Chiozza Starch Factory

The Chiozza starch factory is a real unique first industrial revolution factory fully equipped with the original machinery. More than 30 old machines powered by a steam machine are preserved.

The factory was founded  in 1865 by Luigi Chiozza, a chemist and entrepreneur who developed and patented a process for the production of starch from rice. It was enlarged in 1902 and equipped with the then most advanced machinery, produced in different countries of the Austrian Hungarian Empire to which the area belonged at that time. More than 120 people were employed, in majority women. In 1986 the company went bankrupt.

In February 2014 a voluntary association was founded  to save the factory as an important industrial heritage site, to open it to the public and to set up a small museum.

Chiozza Starch Factory
Amederia Chiozza
Via Luigi Pasteur
33050 Ruda
+39 (0) 3313 - 314783

Recommended duration of visit:2 Hours
Access for persons with disabilities:For details see website

Currently the site is closed. Association Chiozza started restauration work and expects to open some parts in summer 2019.

  • Guided tours only