Vallone dei Mulini #Italy
The Vallone dei Mulini is a #valley of the #Sorrento coast, located in Sorrento: it owes its name to the presence of a mill used for grinding wheat.
The Vallone dei Mulini was born about thirty-five thousand years ago due to an eruption of the volcano under the Phlegraean Fields that covered the area extending from Punta Scutolo to Capo di Sorrento with debris. The spring waters that formed waterways dug a narrow and deep gorge looking for an outlet to the sea.
Over the years, in the valley floor, a mill was built for grinding wheat that remained in operation until the beginning of the 1900s.
The Mulino valley was closed for the construction of Piazza Tasso which completely isolated the access to the site.
The almost total closure of this area has made the microclimate so moist that it facilitates the growth of very particular plants. Today the abandoned mill is covered with dense vegetation that resembles a tropical jungle.
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