From grain to flour in Sicily's most enchanting mill

Ancient Mill Novara di Sicilia

Mulino a ruota orizzontale di Novara di Sicilia
Ancient mill of Novara di Sicilia, like the countless mills scattered on the island, was a constant presence and fundamental fulcrum in the life of the country.

The village Novara di Sicilia, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy in the province of Messina, owned 14 mills. The Ancient Mill experience takes place in the most authentic and faithful mill of the tradition which was water and horizontal wheel.


2 h


9:00 //11.30


Novara di Sicilia


famiglia esperienza taormina


giorni di attività della settimana


365 days

We speak

bandiera lingua italiana
bandiera lingua inglese
bandiera lingua spagna

Ancient Mill consist of

The 1690 water mill, located near the San Giorgio river, will be the enchanting scenery of this experience. In an oasis of greenery and fragrant flowers, the owner will welcome you, heir to several generations of this ancient craft.

mulino antico novara di sicilia

The Mill will be presented in the context of the Sicilian territory, in that corner of Paradise which is Nuara between the Nebrodi and the Peloritani.

We will then move on to the presentation of the different qualities of ancient Sicilian wheat: Maiorca, Timilia, Russello, Perciasacchi.

grano antico mulino novara di sicilia
We move on to the presentation of the ancient milling.

A water wheel will be activated to allow the millstones to rotate and to make the flour flow out, using only the energy of the water.

Ancient Mill Novara di Sicilia in
"A puff of flour"

molitura antico mulino novara di sicilia
The “a puff of flour” laboratory will follow: a brief introduction on bread and mother yeast.

Participants will have a small amount of whole flour from the mill to be kneaded to create a loaf which can then be heated on the grill as tradition.
antico mulino novara di sicilia


– Get in touch with nature and our ancient knowledge
– Improves reasoning skills and practical sense
– Boost your patience and determination

What it includes
– Expert miller
– Materials and work tools
– Sicily-experience Souvenir

In the mill of Novara di Sicilia. The meeting place is the town of Novara di Sicilia, the exact place will be communicated to you at the time of booking.

what to bring

Comfortable clothes


Cash at the time of registration or on the day of the experience.

How to get

CAR: Novara di Sicilia main road
BUS: AST Messina - Novara di Sicilia

Food & DRINK

There are bars and restaurants nearby. Sicilian traditional aperitif (wine and food) on demand

Things to know about the Ancient Mill

No. The activity is suitable for all levels.
Clothes must be comfortable and soft in order to allow movement in complete freedom.
Novara di Sicilia can be reached by taxi, bus and shuttles. In the country we move on foot.

About us

Wonderful experience, visiting this mill still in perfect working order and lucky enough to see it at work. A family business that has been handed down from father to son with passion and dedication by breathing an almost impossible to find magic to the present day. Ivan
Passion, tradition and history! The visit to this mill offered us all this. The flour of ancient grains is delicious !!! Highly recommended! - Lucia
Wonderful place, outside the usual tourist routes that immerses you in an atmosphere of the past. I highly recommend visiting this suggestive place and stopping to chat with the owner. Mattia
An ancient mill that is powered by water. Stone ground wheat. Lovely place, the impression was that time seemed to stand still. Beauty in sight, surrounded by greenery. Silvana