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Molino di Menicone
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Menicone Mill

This old mill is still working today

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The Menicone Mill was part of the Palazzaccio farm, today known as Torre degli Onesti, which is a sixteenth century villa owned by the Orsetti counts from Lucca.
It is the only mill in the area around Pescaglia which is still working today. It was originally built in the seventeenth century and the main structure hasn’t been altered since. It was in use until the 1980s and today has become a monument to the old farming methods and technologies of the past. The wooden gears date back to the nineteenth century and the mill still has its original mill stones. Many historic working tools are on display.
The Amici del Molino (Friends of the Mill) Association organise educational visits and activities on site.

Opening hours
Everyday 3.30pm-7.30pm
By appointment only in the mornings

Entry fee

Disabled access
In part

Contact information
Menicone n.2
S. Martino in Freddana
Pescaglia (Lucca)
Telephone 0583 38090
E-mail molinomenicone@libero.it

A small village on the Apuan Alps, rich in nature and history
Pescaglia is a small village that rises from the eastern Apuan Alps. The area is characterized by its rich landscape and hidden natural treasures, in addition to the many architectural and cultural jewels found there. The Pescaglia Foundation was established in the 16th century and its name probably came from the dialectal word ‘persico’, meaning ‘fishing’. ...