Valley of Mills

La Valle dei Mulini is a valley of the Lattari Mountains, located in the territory of the town of Gragnano. Gragnano is a commune in the metropolitan city of Naples. Valle dei Mulini or Valley of Mills is a verdant grouping of modern ruins nestled at the bottom of a deep Italian crevasse. The deep crack in the rock which houses the crumbling buildings originated during a huge eruption which devastated the Mediterranean area many years ago. The flour mills, built from stone as far back as the 13th century, took advantage of the constant stream at the bottom of the valley. They grow all the types of wheat needed by the Sorrentine people in the surrounding area.

After the flour mills were successfully established, other early industrial outfits began springing up to take advantage of the waters at the bottom – a sawmill was built which furnished the chaff used by local cabinet-masters and there was a wash-house used by women for personal hygiene and laundering clothes. After the milling of flour was largely shifted to nearby pasta mills, the sunken area of industry became largely obsolete and the buildings were closed and abandoned in the 1940’s. Since their closing, the brick buildings have been slowly taken over by the aggressive greenery that thrives in the humid crevasse. The place looks like nothing more than a slice of what the world will look like when humans are gone.

You must visit this place to check out the gorgeous buildings hidden in the Valley of the Mills. You can hire a car from other places where you have been holidaying in Italy to take you to the commune of Gragnano in the metropolitan city of Naples. Renting a car in Italy because it gives you the independence to travel where and when you want and to find your way off the beaten path. Car Rental Italy caters to all the needs of Italian tourists, who wish to explore the tourist attractions in and around the picturesque place.

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