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History

Water and land have an unbreakable and interdependent relationship; and it is from this relationship that mankind reaps the fruit for survival. Since the early decades of the last century, Lambro has offered numerous job opportunities to the inhabitants of the Brianza area.

The main activity in Merone was by far farming and the cultivation of crops such as wheat, rye and corn.


 


The Mill


There were numerous mills along the river valley. They were powered by the force of the water that turned the wheels. These, in turn, set in motion the millstones that transformed corn into cornmeal which is used to make polenta, a staple food for the Brianza populations.

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The redevelopment of the Baggero Mill

The Baggero Mill, dating back to 1722, was in an advanced state of degradation and neglect and required a demanding intervention of recovery and restoration; the main goal was to re-activate the mill, no longer for productive purposes, but as a testimony of local history accessible to the entire community.

Furthermore, the energy produced by the motion of the wheel is not wasted, but used as a renewable energy source thanks to the installation of a micro power plant. This ensures that the recovery project, called "Roots for Innovation", takes on the characteristics of a pilot project, ideal for disseminating the culture of renewable energy exploiting without contrivance the natural expression of the river waters...


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Roots for Innovation


The national award for innovation is an award created by the Italian Government intended to enhance and support the best innovative and creative abilities of companies, universities, public administrations or individual inventors.

In 2010 the hotel received the award for the category "COMMERCIAL INNOVATION IN TOURISM AND COMMERCE AND ICT & SERVICE DESIGN IN SERVICES" for being able to reinterpret in a modern and innovative way the power of water combining it with cultural and healthy aspects together with sustainability.

In particular, the idea that surprised positively was to exploit the hydraulic energy of the mill and water for the production of electricity, while keeping unchanged the historic and aesthetic look of the ancient mill vanes.

History


Water and land have an unbreakable and interdependent relationship; and it is from this relationship that mankind reaps the fruit for survival. Since the early decades of the last century, Lambro has offered numerous job opportunities to the inhabitants of the Brianza area.

The main activity in Merone was by far farming and the cultivation of crops such as wheat, rye and corn.

The Mill


There were numerous mills along the river valley. They were powered by the force of the water that turned the wheels. These, in turn, set in motion the millstones that transformed corn into cornmeal which is used to make polenta, a staple food for the Brianza populations.

The redevelopment of the Baggero Mill


The Baggero Mill, dating back to 1722, was in an advanced state of degradation and neglect and required a demanding intervention of recovery and restoration; the main goal was to re-activate the mill, no longer for productive purposes, but as a testimony of local history accessible to the entire community.

Furthermore, the energy produced by the motion of the wheel is not wasted, but used as a renewable energy source thanks to the installation of a micro power plant. This ensures that the recovery project, called "Roots for Innovation", takes on the characteristics of a pilot project, ideal for disseminating the culture of renewable energy exploiting without contrivance the natural expression of the river waters...

Roots for Innovation


The national award for innovation is an award created by the Italian Government intended to enhance and support the best innovative and creative abilities of companies, universities, public administrations or individual inventors.

In 2010 the hotel received the award for the category "COMMERCIAL INNOVATION IN TOURISM AND COMMERCE AND ICT & SERVICE DESIGN IN SERVICES" for being able to reinterpret in a modern and innovative way the power of water combining it with cultural and healthy aspects together with sustainability.

In particular, the idea that surprised positively was to exploit the hydraulic energy of the mill and water for the production of electricity, while keeping unchanged the historic and aesthetic look of the ancient mill vanes.