Useful Links


THE PRO GRIGIONI ITALIANO
https://www.pgi.ch/it

The PGI is an association founded in Chur in 1918 to promote the Italian language at the cantonal and federal level, to support the cultural identity of the Italian Grigioni and to defend the interests of the Italian-speaking minority. The "Almanacco del Grigioni Italiano - the "Almanac," " has been published annually by the PGI since its foundation in 1918, and remains the most important publication of the PGI. It has a total circulation of approximately 8,000 copies, and contains historical, cultural and topical articles.

THE VAL POSCHIAVO HISTORICAL SOCIETY
https://www.ssvp.ch/index.php/it/

The Society was founded in June 1996, and promotes regional historical research, and conserves a variety of materials of historical interest.

iSTORIA
https://istoria.ch/

The iSTORIA Association deals with the research, digitization and documentation of historical photographs related to the Valposchiavo, so that they are not lost and can be handed down to future generations. The photos provide an exceptional picture of the Valposchiavo of its people, its habits and customs, its occupations, its landscapes, in the last 150 years. The managers of the archives are committed to the enhancement and sharing of digitized photographic material, by putting these collections online, publishing books, and arranging exhibitions, meetings, and presentations.

OFFICIAL TOURIST GUIDE POSCHIAVO
https://www.valposchiavo.ch/en/

THE HISTORIC WATERMILL AT AINO, SAN CARLO, POSCHIAVO
https://musei-valposchiavo.ch/category/mulino-aino/

The Mulino Aino is the historic watermill and the sawmill and were part of the economic and social life of the hamlet of Aino, which is now San Carlo, even before 1800. In 1801, our direct ancestor, Gioan Antonio Marchesi rented "the two mills for the agreed sum of quart of wheat for each day," and purchased them in 1820. (A quart is a unit of volume and equals approximately two pounds or approximately 0.9 kilogrammes in weight).

We can be very proud of our forebears Gioan Antonio and his son Giuseppe, who were artisans full of resource and initiative. They built up this successful small industrial complex on what was the main road up to the Bernina Pass and beyond. You can see how waterpower was used in pre-industrial times at the Mulino Aino. It incorporates a smithy, a gristmill, and a sawmill, all driven by the same turbine, and it turns metal into objects of everyday use, grain into flour and logs into boards. Arrange your visit to the Mulino Aino through the Tourist Office, and travel back into the 18th century.

THE OFFICIAL TOURIST GUIDE OF VALPOSCHIAVO
https://www.valposchiavo.ch/en/