The mill of the Argentina Valley
Molini di Triora owes its name to the many mills that once milled cereals and chestnuts, the main sources of livelihood in the upper Argentina Valley. It is even said that there were 23, thanks to the quantity of raw materials to be processed. In the heart of the village stands Casa Balestra, an ancient residence used as a museum where the ways of life of the past are still witnessed. The main feature of this mountain village is water: here the Argentina torrent, the Rio Capriolo and the Rio Corte converge. Famous, especially in summer, is the “Laghetto dei Noci” (small lake of walnut trees) which attracts tourists and inhabitants of the valley.
Testo a cura di Nicola Ferrarese,Melania D’Alessandro, immagini di Doriana Agnelli