Valle delle Cartiere, Toscolano-Maderno

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  • As a citizen of Toscolano Maderno, I take this opportunity to describe one of the most significant pearls of our municipality. Nestled between two mountains, mount Pizzocolo and the monte Castello di Gaino, we find the "Valley of the paper". In this place it is believed that already in Roman age, the Etruscans, skilled in ironworking, have put in place the rudiments of that art. The driving force stemmed from the Creek Toscolano that ran through its entire length, before flowing into Lake Garda. The Valley has always played a very important, by developing activities such as the production of paper and on the other hand the power of water in past centuries was indispensable to move paper mill wheels and hammers. Under the rule of the Visconti, as early as 1381, paper-making was in full swing, and now the paper industry was a continuous progress. The high-quality handmade paper of Toscolano, was sought after not only by the Venetian Republic, in other countries such as Turkey and Russia. In 1600 the Valley was so rich that there was more room for other buildings. Had become a country formed by ben 13 districts. Only the building of a new paper mill in 1906 moved on the shores of Lake and technological backwardness in the face of competition from other European countries, marked the end of all existing factories. The last mill was abandoned in 1962. In 1990 the entire Valley was ceded to the town of Toscolano Maderno which using European funding, turned one of these paper mills I think the last one in a museum. A real "Center of excellence" dedicated to the paper-printing. Opened on 2 June 2007, the building has a volume of 14,000 cu m. Spread over 5 buildings with a total area of 3,000 square meters. My desires to be a modest suggestion to the many tourists and visitors, including foreigners who flock to the shores of the Lake, (but they are often not aware) do not miss such an opportunity! Already the pristine beauty of nature of the Valley, will be a great reason for a day of leisure!
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  • Surprise paper mills Valley. He has a hell of a story: in this Valley were producing paper already in the middle ages. The remains are dodgy but visible. There are no signs with historical notes. The trails are marked, except one, doce were returning from Gaino in the Valley and arrived in the Valley on the way to dorms for a steep trail, we found a power path due to slumping or dangerous path. We had to climb to the top!
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  • A pleasant whole Valley full of images and remnants of past activities undertaken again in 400 how was produced paper, batting powering River to reduce pulp rags ... There is also a delightful Museum to see! Beautiful also the walk
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