Sorrento mill valley is one of the five valleys that characterized the Sorrento peninsula, which today we can see only a few, including that of Sant’Agnello, currently held by the Salesian Sisters, which ends with a beach in which sheltered ships from storms. The second, between the village of Piano di Sorrento and Meta, was also called the Tomb, as during the plague of 1800 buried the victims of the epidemic.
The Sorrento Mill Valley is certainly the best preserved.
Few people know that in Sorrento were three valleys: the first was based on Sorrento to finish in Marina Piccola, the second one started from the Valley of the Mills and ended in Marina Grande, while the third climbed into the hills.
The valleys history is very old and charming, as well as their decadent beauty.
Many artists have left traces of past life in the valleys through prints and paintings.
But the valley was abandoned with the construction of the Piazza Tasso in the mid of the nineteenth century, with the channeling of water into the mill and the dam of Marina Piccola, resulting in unlivable conditions, except for plants.
So visit the Sorrento Mill Valley and then hire a car in Sorrento to visit the beauties of the Sorrento peninsula. Hire a car in Sorrento is also an excellent idea to visit the Amalfi Coast too!
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