Valle delle Ferriere

Valle delle Ferriere

The Mills Valley, known as “Valle delle Ferriere” or “Valle dei Mulini”, has hosted in the past some paper factories and an ironworks.

The water was used to move the machineries for the production of the renowned Amalfi’s paper.

valle delle ferriere 4

The path start from Pontone, in S. Giovanni’s Square, and cross all its alleys. At the end of the paved stretch, there is the CAI n° 23 path.

On the opposite side, the Pogerola’s houses are visible. Upstream, the valley, is enclosed between high calcareous walls. On the same side, hidden by the nature, is also visible the forced conduit of the old hydroelectric plant.

Afterward, there is a bifurcation, with the highest part of the valley on the right, and on the left, the majestic ruin of the Ferriera. The building surmounts the valley with an ample arch, under which the creek flows into a cascade. In this point the path turns and it conducts towards the valley.

Instead, passing under the bridge of the conduit, there is a short uphill itinerary that reach the ” Riserva Naturale Statale Valle delle Ferriere”. Here the creek forms various falls that nuke the water and make the enviroment very humid and consequently very fresh even in midsummer.

Inside the Reserve, there is the extremely rare endemic fern Woodwardia radicans. Comeback along the same path to the Ferriera, from there, take the CAI n°25 path running along the creek and passing close to the ruins of the old paper factories, untill reach Amalfi.

Events Calendar

January 2021
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
28 December 2020 29 December 2020 30 December 2020 31 December 2020 1 January 2021 2 January 2021 3 January 2021
4 January 2021 5 January 2021 6 January 2021 7 January 2021 8 January 2021 9 January 2021 10 January 2021
11 January 2021 12 January 2021 13 January 2021 14 January 2021 15 January 2021 16 January 2021 17 January 2021
18 January 2021 19 January 2021 20 January 2021 21 January 2021 22 January 2021 23 January 2021 24 January 2021
25 January 2021 26 January 2021 27 January 2021 28 January 2021 29 January 2021 30 January 2021 31 January 2021