Panorama from the Valle dei Mulini hike in Amalfi Coast, Italy
Panorama from the Valle dei Mulini hike in Amalfi Coast, Italy

Valle dei Mulini hike

Amalfi Coast
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Valle dei Mulini hike

Distance: 3.8mi
Elevation: 1,115ft
Time: 1.5-3h

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This is one of the easiest hikes of the Amalfi Coast, yet it’s still full of nature and history. Thanks to its short distance, this is a great trail to walk with the entire family.

Valle dei Mulini hike Map

Getting there

If you’re in Amalfi, all you have to do is follow the main road to "Via delle Cartiere". There is paid parking near the Museo Della Carta (Paper Mill Museum). From there follow the signs to "Valle dei Mulini".

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About

When to do

March to November

Backcountry Campsites

No

Toilets

No

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Poor

Crowd Levels

Moderate

Route Type

Out and back


Valle dei Mulini
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Route Description for Valle dei Mulini

From the Amalfi Dome, go straight through the main road “Via Pietro Capuano”, which short after will become “Via delle Cartiere”. On these roads, you will already find signs for “Valle dei Mulini”.

Once you are near the Paper Mill Museum, there you will find an uphill road and other signs for “Valle delle Ferriere” and “Valle dei Mulini”.

From here you hike on a well-paved path, surrounded by old buildings and lemon trees. After 1km the pavement will end and you will enter the forest, hearing the delicate splash of Canneto River, flowing in the valley below.

After a short walk you’ll begin to see something quite fascinating: ancient abandoned houses covered by plants. Those once were paper mills that took advantage of the river to produce the once famous Amalfi paper. You may be able to cautiously go inside some of them, but pay attention. Some bats may have made these old mills their new home!

A few steps and mills later, you are in the wild, at the same level as the river with beautiful falls one after another. You’ll pass some more ruins as you continue uphill. Past them, there is a signboard that says “Sentiero Giustino Fortunato”. From there, continue the path as it climbs until you reach a metallic fence. Open the door in the fence and go on. After few meters, you’ll be surrounded by strange falls and plants unique to this area.

You can continue along the path a bit longer to the gorge with more falls and river views until the trail ends.

After that, return the way you came.

If you’re looking for more amazing hikes in Amalfi Coast, check out the classic – Path of The Gods.

Insider Hints

  • The first part of the path is very exposed to the sun during the day. Make sure you have protection from the sun to avoid sunburns.

  • To get here by bus from Sorrento and Naples you can take buses for Amalfi if you don’t want to weave along the small roads.

  • This is a good hike for those who are new to hiking and for those who hike with kids. Although do be careful in the old mills with the kids. There are areas where they could get lost or spooked!

Comments

Alexis Schweitzer 10 months ago

A lovely place, peaceful and surrounded by nature and the sea

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Greenworld88 12 months ago

The falls was gorgeous. This hike will be a challenge if you are wearing sandals or flip-flops.

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TeddyBear 12 months ago

We did several hikes in the Amalfi Coast area and the hike of Valle dei Mulini was our personal favorite

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Rolando Acciaio 12 months ago

The Valle dei Mulini is fantastic

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Francesco D. 1 year ago

The Valle is beautiful with gorgeous views across the lemon farms, It was a lovely walk

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Larry I. 1 year ago

Fantastic and great hike, Not too intense, but nice and secluded.

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justinhardy 1 year ago

Easy and short hike that comes with amazing views! The waterfalls looks so beautiful!

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Raymond G. 2 years ago

Great workout to the falls. Spectacular scenery. Lovely falls.

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Zachary L. 2 years ago

Fantastic hike. I was so drawn to the ancient abandoned houses. Would like to return someday when I get a better camera.

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Tyler D. 2 years ago

The trail was in good shape. So much to see for a short hike.

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