Ancient Patregnani Mill


Rural life heritage collection

The Ancient Patregnani mill is a rural collection housed in an historic building: in the original rooms that once were a reference point for the surrounding territory, providing flour, oil and wine, today there are objects and daily work instruments on display. You will see the original grinstones of the olive press that worked up until the 90s and the way more ancient ones of the flour mill.

The Patregnani and Sabbatini families that inherited the complex, recently decided to dust down the place to value a piece of heritage that is directly linked to our historic roots.
Officially opened to the public for the very first time in may 2013, the collection is a work in progress, constantly enriched by the diligent work made by the owners.

This piece of cultural/historic heritage is only waiting to be discovered by curious visitors. They will be brought back in time in an era when life was ceirtanly harder but also less chaotic and maybe more peaceful. The decision to transform the place into a museum was taken first of all to do justice to the farmers world which we all come from and towards which we should feel grateful. And also, to create a precious opportunity for young people to get to know a world that also represents their own roots.

In the collection rooms you will be able to admire those grindstones, dating back as far as the Middle Ages, that transformed the rural products into wheat flour, maize flour and barley flour, thanks to the strength of the water drifted from the Cesano river.

And you will have the chance to discover how the cold pressing of olives was made.
Another room is dedicated to show how the equipment to turn grapes into wine worked.

And at the end of this time trip, the quiet of the countryside awaits the visitors for a nice walk to or bike tour to the river, along the trail or a simple nap on the green grass, inside the beautiful garden.
In fact, in the space around the mill many trees were planted, each one identified by a small sign. Walking around the mill you can observe the trees and their features, especially valued through guided activities for kids.


For further information:

Where: Madonna del Piano, 112 – Corinaldo (AN).
Telephone: +39 071 67230 (Francesco and Maria Angela)

Since February 2014 the Association Il molino racconta was born with the purpose of organising events and running the activities for adults and children.
The entrance is allowed subscribing an annual membership card.
The place is open during the weekends in spring and summer.
Check the website for all the updates.

The collection is available for opening on request for schools during the week, from May until October