The Abandoned Mill, Sorrento, Italy

Category: Places

 

Photo and caption by Karen Burns

The Valley of the Mills, "The name Valley of the Mills, derives from the existence of a mill - functioning since the beginning of the '900's - used for grinding wheat. Attached to the mill, rose a sawmill which furnished chaff to the Sorrentine cabinet makers. Everything is completed by a public wash-house used by the women. The creation of Tasso Square, since 1866, determined the isolation of the mill area from the sea, provoking a sharp rise of the percentage of humidity, which made the area unbearable and determined its progressive abandon."

Location: Sorrento, Campania, Italy

 

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