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  • Molino del Pallone

    (TOURIST LOCATIONS a Granaglione)

    Contact: IAT Alto Reno Terme,Tel. 0534 521103,
    Piazza della Libert?, 11 40046 Porretta Terme, Municipality of Alto Reno Terme BO
    Getting here: From Bologna follow the main road S.S. 64, once in Porretta Terme take the S.S. 632 towards Pracchia.

    Molino del Pallone is a summer resort about 6km from Granaglione, in the Municipality of Alto Reno Terme. It is located on the left bank of the Reno river and was founded after 1863, when the Bologna-Pistoia railway line was established.
    In 1965 was built the parish church which is dedicated to the 'Beata Vergine del Rosario'.
    Because the village was located in a central position within the area, in 1887 the town hall moved here.
    The place name comes from a XIX century miller which was nicknamed 'Ballone' because he was affected by orchitis; 'Ballone' used to run the water mill on the Reno right bank, in the village of Sambuca Pistoiese.
    On one side of the village, the Reno is blocked in order to let the water flow into the lakes of Pavana  and Suviana, in the valley of the Limentra.
    In Biagioni, in the area of Randaragna, can still be seen a working mill ('Mulino di Randaragna'), which is run by the farmers' union 'Consorzio Castanicoltori di Granaglione'; the mill grinds dried chestnuts. 

  • Information by Redazione dell'Appennino Bolognese
    Last update: 20/11/18     (NewsID: 5471)
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