Dear Anthony I am really happy that you and your family enjoyed the special
atmosphere of Borgo Castellone and in my house you were able to relax and explore. As for the history of Borgo Castellone I summarized for you some information. You can search on the web for “Cartiera Bartolomucci”. Bartolomucci family in the nineteenth century managed an important paper mill near Picinisco, in a place now known as Borgo Castellone.
Its foundation took place around 1630, on a specific project commissioned by the Duke of Alvito, Francesco Gallio. At the beginning of the nineteenth century historical documents show that there was a further expansion on the wave of the entrepreneurial success of Cartiera del Fibreno at Isola Liri.
In that period the paper mill had the latest generation of machines for producing more than twenty different types of paper. There were also houses for the 64 workers (32 women and 32 men) trained by specialized French personnel, also housed in the paper mill, as well as the director of the paper mill Lorenzo Montgolfier, belonging to the family of the inventor of the balloon.