DISCOVERING THE MILL OF INFERSA

  • Mulino d'Infersa
  • Mulino d'Infersa
  • Mulino d'Infersa
  • Mulino d'Infersa
  • Mulino d'Infersa
  • Mulino d'Infersa

DISCOVERING THE MILL OF INFERSA

A majestic and picturesque mill,
with a secular history which continues today.
Completely functional and visitable all year.

Restored according to the construction scheme of the first generation of wind turbines by Paolo Stampa, called "Mastru Liddu", one of the last shipwrights of Trapani, the mill of Infersa is a real masterpiece of industrial archeology of 1500. The mill captures the force of the wind, which turns the blades at a rate of 15/20 revolutions per minute, and that turns the millstones at a rate of more than 100 revolutions per minute.

The wooden gears determine the rotational speed of the millstones. All the gears of the mill are made "wood on wood." The use of iron in the saltpans is reduced to the minimum. The salt infact is an extremely corrosive agent of the metals and of iron in particular.

The blades, called “ntinne” in sicilian slang, are directly grafted on the large central beam (the "cylinder") at the base of the "Staso", so to house a blade on each of its faces. In the second generation of Trapani mills, the blades are attached to a circular iron plate integral and coaxial with the central cylinder, and then lying on a single plane. Of this second generation are the mills for lifting water of Ettore saltpans, which have been restored too and can also be visited.

The wind machine, rotating at a speed of not more than 15/20 revolutions per minute, develops a power of more than 100 horses. Its maximum sail largness is 60 square meters. When the wind, as often happens in this windy and dry part of Europe, exceed 20 knots and the mill, completely opened, risks to break, the millworkers reduces the sails. And if the south wind blows the millworkers are very careful in fitting out the mill, because they fear that one of the frequent wind shifts can damage it. Infact the Scirocco(south wind)is a treacherous and bizarre companion of many Sicilian days.

Visit of Infersa Mill, completely restored and working

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Guided walk along the Saltpans between embankments, walls and tiles

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Wear boots to enter in the saltpans and experence the salt harvest

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Land on Lunga Island to make an experience of wellness between nature and saltpans

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Taste the sea salt in a unique and original way

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Sleep in the saltpans, look out from the balcony and enjoy a breathtaking view

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