Ex-Sugar works

When Sarno was designated for industrial development at the start of the 19th century, a series of grandiose buildings were put up, the first being this U-shaped complex, reflecting the layout of the nearby former feudal manor. It started life as a sugar works but was soon turned into a spinning mill. The long fronts were designed  with simple, essential lines, facing onto the street and the interior (in the garden at the back stands an impressive old plane tree); there are several storeys, and it was restored during the 1980s (it now houses two secondary schools). Power came from hydraulic means, and you can still see the tank that set the looms in motion.


19th century


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