Atlas Gorge

Nesso, SP 583 Lariana
300 m slm, difference in height: 200 m
Torrents: Tuff e Nosèe

Photo by Giovanna Silva

Ravine: a deep, narrow rocky gorge, carved out by the unceasing flow of one or more streams that join in a thunderous mass of water to create a rushing waterfall. At Nesso the abundance of irrigation channels ensures a constant supply of water that allowed hydropower to be harnessed by factories and mills to produce a driving force, favouring the development of manufacturing industry and water mills, paper mills, spinning mills, oil mills. “Nesso, a land where a river falls with great force through a huge fissure in the mountain,” Leonardo da Vinci, 15th century

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