The Water Mill

Museum of Traditional Crafts
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Turano – Valvestino

 

For information and bookings:
Forestry Consortium Terra tra i due Laghi
Tel +390365745007, +393346686327
consorzio.valvestino@tiscali.it
www.consorzioforestalevalvestino.com

 

Brescian Upper Garda Park Mountain Community
Tel +39036571449
info@cm-parcoaltogarda.bs.it
www.parcoaltogarda.eu

The mill

 

The mill of Turano is a well preserved building which maintains its original structure. One of the millstone  is still working. The millstone area is accessible from the low ground, through a solid wood door equipped with a bolt lock. The low ground is divided in two compartments; each of them contains a wood framed milling machine, made of the millstones and the complementary machines required for the milling process (hence the saying: eat like four millstones). Both the milling machines are linked to the external wooden blades, which have already been completely reconstructed.
The building is registered as “operating” at the cadastral office of Tyrol Province (1860) and belonging to Mr. Giovanni Andreoli from Turano.