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Ancient mill on the river,in the woods of Tuscany. Swimming pool, gym, wi-fi

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Crusher in 1600, renovated in 2016, 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.

To the”Ai Torchi Vecchi”(the meaning of the name of this place is:”to the old presses”)is one of the most striking corners which is in the valley of the river Rosaro in Lunigiana,in the north-west part of Tuscany.It is perhaps the most ancient mill system,how one immagines from the very beautiful pedestrian bridge of medieval origin,all made of stone which crosses the river and separates it still from the nearby village of Posara.On the property the water-level mark and the tracks of where the water used to run under the mill are still very visible. The complex included three adjacent mills,at present one af them has been restructured and changed into a two-floor habitation of about 500 mq.On the ground floor is a large kitchen with fire-place,living room,dining room and one bathroom and small gym. You can still find the ancient handmade stone presses now integrated in the furnishing and all of this really creates a very special place. From an internal stair one accesses the upper floor which also has its own separate entrance with five bedrooms and three bathroom with shower. The outside area is just in front of the river and is equipped with barbecue,sink,table and benches for eating,two deckchairs and a sun-bed. Behind the house is a swimming-pool, 10x5m, with deckchairs, sunbeds and changing room. Immersed in the greenery with just the sound of the river, isolated,it is very cool in the summer period.”Ai Torchi Vecchi” is the ideal place for lovers of nature and trnaquillity.

Enrica Fazzini
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, italian, arabic
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Enrica Fazzini

We are the Ai Torchi Vecchi’s owners but we live in Viareggio,a small town on the Tuscan seacoast.

Enrica Fazzini purchased this house in 1997

What makes this house unique

We casually found out this place,while we were looking for a place where we could have a pic nic in a hot summery day.

It’s been immediate love because of that old walls overgrown with brambles and the river‘s sound.

Each time we go there,the sensation of being out of the world and of time is renewed and it’s always very exciting to restore life to an abandoned place!

We have been working for this for many years and we are very happy of the results and of share them with our guests. The photographs does not do justice in fact the sensation you have looking at Ai Torchi Vecchi can’t be reproduced neither with words or pictures.

The surrounding landscape is not the most known in Tuscany but it’s rich of forests and small medieval towns. People are friendly and if you want to relax yourself an holiday here it’s perfect. We have a trusted person who help us with the guests and takes care of their stay. You are going to have the contacts with him but I will have the pleasure of receive your testimony. Thank you and please send us your impressions and advices,they will help us to complete the work we still have to do.


Fivizzano House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Smoking allowed
  • Non refundable deposit of 25% of the total rent to the booking. The balance is due two weeks before my arrival at Ai Torchi Vecchi
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Shower room 2 - shower
    Shower room 3 - shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet , bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • Pétanque Court
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis


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Ancient mill on the river,in the woods of Tuscany. Swimming pool, gym, wi-fi
average rating of 4.85 based on 23 reviews

Wunderbares Haus am Bach

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt in der sehr geschmackvollen und großen alten Ölmühle sehr genossen. Die von uns gefürchtete Mückenplage wegen dem Fluss existierte nicht. Sehr schöner, sauberer und warmer Pool. Küche groß und sehr gut ausgestattet. Die Schlafzimmer und Bäder qualitativ hochwertig und überhaupt nicht muffig. Auch die lfd. Betreuung durch Karsten war vorbildlich. Eine klare Empfehlung! Vielen Dank!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the beautiful review! Marta
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Une semaine au paradis!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons réservé cette grande maison pour y passer la moitié de la semaine avec des amis et l'autre moitié avec la famille. Le cadre est bucolique et la maison est immense et parfaite pour des grands groupes. Le lieu est super, entre la rivière et la campagne, avec une magnifique piscine. Nous etions à l'abris des regards et nous avons pu faire du bruit sans deranger personne tellement le domaine est grand! Les proprios supers sympas sont à disposition si besoin...

A recommander!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre avis. Nous sommes très heureux que nos clients partagent avec nous le plaisir de séjourner à "Ai Torchi Vecchi" . Marta
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Family holidays in Ai Torchi Vecchi

  • 5 of 5

The house, apparently a medieval water mill, has been lovingly restored and is simply beautiful. The standard of the interior works, in particular the delightful kitchen, and the furnishings is very high. The house is situated in a spacious estate with a very large pool. There are many very nice accommodations for sitting and relaxing. Cabins for changing give you the feeling of a beach resort. There is also a brook where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine. The point person, Mr. Carsten, was nice and very helpful. All in all, it was a beautiful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much to Mrs. Sonja for her beautiful words and we are happy about they had a relaxing stay in our house. We really hope to be able to keep an high level also in the new part of the house that we are going to build before Summer 2016.
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Beautifully restored water mill with character

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully located, on a large plot (btw. quite steep so you will need to have an eye on small children), nearby a small river. Additionally, the woods gives nice and intimate atmosphere. The house has been recently renovated & is fully equipped. It has a large and very nice outdoor pool (as a matter of fact the best we've seen while travelling to France and Italy). The whole place is favourably located if you are to see the south-western Liguria (Genoa, La Spezia, Cinque Terre) and the northern Tuscany (Carrara, Pisa, Lucca). The nearest town is Fivizzano - a lovely Italian village with local atmosphere unspoiled by hordes of tourists. And Karsten, the local contact person is very helpful.

Altogether, Ai Torchi Vecchi is a really nice place to spend one's family holidays.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really satisfied of the review of Mr. Radoslaw and we are happy that his family spent a pleasent holiday in our house. We hope they would come again. We are trying to offer to our guests even more services and we are going to renew and enlarge the house by 2016!
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"It was the best holidays...

  • 5 of 5

"It was the best holidays of our life ! I think, to visit Ai Torchi Vecchi is the best way to feel Tuscany with its beautiful nature, hospitable people and amazing history. Ai Torchi Vecchi is a rerfect place for me. To have a glass of Brunello on the bank of your own mountain river among the whispering trees - it was fantastic.

P.S. I would recomend to rent a car for the guests of this apartment, because I think it is the easiest way to reach Fivizzano (with its shops and restaurants)and to travel in Tuscany."

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Beautiful peaceful holid...

  • 5 of 5

"Beautiful peaceful holiday home, ideal for family who like their privacy. Only noises were those of river running by, crickets in the trees on hot days, and wonderful church bells keeping the time. Loads of space around the property, including nice area for BBQ and outdoor eating.Delightful new swimming pool is very private."

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Car: necessary

A15 Cisa motorway,exit Aulla-SS63 route direction for Fivizzano-at the 14th km,on the left,private entrance with

-During your stay,you can book a sailing day along the coast of Versilia in sailboat.More information on your arrival.

-Its geographic location is a good starting point for tourist routes in the nearby richly historic regions with towns such as Pisa and Lucca, for a day at the sea in Versilia or the Cinque Terre,for walks in the mountains along the paths of the Alps Apuane. In any direction one wants to go,the area offers the possibility of visiting some of the richest natural,artistic and historical parts of Italy.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione,Pulizia finale inclusa, Deposito cauzionale € 500,00 al momento dell'arrivo, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del Sig.Muller, Proprietario non presente in loco

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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