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Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica

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Fascinating view of the life long ago

Very interesting exhibit of a mill that is quite special from a technical point of view. We never... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
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A working mill using a horizontal paddle wheel (Arab style) moved with a jet of water from a 9... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
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The watermill “Cavallo d’Ispica” is an original piece of jewellery of rural art of the 18th century, situated on the northern part of the archaeological valley of Cava d’Ispica, few kilometres from Modica, centre of hyblean baroque as well as...more
Via Cava Ispica, 89, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Very interesting exhibit of a mill that is quite special from a technical point of view. We never saw a horisontal water wheel before. The place is also beautifully arranged and well kept. There is a small souvenir shop at the entrance. The place well...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

A working mill using a horizontal paddle wheel (Arab style) moved with a jet of water from a 9 metre head which should give about 15 psi to shoot a jet of water against the paddles. The mill stones are made from pie shaped pieces...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This was a fascinating piece of social history as well as old technology still working in the modern day. The cave house is full of artifacts from everyday Sicilian life. It was interesting seeing the similarities and differences between these and things we've seen back...More

Thank wildredpoppies
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this water mill after our visit to the caves. Fascinating story of how the mill evolved over time, and passed into the hands of the family of the current owner who hosted our tour. Still in operation today, you will be shown the...More

Thank AngeYorkEngland
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Our visit to the flour mill was absolutely amazing! It has been in Enza's family for generations and she was the most gracious hostess and guide. The place is immaculate. There are recordings and signs in other languages including English. The direction you are supposed...More

1  Thank Joyce L
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I happened on this while driving to Ragusa and stopped in. I was the only one there on a Monday afternoon. The owner/guide was wonderful and guided me through the entire process from design to working mill. At one time there were 20 mills like...More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this museum whilst visiting the nearby caves. Was well worth the stop, the owner was lovely and although we did not speak very good Italian, she explained everything to us as best she could & even had an English recording playing to...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 21 September 2017

we got there on a very rainy and cold day with 0 visitors, and lady the owner has shown us around, telling the history of the place and of her family. interesting for visitors who don't understand italian, and super-awesome for those who speak and...More

Thank let_it_rain
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Worth a stop. See an old working mill. Kind guide and few surprises. Short and sweet living museum with good English descriptions.

Thank Tamara S
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This was a lovely change to hiking around the archaeological sites nearby (which were fascinating). This was such a lovely little tour and such good service by those who now own / run the mill. Very helpful and informative and a beautiful house, gardens and...More

Thank Charlie P
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