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THE VALLEY OF MILLS

The itinerary starts in the picturesque harbor of Santa Margherita and runs along terraces and colored villas to reach the hamlet of Nozarego, destination, in past times, of many pilgrims to visit its Sanctuary.

From Nozarego the path passes through chestnut woods and olive cultivations till the “Mill of Gassetta”, ancient structure with original millstones, recently restored and resting point of the Park of Portofino, where you can taste local products from the area.

After lunch it is possible to go down to the suggestive bay of Paraggi, along a steep path through the Valley of Mills, known since centuries ago because of its 35 mills grinding olives, chestnut and grain for all the surrounding territory.

 

Effettive walking time: 3.5 Hours
Difference in level: 250m up and 250m down
Difficulty: medium-low