In the green hills of Salsomaggiore, on a 50 hectare farm situated in a beautiful valley, is where you will find Il Mulino della Valle.
Built at the end of the 16th century as a water mill, Il Mulino is situated about 200 meters from the main house where the owners live, behind which is a large (7.5x15 meter) swimming pool. Also on the property are a stable with English mounted horses, both open and covered riding rings, and a 21/2 acre lake filled with fish.
(Text automatically translated) Take the motorway A1 Milan-Bologna exit Fidenza continue on the Via Emilia (salsomaggiore tabiano) and at the roundabout, on the left follow Santa Margherita. Indication Costamezzana and go straight at the Osteria del Sole follow tabiano after 3km turn left on a carlello: company agricoloa FIGINI satellite coordinates: N 44.79155 E 10.04280
The farm is located in the heart of the food valley, that is well known everywhere in the World for its typical products: Parmigiano Reggiano, Culatello of Zibello, Ham of Parma, Salami Felino, aromatic vinegar and most of these product firms can be visited.
Numerous restaurants and trattorias (family-run restaurants) are close and cook mainly the typical dishes of the ancient Emilian tradition.
Few minutes driving and one can reach both the Terme of Tabiano and the Terme of Salsomaggiore, where there are also tennis courts and a golf course.
The area is surrounded by many castles, all open to the public: the Rock of Fontanellato with its frescos painted by Parmigianino; the castle of Soragna that - as the legend tells - was occupied by a phantom; the castle of Torrechiara where they made the movie Ladyhawke with Michelle Pfeiffer, and also the castle of Bardi and Pellegrino.
27 miles away there is Parma, a city which is rich of historical, architectural and art exhibits.
Other Cities like Florence, Lucca and Venice and also tourist places like Cinque Terre are reachable by car or train within two hours.
Every week there are flea markets for collectors, farmers markets and local fairs in the immediate area.