1. Italy
  2. Apulia
  3. Foggia

Bovino: Ancient Watermill Tour

Product ID: 173781
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A tour of an authentic historic watermill where you can learn about the time honored tradition of making flour. You will also have the opportunity to sample special homemade products.
About this activity
Duration 1.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live guide
English, Italian
Easy cancellation
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore inside and out a historic watermill
  • Learn about about how the mill is used to make flour
  • Indulge in a food and wine tasting including products produced at the mill
Full description
A guided tour to one of the few historic mills left in Italy, the mill of the Ponte di Bovino. Since the 1600s this mill has been able to thrive off the currents of the stream Cervaro, grinding grain for food for both humans and animals. You will be welcomed by the Grasso family, who for years have been responsible for the recovery of the property linked to the memory of an ancestor who bought it with the money earned by emigrating to the United States.

Originally belonging to the bishops of Bovino as a service for their canteen, it subsequently ended up among the properties of a notary in the country from which the Grasso bought it in 1916. During your tour you will also be taught about the technical aspects of the mill, as well as how the mill has been restored in recent years.

The historical value of this place is under the eyes of everyone, symbol of the ancient cereal vocation of a province that today boasts about 250 thousand hectares of wheat. Precisely for this reason at the end of your tour there will be a tasting of typical products made from wheat flour produced in the mill, partnered with local wines.

Includes
  • Guided tour to the watermill
  • Food and wine tasting
What’s Not Included
  • Optional transfer from Foggia, Lucera and surrounding areas

When you get there

Meeting point

Corso Vittorio Emanuele 1 - Bovino

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