Splashing water, wheels moving, rivers for playing - mills are attractions, not only for children.
A particular mill landscape can be admired in Aldino in the south of South Tyrol. The mills along the Rio Thal, today recall the fact that cereal cropping once upon a time used to be the most important basis of existence for local people. The mills were reactivated by the Aldino Museum Association in order not to let the tradition fade into obscurity. Recommendable is the family walk to the mills of Aldino, starting from the fire station on the road to Monte San Pietro. Once you reached the attraction, you can visit the Stampfer saw, the Thal mill, the smithy and many more places that are worth to stop at.
Also Terento in the Val Pusteria offers a mill educational trail. This is where seven almost 500-year old mills can be admired along the Rio Terento. Schedule about 1.5 hours for this trail. In summer months, from 10 am to 2 pm, usually one mill is open to public. Moreover, in August, there is the traditional Mill Festival with an entertainment programme for families.
Also the villages of Colsano, Ciardes and Castelbello in the Val Venosta offers some mills. There are the Moar, Platter and Baumandl mills, providing an insight into the fascinating world of mills.
Mills of Aldino, phone: +39 0471 886619
Terento tourist information, phone: +39 0472 546140