The watermill signals a true and proper revolution of agricultural techniques used in the country related to the use of water as a source of energy. This technology gradually allowed the replacement of animals and it also allowed for a higher amount of energy available and a greater quantity of products.
In the territories of Mugello the presence of watermills had been widespread ever since the Medieval period and they were primarily intended for the grinding of various grains, such as wheat, corn and dry chestnuts for human consumption and orzo and oats for fodder for the livestock.
Here is a list of the visitable watermills in Mugello:
Madonna dei Tre Fiumi – Ronta, Borgo San Lorenzo
Old water mill still in use, one of the oldest in all of Tuscany.
MULINO DI RAZZAIOLE
Grezzano, Borgo San Lorenzo
The original structure of the watermill dates back to the first years of the 1300s. Productive activity ceased in 1988.
Loc. San Pellegrino, Firenzuola
Watermill still in use
Loc. Sant’Agata, Scarperia e San Piero
Watermill still active and operative.
Fraz. Coniale, 627, Firenzuola
Workshop for children.
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