The venetian sawmill

a_segheriaGreat hydraulic machinery for the reduction of timber into planks. Trentino used to number about 300 of such plants, located along brooks and rivers. Today, half-a-dozen of these have survived. The typical ‘Venetian’ hydraulic wheel generates the simultaneous movement of the saw and the trolley, which carries the timber against the saw. The slicing of one plank takes around 10 minutes. This sawmill comes from Rumo in the Nonsberg.segheria-veneziana