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The mill complex San Maurizio di Monti and the Museum of rural culture: photo, description molitorio Il Complesso di San Maurizio di Monti ed il Museo della civilta contadina)

The mill complex San Maurizio di Monti and the Museum of rural culture is an interesting tourist attraction of the Ligurian resort of Rapallo.

On the old road "Strada Antica di Monti", which is part of the ancient salt route and climbs up from the city streets of via Betty toward the valley of the river San Francesco, near the village of San Maurizio di Monti, you can see some old farm buildings and among them the mill and an oil mill. To get to these buildings, you need to go on a beautiful stone bridge, popularly known as the Roman bridge, is the mill complex of great historic and aesthetic value. The whole complex is owned by the family Pendola, which was conceived at the time to create on the territory of his estate the Museum of rural culture, to transmit to posterity the traditions of ancient crafts. The Museum is named after the most eminent representative of the family, the hero of the times of Garibaldi Giovanni Pendola.

On the first floor of the main building of the mill complex recreated the original situation of the time when this place was inhabited by members of the family Pendola. In the larger building built in the 17th century, but restaureerimise a few times, especially often in the 20th century, an antique masher for olives. Here you can see all the traditional tools used in the preparation of olive oil: stone tub, stone press, vessels for heating water for the subsequent press, the press (pressed), two tanks for oil collection and filtering. Nearby flour mill, which used the same mill wheel.

The Museum is managed by the cultural Association "La Cipressa", whose name comes from the word "pressed," which in the local dialect means "mill". From time to time, usually on the third Sunday of each month, the Association organizes free tours of the mill complex, and the Museum accompanied by tour guides.