Mulini di Baggero Museum
Photo by Giovanna Silva
From late Latin molinum, from molĕre “to grind”. Water power had a key role as a driving force for working mills: millstreams brought water to the wheel providing the energy necessary to turn the paddles. The town of Baggero takes its name from ul bàger, the pole that supported the buckets used by the women who went to the river to fetch water. By the end of the 19th century, at Merone alone there were ten mills along the course of the Lambro. Among them the Baggero mill was used for grinding grain into flour.