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The former Gallina plant in Pradleves

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Address
Via Vittorio Nazzarri - 12027 Pradleves
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(+39) 0171 618300 info@fondazionefilatoio.it www.terradelcastelmagno.it

The former power station takes its name from the last owner who transformed this ancient pre-industrial plant into a hydroelectric power station.

The building probably housed a fulling mill for beating woolen cloth until the end of the 15th century.

From the end of the 16th century, it was converted into a forge for iron processing and in the following century it was flanked by a mill with three millstones and a carpentry.  All the machines were powered by hydraulic force applied on two wheels.  In the first decades of the 20th century the original artisan machinery was flanked by a small hydroelectric power station which would provide electricity to Pradleves until the end of the 1970s.

It is currently a small museum and you can visit the forge and mill.

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