Mulino di Bentivoglio

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A masterpiece of industrial archaeology

Dove: Via Marconi, 1/2 - 40057 Bentivoglio (BO)

 
Bentivoglio's mill machinery
Bentivoglio's mill machinery

The first construction of mill of Bentivoglio was built in mid-1300's by Guido Lambertini on the riverside of Navile canal. At the time the milling sector was the cornerstone of the Bolognese plain economy and the possession of a mill meant being wealthy and powerful. 

 

Year after year, between the two branches of the canal the mill grew in a big industrial plant. When in 1817 the Pizzardi family bought it, it was a huge complex consisting in mills, silos, warehouses, stores and a tavern.

 

After a period of prosperity, followed by years of stagnation, the last owner of the Bentivoglio mill, the marquise Carlo Alberto, decided to modernize the site, with the introduction of a hemp processing plant, an hospital, a furnace and with the installation of new machinery.

 

Between 1930 and 1960 the mill was rented out, until it was definitely closed in the early '70s.

 

The Pizzardi mill remains a symbol of Bentivoglio and a extraordinary example of industrial archaeology of the Bolognese territory.

 

The mill is currently closed to the public, except in case of special openings with guided tour. A restoration work has been launched by Bentivoglio Administration in collaboration with the volunteers of the Association "Amici delle via d'acqua e dei sotterranei di Bologna".

 

 

 
Info

Timetable: special openings, see website
Entrance: Associates € 10,00 – Non associated € 14,00 (under 12 € 7,00)

Info & booking: 347-5140369 (Massimo Brunelli)

 
 
 
 
 

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Info on the tourist location

URP - Public Relations Office

Address: Piazza della Pace, 1 - 40010 Bentivoglio (BO)
Ph. +39 051 6643537 - 6643502

Fax +39 051 6640908

 

Winter opening times:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm

Tuesday, Thursday 2.30pm - 6.00pm

 

Summer opening times:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm

Thursday 2.30pm - 6.00pm

 
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Last update: 09-07-2019