Industrial archeology

  • Chiavenna - Mulino Moro di Bottonera (Mill of Bottonera)

    A rare example of industrial architecture. Situated in the old artisan district of Chiavenna, the Bottonera Mill is a fine and rare example of industrial architecture. Now a museum, the building live...
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  • Cornate d'Adda - Centrale Bertini (Bertini power plant)

    The history of the Adda River can also be told through industrial archaeology. The Porto d'Adda power plants are two examples of Edison's first settlements along the river located in Lombardy. The B...
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  • Cornate d'Adda - Centrale Esterle (Esterle power plant)

    The Esterle power plant, built in 1914, is dedicated to the memory of Carlo Esterle, managing director of the Edison Company. This extraordinary building, reminiscent of the Lombard Renaissance, is al...
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  • Imbersago - Traghetto di Leonardo (Leonardo's ferry)

    It is not certain whether Leonardo da Vinci was the actual inventor of this type of ferry, which uses the river current to move; he certainly studied the course of the Adda River at length during the ...
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  • Ponte San Michele di Paderno d'Adda (San Michele Bridge in Paderno d'Adda)

    The San Michele Bridge is a steel viaduct with mixed railroad traffic that connects the towns of Paderno D'Adda and Calusco d'Adda. It was built between 1887 and 1889 to span 150 metres over a deep ...
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  • The village of Crespi d'Adda

    The village of Crespi d'Adda, founded by the cotton industrialist Cristoforo Benigno Crespi, who had recently built a modern cotton mill in the area, is an almost unique case in Italy of a village li...
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  • Trezzo sull'Adda - Centrale Idroelettrica Taccani (Taccani Hydroelectric Plant)

    Since 1906, the bend of the Adda River below the cliff of the Visconti Castle in Trezzo has been home to the Taccani Hydroelectric Plant, designed by the architect Gaetano Moretti for the textile indu...
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