DISCOVERING BÒNA FLOUR
Visit of the Parco dei Mulini di Vergeletto with the miller.
Aperitif with tasting of products based on Farina Bòna
copyright Martina Gamboni
Visits to the Parco dei Mulini are available all year round.
Guided tour of 1 hour and a half with aperitif to follow
Maximum 15 people
Guided tour of the park
Possibility to toast and grind corn in first person
Tasting of bòna flour products
Guided tour of the Vergeletto Mills Park, in the Onsernone Valley. Following tasting of typical products.
Go to the discovery of tradition! In the Onsernone Valley the so-called Farina bóna , obtained by grinding the previously toasted corn grain very finely. This delicacy holds the prestigious slowfood brand for the protection of local and traditional products.
Ilario the miller will guide you through all the production steps, from roasting to grinding. Through his stories you will discover the secrets and the history of the Vergeletto Mills park, in the splendid setting of the Onsernone Valley.
Afterwards, there will be a tasty aperitif of products made from flour bòna, accompanied by local white wine and soft drinks. In conclusion, you cannot absolutely miss tasting the amazing homemade flour ice cream!
The park of the Mills winds upstream of the village of Vergeletto in the high Onsernone valley. Following the course of the river, the inhabitants of the valley built five mills and a series of canals dedicated to the production of Farina bóna.
Among farms with traditional stone roofs and ingenious devices to facilitate the life of the miller, the guided tour will take you back in time and its tradition. Inside the main mill, restored and fully functional as it was at the time, the scents of stone-ground toasted corn magically air.
In addition to the possibility of tasting freshly ground flour, at the end of the tour the miller will accompany you in the tasting of a tasty aperitif based on Farina bóna products. From biscuits ... to ice cream! All clearly accompanied by white wine from della Valle Onsernone and other soft drinks.
The activity can be carried out on request every day from April to September. Please book at least 2-3 days in advance.
Vergeletto in the Onsernone valley, less than half an hour's drive from Locarno.
The event takes place in the park of the Mulini di Vergeletto, in Val Onsernone (Piazza Chiesa, 6664 Vergelletto), in the center of the village. It is advisable to organize the transfer by shared car, parking spaces are limited.
1 hour and a half, followed by an aperitif.
Ilario is the miller of Vergeletto and with his passion he will guide you to discover this exceptional product and this magical land rich in history. Thanks to his passion and dedication he is an expert in the techniques of producing flour bòna, but he is also a source of inspiration to continue his stay in the valley.
OUR ADVICE FOR EXTRA ACTIVITIES IN VAL ONSERNONE
Transfer by cable car and walk to Alpe Salei, to enjoy the magnificent view and the magic of the lake of the same name. With the possibility of having lunch at the Capanna alpe di Salei (with coffee and digestives offered at the end of the meal).
Lunch in a typical Onsernone tavern based on polenta made from flour bòna and other local delicacies, followed by a swim in the river or a visit to the Ethnographic Museum.
It is possible to organize a two-day program, with overnight stay in an inn, in order to discover the valley in complete calm and live an experience to discover the traditions
INFO AND RESERVATIONS
Tel / WhatsApp: +41762833166
No particular conditions, also suitable for children.
Groups of maximum 15 people.
The indications of the miller are binding and to be followed at any time.
WHAT TO BRING
For the experience please bring:
Shoes suitable for moving on mule tracks and paths,
Possibly sun cream,
A bottle of water.