The vines and olive trees are crops that have strongly characterized the territory of Avola. At the end of the nineteenth century, in a land called Ciusa Miloro, just outside the city center and near the train station, was built a structure for millstone and oil mill, said “u trappitu”. Acquired by the city and restored, this place was opened to the public on 30th October 2010. The building has a great ethno-anthropological value. For pressing grapes it has the traditional tanks built in stone and the classical press called “u cannizzu”. For pressing the olives there is “a millstone” with animal traction. The product of the pressing was placed in the “coffe”, and then into “u Conzu” for squeezing. The original objects that adorn the museum are accompanied by captions. The museum has been established to spread the knowledge of ancient crafts and to preserve the memory of the material culture.
The Museum has been equipped with panels with vintage photos and a rare and precious audiovisual witnessing the phases of work carried out in this structure. However, some difficulties still remain. The museum can be visited by appointment only, you can make an appointment at the reception of the library in Via San Francesco d’Assisi.