood workers. It was abandoned in the 1800s when the creation of the main Tasso Square cut it off from the sea. It is quite haunting and seriously looks like something out of a Hobbit movie set. It is literally a five minute walk up from Tasso Square (up the opposite direction to the ravine viewpoint out to the sea). Walk past the large wood work and ceramics store that sells to the cruise customers and you are almost there. There is a fantastic deli which looks just like a fruit and veg store on the outside, on the way up there too which has some great meats, cheeses, wines and beers inside (it features on a Sorrento food tour and is really good).
Written October 10, 2014
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1stHandExperience
Philadelphia, PA3 contributions
Family
This is a defunct (but still intact) large mill structure down in a deep "valley" near the Piazza Tasso. If you walk via Atigliana towards the bay to get to the Piazza, you can't help but pass by it. It's lit up at night from the inside, so it has a pretty cool "glow" coming from all of the windows. I'm pretty sure it's there to just look at, because it is way down there and doesn't look to have any paths to get down to it.
Written January 10, 2013
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