Hike to Valle delle Ferriere - nature reserve

Valle delle Ferriere is a path that descends from the Lattari Mountains to Amalfi through forests of ferns, waterfalls and streams which make the environment very cool even in summer. The name derives from the presence of ironwork ruins of medieval origin.

The area is also known as Vallone dei Mulini (Valley of the mills) due to the presence in the final part of the path of water-powered mills that were used for the production of the famous Amalfi paper.

What to expert from this hike

The most interesting part of the valley is the Natural Reserve, to be found at its centre. Inside the Natural Reserve, around the waterfalls, the valley micro climate is favorable to sub-tropical vegetation. Here it grows the last specimens of the Woodwardia radicans, a fern dating back to the age of the glaciations, which here still survives thanks to this particular type of cool and humid environment. This entire ecosystem represents something of inestimable scientific and naturalistic value.

Leaving the valley in the direction of Amalfi, you will see various fascinating ruins of ancient factories (from medieval times to the nineteenth century) that drew their power from the water. These are paper mills, mills and foundries.

Please note

Valle delle Ferriere hiking tour is not suitable for those suffering from heart problems or knees problems. We recommend to be prepared with sportswear and trekking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and a bottle of water.


Price: from 100€ per person

Departure Point: Pontone - Amalfi

More details

✓ English speaking private guide

✓ Certified guide

✓ Private transfer on request

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