Caprile the Macinelle

Le Macinelle is a plateau overlooking the coast Seccheto Fetovaia at 640 m high, here stands the caprile delle Macinelle. In the book of the divisions of Campo (1763/1802) a plan of the Macinelle is attached, showing only the enclosure on the left. Subsequently, in the 1920s, the grotto on the north side was added first and then, to complete the structure, the one on the south side. The presence of two domoliths, an exclusive feature of this caprile, always allowed a safe shelter from the prevailing winds of the area thanks to the different orientation of the two access doors (to the south and to the north). The presence of watercourses and the proximity to the town made the caprile suitable for the production of cheeses and ricottas which, packaged in the special cascine (containers of woven rushes) and placed in basins, the following day were transported on foot, sometimes even up to to the town of Rio Elba, to be sold.

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