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Mulino ad Acqua - Museo Cavallo d'Ispica

Via Cava Ispica, 89, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
+39 0932 771048
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We visited this water mill after our visit to the caves. Fascinating story of how the mill evolved... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
AngeYorkEngland
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York England
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Our visit to the flour mill was absolutely amazing! It has been in Enza's family for generations... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Joyce L
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Catskill, New York, United States
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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 hometown of poet Quasimodo and famous for its renowned chocolate.
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Via Cava Ispica, 89, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
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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

Thank AngeYorkEngland
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

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
Reviewed 20 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 11 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 27 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
Reviewed 27 July 2017

After visiting the catacombs which were disappointing, this was a real find. A beautifully preserved water mill, complete with living quarters from three generations ago. Obviously well cared for and lovely to see. The whole mechanism of the mill was well explained and viewable. Some...More

1  Thank Kate W
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We were absolutely fascinated by the owner and his Mather, members of a family of millers since several generation. The water mill and the little museum are very well organised and the owner, son of the last Miller, is a very skilled and enthusiastic guide....More

1  Thank Giorgio C
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic museum about an ancient mill still working... Very friendly staff... Impressive engineer work

Thank Angelo A
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