From 18 to 20 May in Colico, the second edition of the Festival of Historical Mills will take place in the ancient hamlet of Villatico. Reopening to the public of five Historical Mills. History, tastings and much more for children and adults!
From Saturday, May 18 until Monday, May 20, 2019 Molino Maufet, Molino Seregni, Molino del Secrista, Molino Murgana and Latteria di Villatico (Colico – Lecco) open their doors and invite children and adults in the ancient hamlet of Villatico (Colico) for the European days dedicated to the Historical Mills, sponsored by AIAMS – Italian Association of Friends of Historical Mills and the Municipality of Colico.
Three days full of fragrances, beautiful countryside scenarios and traditions in a place where lake and mountains give life to unforgettable and evocative atmospheres…
The event, now in its eighth edition (in Italy) aims to make known to the public an architectural, technological and cultural heritage often forgotten.
The event will take place regardless of weather conditions in the historic village of Villatico.
It will be possible to park freely and without charge at the specially marked space next to the Cemetery of Villatico (Via alla Calchera).
It is possible to follow two itineraries, both well signposted on site:
Direct route between the mills
CAI Mill Trail Route
Both routes are suitable for everyone, but for pushchairs only the section Church of San Bernardino – Molino Maufet is suitable. Alternatively, from Molino Maufet you can take the Fontanedo road.
In addition to the refreshment points at the Mills, there is a Picnic Area equipped with tables and water in the locality of Robustello in front of the Molino Murgana.
Old-fashioned sweet ponds, tasty strolling samples, homemade beer, tea & coffee (Saturday 18, Sunday 19 and Monday 20 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm)
Desserts with honey and local tastings (Saturday 18 and Sunday 19)
Sciatt, gnocchetti from Valchiavenna, blueberry ice cream, pie (Saturday 18, Sunday 19, Monday 20 at lunch)
Polenta, bresaola and Latteria cheese (Sunday 19 from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm until sold out)
Leaving Colico Piano and taking the road that climbs towards Villatico you immediately have the pleasant feeling of a journey back in time. The noises, the cars and the crowd don’t seem to belong anymore to that instant and almost suddenly the intense blue of the sky and the lake, the ancient majestic Church of San Bernardino, the old washhouse and the narrow Alley Mulini lead to our mills. It is said that this interweaving of alleys jealously guarded by the imposing but reassuring white bell tower surrounded by mountains, have in itself the hidden seed of the first hamlet of the municipality. Continuous glimpses of leaning houses, of old cellars of blackened vaults with the suggestion of vines and destinies spent on wet earth floors, perfumed with flour and warmed only by the family fireplace.
– Molino Maufet
Colico is about 90 km from Milan and is easily accessible by car, train or boat.
Colico can easily be reached from Milan, Lecco and Chiavenna with the SS36; from Tirano and Sondrio with the SS38 and from Como with the road “Regina” SS340.
Colico can be reached in about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Milan by regional train. From Bergamo you have to reach Lecco and then change. For information on timetables please consult: trenitalia.it
Colico can be reached from Lecco, Como and Bellagio. For information on timetables see: navlaghi.it
Villatico is an ancient hamlet located 6 minutes drive from Colico center.
Once in Colico follow the signs for the Cemetery of Villatico, Via alla Calchera, Colico Piano. Next to the cemetery there is a free parking.