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"Ai Torchi Vecchi" Ancient Mill on the river,Tuscany .Very Private , Very Quiet

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Private pool, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, mq.15,000 of garden

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. The complex included three adjacent mills,at present one of them has been restructured and changed into a two-floor habitation of about 500mq. You can still find the ancient handmade stone presses now integrated in the furnishing and all of this really creates a very special place. 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 and tranquility.

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017


We are the owners of “Ai Torchi Vecchi”, but we live in Viareggio, a town on the Tuscany coast. We have the same passion for old things,our passion are drawing, designing, painting, building, digging and cutting to uncover the house. We have a trusted person, who helps us with the guests and takes care of their stay. Contact is with him but we will be pleased to receive your feedback directly. Thank you and please send us your impressions and suggestions to help us to improve the property. Bye Enrica and Daniele.

MARTA LENCI purchased this villa in 1996

Why MARTA LENCI chose Massa Carrara

We found “Ai Torchi Vecchi” by chance looking for a place for a picnic on a hot summer’s day It was love at first sight for those old walls invaded by brambles and sound of the river. Even today, when we go there it renews the feeling of being out of touch and time.

It is always exciting to revive an abandoned place!

We have worked many years for this. We are very happy with the results and to share them with our guests. The photographs are not effective enough, the feeling that you are coming to “Ai Torchi Vecchi”, can not be reproduced either with pictures or words.

The surrounding landscape is not the best known part of Tuscany, but there are many small medieval villages and forests. The people are friendly and a vacation here is ideal if you want to rest and relax.

What makes this villa unique

“Ai Torchi Vecchi” is perhaps the most ancient mill system in the area ,how one imagines 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. You can still find the ancient handmade stone presses now integrated in the furnishing of the house and all of this really creates a very special place. Immersed in the greenery with just the sound of the river, isolated, it is very cool in the summer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“The property is very spacious and full of rustic character yet the kitchen facilities and the bathrooms are modern. The swimming pool and BBQ areas are well thought out and excellent. The children loved the pool, the river and the table tennis and the freedom to roam about and explore. This is a very well maintained property.”
Jul 2016
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Fivizzano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • 1 Ensuite bathroom to bedroom with shower, bidet, WC, basin. 1 Ensuite bathroom to bedroom with shower, bidet, WC, basin. 1 Separate bathroom with shower, bidet, WC, basin. 1 Separate bathroom with bidet, WC, basin. hairdryer, bath towels
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , BEDROOM WITH BATHROOM. GARDEN VIEW
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , BEDROOM WITH BATHROOM. RIVER VIEW
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , GARDEN VIEW
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , GARDEN VIEW
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , RIVER VIEW
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/11 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1 New double bedroom with bathroom , king size bed 1 New double bedroom with bathroom , king size bed 1 Double bedroom with king size bed and one camp bed 1 Double bedroom with king size bed 1 With twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Building: year of construction: 1700. Year of renovation: 2016. Aspect: south-west. View of: river opposite. Altitude: 300 m. Detached house. Outside: Garden: 1,5 hectares-Private parking lot. Charcoal barbecue-Outdoor furniture Swimming pool. Private, unheated, uncovered. Dimensions:Width: 5m-Length: 12m-Depth: minimum: 1.5m, maximum: 1.5m. Ping-pong Small gym Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning, towels, linen, maid service are included. Changed once a week. Other: Laundry room with sink, washing machine, iron and ironing board, clotheshorse, tumble dryer


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(1 traveler reviews)

"Ai Torchi Vecchi" Ancient Mill on the river,Tuscany .Very Private , Very Quiet
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

God - kan klart anbefales.

  • 5 of 5

Boligen er perfekt til flere familier. Der er meget atmosfære i de gamle møllerum og ejerne har gennemtænkt ferieboligen med gode detaljer. Pool og skyggefulde teresser er med til at gøre boligen perfekt for ferien.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
25 Kilometres
Elvetico - Pasticceria Rossi
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
25 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
Versilia- 5 Terre
Car: necessary


Versilia :40 km. Cinque Terre :30 km.


Car is essential. Versilia:40 Km. Sarzana :30 km. Natural park: 10 Km. Lucca-Pisa 90 km. Firenze :140 km.


Pisa Airport: 90 Km. Train station: 14 Km. Village centre: 2,5 Km. Hospital: 2,5 Km. Supermarket, pharmacy, restaurant, hairdresser, bar, bakery:2,5 km.

Further Details:

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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 8
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 9
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 10
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 11
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

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Down payment/deposit requested.
Key pick up with owner.

Please note. The price is including electricity, water, gas, bath and bed linen, final cleaning, taxes, but not
including central heating (supplement for heating depending on the season).. At your arrival is asked a breakage deposit of € 500,00 in cash which will be paid back to you at your departure. More information on request by e-mail.

Changeover Day:
Reservations from Saturday to Saturday. check-in 16 p.m./ check-out 10 a.m.

Notes on prices:
The 25% deposit of the total rent is non refundable.

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