Aino Mill
Old and new photos
The Aino Mill, old photo
Aino Mill
Aino Mill
Aino Mill old photo
Aino Mill
Aino Mill
The sawmill before restoration
Sawmill before restoration
Sawmill before restoration
Mulino Aino after restoration
After Restoration
After Restoration
The forge on the old road to the Bernina Pass
Forge on the old road to the Bernina Pass, before restoration
Forge on the old road to the Bernina Pass, before restoration
The forge before restoration
Forge before restoration
Forge before restoration
The forge on the old road, after restoration
Old road to the Bernina Pass in 2006, after restoration
Old road to the Bernina Pass in 2006, after restoration
The old road through the complex
Old road through the complex in 2007
Old road through the complex in 2007
Young people from San Carlo helping to restore the millstream
Young people from San Carlo helping in the restoration
Young people from San Carlo helping in the restoration
Millstream before restoration work
Millstream before restoration
Millstream before restoration
Millstream before restoration work (3)
Millstream before restoration
Millstream before restoration
Millstream down to the Aino Mill
Millstream before it reaches the complex
Millstream before it reaches the complex
Millstream before restoration
Millstream before restoration
Millstream before restoration
Federico e Eugenia Marchesi- Cortesi in Mulino di Aino in 1960's
Federico and Eugenia Marchesi working in Mulino in 1960's
Federico and Eugenia Marchesi working in Mulino in 1960's
Mulino di Aino
Grinding wheel
Grinding wheel
Inside the flour mill
Flourmill before restoration
Flourmill before restoration
Flour Mill - old photo
Flourmill after restoration
Flourmill after restoration
Grano Saraceno - buckwheat used in breadmaking
Buckwheat used in breadmaking and gluten free products. It is reputed to have health benefits.
Buckwheat used in breadmaking and gluten free products. It is reputed to have health benefits.
Grano Saraceno - Buckwheat, commonly used in bread
Buckwheat grains before milling
Buckwheat grains before milling
Forge furnace before restoration
Furnace before restoration
Furnace before restoration
Forge furnace after restoration
Furnace after restoration
Furnace after restoration
Forge furnace
Furnace in operation
Furnace in operation
Forge workbench before restoration
Forge workbench before restoration
Forge workbench before restoration
Forge workbench after restoration
Workbench after restoration
Workbench after restoration
Grindstone and pillar drill powered by belts
Grindstone and pillar drill powered by belts before restoration
Grindstone and pillar drill powered by belts before restoration
Grinding wheel
Grinding wheel
Grinding wheel
Old millstone
Old millstone
Old millstone
Making an horseshoe
Blacksmith Siffredo Vassella making an horseshoe
Blacksmith Siffredo Vassella making an horseshoe
Siffredo Vassella making a horseshoe
Making an horseshoe
Making an horseshoe
Pillar drill in operation
Pillar drill in operation
Pillar drill in operation
Forge products
Forge products
Forge products
Forge products 2
Forge products
Forge products
Blacksmith's workshop
Before restoration, where horses and cows were shod
Before restoration, where horses and cows were shod
Halter, used when shoeing cows and horses
Halter used when shoeing cows or horses
Halter used when shoeing cows or horses
Horse and cow shoes
Horse and cow shoes
Horse and cow shoes
Pit saw in operation
Pit saw in operation
Pit saw in operation
Sawmill in operation
Sawmill in operation
Sawmill in operation
The sawmill - today, logs are cut into planks for the building trade
Cutting planks from a trunk
Cutting planks from a trunk
Sawmill restored
Sawmill restored
Sawmill restored
Pit  saw mechanism
Pit saw in operation
Pit saw in operation
The waterwheel system
Waterwheel
Waterwheel
Power belt system
Belt system
Belt system
Power from the millstream turbine
Belt system
Belt system
Turbine
Turbine, first installed in early 1900's
Turbine, first installed in early 1900's
Washing place before restoration
Washing place before restoration. Soap was made from pork fat and ashes
Washing place before restoration. Soap was made from pork fat and ashes
Washing in the millstream just after WW2.
Washing laundry in the millstream just after WW2. Alfonsa Longa remembers this well.
Washing laundry in the millstream just after WW2. Alfonsa Longa remembers this well.
Washing clothes at Privilasco 1957
Washing clothes in 1957
Washing clothes in 1957
Washing place now
Washing place after restoration
Washing place after restoration
The washing area
Washing area after restoration
Washing area after restoration
John (l), & Malcolm (r) Marchesi, descendants of Gioan Antonio Marchesi, with one of guides of Mulino, 2008
John and Malcolm Marchesi with one of the local guides (centre)
John and Malcolm Marchesi with one of the local guides (centre)
The Aino bridge near the mill, which was destroyed and rebuilt after the avalanche in 1834
Bridge at Aino rebuilt after an avalanche in 1834
Bridge at Aino rebuilt after an avalanche in 1834
Can you see the date 1866 in the wall
1866 inscribed into wall
1866 inscribed into wall
Casa Marchesi, Aino, restored externally
Casa Marchesi undergoing restoration. Typical house of Aino, until 1834, on main road to Bernina Pass
Casa Marchesi undergoing restoration. Typical house of Aino, until 1834, on main road to Bernina Pass
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