The museum of milling and water in the Val di Rabbi
THE WATER MILL
The Molino Ruatti museum is an old watermill at the entrance to the Val di Rabbi, a gateway to the past, offering a chance to learn about the valley’s culture and how Alpine life used to be in days gone by. The mill machinery is still working, giving visitors an understanding of how the millers used to work and getting an insight into the local diet. The museum also includes the 19th century family home with original furnishings and everyday objects, brought to life by the guides who lead you through this historical journey, telling the story of the region and its culture through the eyes of its inhabitants.
VISIT THE MILL
The Mulino Ruatti Museum is open to visitors from 30/06 to 06/09 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays from 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:30 to 18:30. At other times of the year, visits are available by appointment.
Pracorno di Rabbi n. 3, on the main road through the Val di Rabbi.
Visitors to the mill are escorted by a guide who will take you back in time, telling the story of everyday domestic life for millers using the building and the objects found inside it.Come and see how the waters of the Rabbies river drove the water wheel for more than two centuries, converting cereals into flour, making bread from the land, along with the story of how people once lived in a little Alpine valley, what they ate, what they did, what they believed in. A voyage of discovery for young and old alike. A unique opportunity to explore the past, one which will surprise and delight you.
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The Mulino Ruatti association offers a wide range of social and cultural services, with a particular focus on child education. Our trained staff offer specially designed activities for families and schools, nurseries and run events across the region.
Rabbi Vacanze has launched a new rating system for holiday homes in the Val di Rabbi using ‘nests’. The aim is to provide full transparency about the information provided and the facilities on offer. Download the document to find out more about how they are graded.