History and Traditions in the Valley of the Mills
Gragnano is a hill town 30 Km south of Naples, overlooking Pompeii and Vesuvius, just outside Castellammare and its port in Naples Bay; located halfway between Sorrento and Amalfi it is ideal to visit Sorrento, Capri, the Amalfi Coast as well as the countryside of the Campania region of Italy.
Pasta Tradition making pasta in Gragnano is an ancient art form that involves history, culture, patience, secrets and traditions. The town’s main street was laid out expressly to capture the mountain breeze mixed with sea air back when pasta makers hung spaghetti on drying rods like laundry. Now, heaters are used to dry the pasta at 122 degrees Fahrenheit for two days, resulting in a nuttier aroma and a chewier feel.