MOLINETTO DELLA CRODA
Il Molinetto della Croda
Arts, culture, history, traditions
From monday to saturday: 15,00 - 18,00
Sunday and holidays: 10,00 - 12,00 /
14,30 - 18,30
From wednesday to saturday: 14,00 - 17,00
Sunday and holidays: 10,00 - 12,00 / 14,00 - 18,00
Italiano - English -
MOLINETTO DELLA CRODA (17th century)
The Molinetto della Croda, an ancient mill in the Lierza
valley, is one of the most picturesque spots of the Marca
In nearly four centuries of history it has inspired
several artists and charmed thousands of visitors.
The Molinetto is a typical example of 17th century rural
It was built in various successive stages. The original
foundations lay on the bare rock of the mountain, the “croda”, hence the
name of Molinetto della Croda. Later additions made it possible
to lodge the miller family. Their life was a continuous fight against
poverty and against the threat of sudden floods like those recent of
1941 and 1953.
This old mill is a symbol of that local rural life which
is today disappearing because of the industrial development of
the area. The mill stopped working in 1953. It was then abandoned for
several years and has been recently restored with great care and
attention so as to bring back its original features.
Today, on the ground floor of the building, the accurate
re-make of the millstone has finally revived the mill again.
This symbol of local culture and history was purchased in 1991 by the
Council of Refrontolo and is now open to the public. School and
tourist groups are always welcome.
INFORMATION for GUIDED TOURS to the MOLINETTO DELLA CRODA of GROUPS and SCHOOLS.
The groups are received by a special guide, who outlines
a brief history.
After that, it follows a showing of the mill that grinds
the flour of maize, as it has been done for centuries. This is particularly
important and impressive, taking also into consideration that the water mills,
which still work, are rare.
Later on,visitors have the opportunity to visit the
inner rooms of the building, with exhibitions scheduled for each period of the year.
There is also the possibility to have a short walk above
the falls or, if interested, to have longer routes.
The entrance fee is, including the presentation of the
guide, of € 2.00 per person.
For groups and schools we apply a discount.
Length of the visit : 30/60 minutes.
Reservations are required, even by telephone, indicating
the date, time of arrival and, approximately, the number of the persons
who will take part in.
For further information: Tel. 0438 978199 with voicemail
Associazione MOLINETTO DELLA CRODA
Via Molinetto 40 -
31020 REFRONTOLO TV
tel. 0438 978199 - 0438 894142 - 347 3440070