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Stienta



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Stienta

The best way to get to Stienta is to follow, maybe by bike, the scenic road on the top of the banks of the river Po.  From here, up until the first decades of the last century, one could see several watermills tied to the banks with ropes and a “burga”, a basket full of stones.
Inside the mills the miller led a hard and solitary life.  On cold winter nights to fuel his hunger he would make dough from water, lard and flour which when baked would produce the crunchy and tasty “pinza alla munara” which is still made today and found in many of the local eateries of the area.  Remaining on the riverbanks one may note the Villa Camerini Bertelè, in all its splendour, built around the second half of the 700s.  The complex is articulated on three floors and has two towers according to the canons of Emilian-Estensi military architecture.  Six km from the centre, at S. Genesio, stands the ancient oratory dedicated to the Blessed Virgin.  The small building used to be part of an agricultural Benedictine courtyard and guards a miraculous effigy of the Virgin Mary which has been venerated for many years.  For lovers of good food there is the not to be missed “gastronomic palio” in September.