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This trail takes to the discovery of Trontano and the characteristic hamlet of Verigo, along a path followed and crossed by the Vigezzina – Centovallina railway. The suggested track touches the stations of Trontano and Verigo.
In Trontano, on a rocky peak, stands the steeple, visible from every town center. By its side the House-Museum of wool is present, showing on its façade the writing “Vila d’la lana di feman d’la Valgranda” (house of wool of women of Val Grande, in dialect). From this point the medieval “castle” of Trontano can be seen very well, standing out in the town.
Between Trontano and Verigo, along Graglia creek, six well-kept mills are present, and sometimes they can be visited. The mills are set in a row along the creek and were used, until the late second postwar, to grind cereals. The mills, just like ovens and wash houses, were an essential service for the community, since they could grant the economic self-sufficiency.
These mills mainly grinded rye, a strong and cold resistant cereal, that could be well cultivated in these places. In July the rye was reaped with the typical sickle called “meula”, then followed the threshing and sifting by hand or with some ingenious machineries specifically built for this job.
The obtained flours were mainly used to bake bread, that every family then cooked in the common wood oven. In Trontano the women used to bake a simple sweet, adding apples, nuts, sugar and butter to the bread dough, and this sweet was called “credenzin”.