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Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica

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Glad We Persisted

The mill museum was not easy to find and we were in a torrential downpour, but we persisted and... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
SACALosAngeles
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Los Angeles
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Great small museum

We were staying in a nearby hotel so we had to visit this small museum featuring an old trade which... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Mario D
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Island of Gozo, Malta
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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
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Via Cava Ispica, 89, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 25 April 2015

We drove past this place a couple of times before deciding to go in. We are very glad we did. It was very informative and entertaining. Not suitable for anyone with mobility problems as there are a lot of (steep) steps. The guide was very...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The mill museum was not easy to find and we were in a torrential downpour, but we persisted and were glad we did. The lady spoke no English, but sold us the tickets, pointed to a chart as the beginning narration explained the mill and...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

We were staying in a nearby hotel so we had to visit this small museum featuring an old trade which is practically extinct today. The watermill is very interesting, as also are the various rooms featuring the miller's life and tools. The owner and her...More

1  Thank Mario D
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

A young man taking care og the mill together with his mother. Very well kept place. Every object you find has belonged to the family. Highly recommended

1  Thank valimoll
Reviewed 14 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

1  Thank Studeanna
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

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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

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Reviewed 4 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 1 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
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