In the Val di Morins in the Val Badia, a beautiful footpath invites visitors to discover eight old, but still fully functional water mills.
The famous Val di Morins - this is the Ladin name of the Mill Valley - is located in Longiarù, a district of San Martino in Badia. Next to the small mountain village, the Seres stream rushes through the valley: The power of this water has also been used for centuries to drive the paddle wheels of the mills and the millstones. In the past, farmers were dependent on agriculture, and water mills to grind the grain made life a little easier.
Today, the eight mills of Longiarù represent a cultural heritage that must be preserved. They were completely restored so that today they can be used again by the local farmers. Together with the green meadows and the peaks of the Dolomites in the Val Badia valley, this creates an impressive destination at 1,400 m a.s.l., which invites to enjoy a beautiful hike. It leads past Seres and Miscì, two mountain hamlets called Viles here. The first mill along the path can also be visited inside.
By the way: A few years ago, Longiarù became a "Bergsteigerdorf" (mountain climbing village), an award which is linked to strict criteria to enable sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism. And how to reach the Val di Morins? From the car park and the bus stop of Longiarù, path no. 4 starts to the hamlet of Seres, where the Mill Valley begins.
The visits to a mill in operation will be offered again during the summer months 2023.