Mulino delle Noci
How to get there:
Viano is 22 km from Reggio Emilia and can be reached following the SS 467 up to Scandiano, where you continue on the SP 7. It's 35 km from Modena and can be reached following the SS 486, then the SS 467 up to Scandiano, where you continue along the SP 7
The mill was called this because in the vicinity there was a large walnut orchard filled with very old trees and also because it squeezed the kernels to produce "nut oil". Besides the three grinders for wheat, corn, and chestnuts there was a fourth grinder for the nuts called "gròla" which moved vertically to the wall pedestal. The oil from this procedure was suitable for frying and was used as an anti-freeze for bird lime in winter.
Last update: December 12, 2023