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Arts and crafts from the past - Mountain class

Smithy in Castello dell’Acqua - the art of iron working developed in the areas that were richer in the fundamental resources: mines, woods, rivers and skilled men. The smithy is a precious example of cultural and historical heritage and is the testimony to a simple but ingenious work that allows men to exploit natural forces in a way that is extremely efficient but remains environmentally friendly.
Water mill in Berbenno - water has the leading role in the operation of a mill: moving
water is the power source that makes the wheel turn and allows to produce flour, the key ingredient in the farmers’ diet.

What's included
Guided visit and entrance tickets, educational activities

Duration
1 day

Age
6 - 19 yrs

When
Througout the whole academic year

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