The paper mills

Some of the buildings along the banks of the Rio Stava were used mainly during the second half of the 1800s as paper factories.

By using the power of water from the torrent for their machinery, they used plant fibres to produce coarse paper of various sizes, generally for wrapping food.

The period when there was a market for this product was quite limited and the buildings which were originally mills, sawmills or forges, were soon transformed for other purposes.