Cartiera di Villanova della Cartera
Villanova della Cartera, 30028 San Michele al Tagliamento, Italia ( 7.0 Km od centrum) - pokaż mapę
OpisThe Villanova Paper Mill, which gives the name to the town, was perhaps built by the will of the Barbarigo family, who took advantage of the ample presence of water in this area, transferring production from Venice which, although it had a very active publishing sector, suffered from the lack of 'running water'.
It was powered by a water mill and was run by a "maestro cartaro", who took care of all the technical, productive and organizational aspects. For a while, the building worked as both a mill and a paper mill.
From the first half of the eighteenth century, work at the paper mill gradually began to decline. It remained active until the beginning of the 20th century when, based on a project by Vittorio Biaggini, a hydroelectric power station was built to provide light to the entire town of San Michele al Tagliamento.
The building has recently been renovated with a project financed by the LAG and the Municipal Administration to be turned into a museum of rural civilization.
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