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The watermill “Cavallo d’Ispica” is an original piece of jewellery of rural art of the 18th century, situated on the northern part of the archaeological valley of Cava d’Ispica, few kilometres from Modica, centre of hyblean baroque as well as...more
We were staying in a nearby hotel so we had to visit this small museum featuring an old trade which is practically extinct today. The watermill is very interesting, as also are the various rooms featuring the miller's life and tools. The owner and her...More
Very interesting exhibit of a mill that is quite special from a technical point of view. We never saw a horisontal water wheel before. The place is also beautifully arranged and well kept. There is a small souvenir shop at the entrance.
The place well...More
A working mill using a horizontal paddle wheel (Arab style) moved with a jet of water from a 9 metre head which should give about 15 psi to shoot a jet of water against the paddles.
The mill stones are made from pie shaped pieces...More
This was a fascinating piece of social history as well as old technology still working in the modern day. The cave house is full of artifacts from everyday Sicilian life. It was interesting seeing the similarities and differences between these and things we've seen back...More
We visited this water mill after our visit to the caves.
Fascinating story of how the mill evolved over time, and passed into the hands of the family of the current owner who hosted our tour.
Still in operation today, you will be shown the...More
Our visit to the flour mill was absolutely amazing! It has been in Enza's family for generations and she was the most gracious hostess and guide. The place is immaculate. There are recordings and signs in other languages including English. The direction you are supposed...More
I happened on this while driving to Ragusa and stopped in. I was the only one there on a Monday afternoon. The owner/guide was wonderful and guided me through the entire process from design to working mill. At one time there were 20 mills like...More
We stumbled across this museum whilst visiting the nearby caves.
Was well worth the stop, the owner was lovely and although we did not speak very good Italian, she explained everything to us as best she could & even had an English recording playing to...More
we got there on a very rainy and cold day with 0 visitors, and lady the owner has shown us around, telling the history of the place and of her family. interesting for visitors who don't understand italian, and super-awesome for those who speak and...More