The paper mill of the little town of Vas

The paper mill of the little town of Vas is an industrial archeology complex of great cultural and aesthetic interest.

The events of the former factory are inextricably linked to the historical, social and economic memory of the area.  The manufacturing activity arose since the mid-seventeenth century, when the noble Gradenigo family started the activity favored by the limpidity of the water of the stream named Fium, necessary to produce white paper of fantastic quality, and by the proximity of the river Piave which was an excellent way of communication to Venice.

The paper mill of Vas thus became one of the largest and most important paper mills in northern Italy with products exported throughout the Mediterranean Sea, from Spain to the Ottoman Turkish Empire.

Over the centuries, maintaining always high production standards, the factory was managed by various families, from the famous lineage of Remondini based in Bassano del Grappa to Zuliani family, with whom, thanks to various economic factors, the activity ceased in 1963.

Today the paper mill is the subject of a complex project of enhancement that aims to safeguard its memory, grafting the signs of the past into the present, through a series of different and complementary functions.

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