walking along the waterfalls and the papermills
The Amalfi Mill's Valley
This tour is a combination of walk, history, food and fun!
We walk into one of the most amazing valley following the Canneto river. The scenery is amazing. We are in a chesnut forest and the clear water of the river jumps on the rocks creating lots of waterfalls and natural swimming pools.
On the way we find all the ruins of the old and abandoned paper mills where in the 13th century local people started to produce paper using cloths.
The last spot in the valley is a natural reserve with the most spectacular waterfalls. It's a protected area where the "Woodwardia radicans" grows, a pre-historic fern that can be 2 meters long!
In Amalfi we can visit the PAPER MUSEUM, that was a paper factory in the 14th century. A guide will show us the old machineries and the process in making paper using cloths.
The right end of our tour will be a great luch in a family restaurant on a balcony overlooking Amalfi.
We have two options to do this walk:
1)starting from Amalfi and going up to Pontone village
2)starting from Pontone village and going down to Amalfi (easiest)
We can meet in Amalfi and depending on the option chosen we can start walking from there (option 1) or we can take a transportation to Pontone (option2)
In both cases we walk up to a natural reserve, where we can admire two spectacular waterfalls and we can have lunch in a family restaurants on a balcony overlooking Amalfi.
Walking time:3 hours
Difference in level:250 mt going up (1st option) - 250 mt going down (2nd option)
Equipment:You need hiking shoes with a good grip on the sole. I suggest high shoes up to the ankle and walking sticks. At least 1 lt of water is essential.
total price for 2 persons - 4 h
We meet in Amalfi and we finish in Amalfi. If you need private transportation contact me!