The man who built the molino stucky
Three generations of millers of Swiss origin.
Hans, the grandfather was involved in the 1848 revolution, his son Giovanni built the Giudecca mill, became the richest man in town at the end of the XIXth century and was killed by a madman in May 1910. Giancarlo, the grandson was ruined during the economic and financial crisis of the Thirties, due to the economic policy of Fascism and the hostility of some personalities of the regime.
The history of a dynasty and a hundred years of Venetian life.
The historic building has now become a hotel.
A descendant of the Stucky family, the Italian journalist Lavinia Cavalletti tells here the true story of the achievements and debacle of her ancestors. For the same publisher she signed La dinastia Stucky, da Manin a Mussolini and Les Stucky de Venise, une dynastie de meuniers, de Manin à Mussolini. Also for Linea edizioni she curated the volume I mosaici di Augusto Sezanne per la Cappella Stucky a Venezia (2017).
In the summer of 2018 the Franco-German TV cultural channel ARTE presented “Une fortune à Venise”, with English subtitles, a 56 minutes documentary on the Stucky directed by Emiland Guillerme and François Rabaté, produced by Elodie Ackermann, now available through the same channel. The film made use of ancient photos and amateur films by Giancarlo Stucky, restored by the Cineteca of Bologna. The first public release of the documentary took place in Bologna in June 2018 during the festival “Il cinema ritrovato”.