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Aldino Mill Ensemble

The mills of Aldino along the Rio Thal stream are today one of the many interesting sights in the south of South Tyrol

Aldino village is situated at an altitude between 1,200 and 1,500 m a.s.l. Until the 1950s it was - today unimaginable - only accessible via a cart track from Montagna, Bronzolo and Nova Ponente. The farmers had to be self-sufficient and cultivated mainly grain, which was ground in the numerous mills along the Rio Thal. In 1611 there were already 10 mills documented, in the Theresian cadastre of 1775 there are already 31, and in 1911 a peak of 42 mills along the Rio Thal stream was mentioned. After the construction and opening of the road in 1958/59, the outside world became accessible: People migrated, the farmers were no longer dependent on the grain.

The mills were abandoned and fell into decay, until a few years ago when the Aldino Museum Association decided to save the cultural assets and make the mills functional again. As a result, you can still admire the Schmiede, the Schiasser, Matzneller and Thal Mills, the Stampfer Saw and the Lady of the Snows Chapel along the Rio Thal stream. And how to reach the Aldino Mill Ensemble?

The recommendable Aldino Mill Path, a circular walk of an hour, starts at the car park near the fire station on the road to Monte San Pietro: The mills can only be reached on foot. The village, however, can be reached by foot during the hike from Bronzolo to Aldino. In Aldino there is another sight, which is run by the Aldino Museum Association: the Aldino Local Museum.

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Opening times

  • Fri 24 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 25 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 26 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 27 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 28 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 29 May 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 30 May 09:00 - 17:00

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Open-air museum - spring 2024 (04/05/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Open-air museum - summer 2024 (10/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:00 - 17:00

Open-air museum - autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 17:00

Admission

Aldino Mill Path (open-air museum) freely accessible

guided tour to the Aldino Mill Ensemble:
fees on request

More information

The opening hours refer to the open-air museum: It is freely accessible every year from early May to the end of October, the buidlings can be seen only from the outside.

The guided tours are offered from July 6 to September 14, 2024, every Saturday at 10 am in German/Italian language, start at the Aldino fire station.

Reservation needed by calling +39 0471 886832 or 340 5538 038 (min. 4 days prior), duration of the guided tour: min. 1.5 hours (1 additional hour for the hike).

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