Molino Marchisio

The mill stands by an underground channel at a few hundred metres from Piazza Regina Margherita.

Typology Building

Period XVII

Accessibility Yes

Visitable Yes

The mill was built in 1660, while the first license is dated to 1825. The mill still uses stone millstones activated by the force of the channel that moves the gears. The main feature of these grinders, made by hand from the rock wall, is the groove that marks the surface and which are made with light inclined surfaces that push the flour outwards.

The milling consists in breaking the cereals (wheat, corn, rye, buckwheat) with a stone millstone, with the aim of separating the cortical part from the heart. The plant is characterized by a belt conveyor by which the cereals reach the millstones and then continue (after milling) towards the automatic sieve; with the exception of the ancient polenta and some qualities of flour that are still sieved by hand. The mill has been part of the Slow Food project Le strada del gusto since 1999.

Conditions of visit

By car turning right in Piazza Regina Margherita.
Roadway, park on the roadside.
Production activity with the following hours: 8:00 am-12:30 pm, 3:30 pm-7:30 pm; Sundays 8:00 am-12:30 pm, closed on Mondays.


Additional information


  • AA.VV., Le valli tra i parchi Marguareis e Alpi Marittime. Gesso, Vermegnana, Pesio, territorio della Bisalta , PiĆ¹Eventi 2018, pp.154
  • Adriano Restifo, Mulini a pietra del Cuneese. Un patrimonio, una parte di storia , L’Artistica Editrice, Savilgiano 2006, pp. 65-66.
  • Claudio Campana, Robilante ieri ed oggi , Edizione Martini, Boves

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