Near Sori there is a small village called Fulle where you can find the only watermill still active nowadays nearby. Before World War II there used to be over 30 watermills within the area of Sori, however regretfully these have been destroyed or left for a long period of time.
This watermill, which was built in the 1500’, is structured with an external iron wheel and an internal grain mill – dated back to 1875. The mill is up and running as well as kept in perfect conditions thanks to the owner’s Mario Olcese passion and hard dedication.
In 2015 we decided to adopt the mill and support the owner Mario by improving and restoring the existing equipments. Our objective is to safeguard this important entity, particularly tied to the region and local community. We now have the opportunity of grinding the wheat autonomously, just a few meters from our company, in a magical and historic place.
The first aim is to support and promote the conservation of a unique reality such as Fulle. As Mario wisely says once: “We wouldn’t like to turn this mill into a museum, hence we work hard every day to keep it alive: we don’t want to tell a story, we want to produce flour!”
Being a water mill, the production is highly affected by the weather and seasonal rain. We typically use the mill for a few months a year – weather permitting,
When we can use the mill we produce flour for our Trenette, and on the packaging you can find a blue stamp which indicates ‘this is produced with wheat/flour grounded by the watermill in Fulle’.