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

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type villa
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:
March 20, 2018


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 Fivizzano

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:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • For the reservation non refundable deposit of 25% of the total rent. The balance is due two weeks before my arrival at Ai Torchi Vecchi
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 ...
  • 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: 2017. 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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"Ai Torchi Vecchi" Ancient Mill on the river,Tuscany .Very Private , Very Quiet
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Entspannte Tage am Pool

  • 5 of 5

Das Anwesen entspricht der Beschreibung voll und ganz. Ausreichend Platz für 2 Familien. Unsere Woche war sehr heiß, so dass wir sehr viel Zeit am Pool verbracht haben. Ein oder zwei Sonnenschirme mehr wären bei dem großen Pool noch schöner gewesen. Das Haus liegt sehr ruhig direkt an einem Fluss. Die Matratzen waren für unseren Geschmack etwas zu hart. In allen Zimmern waren Mückenstecker vorhanden. Der Ansprechpartner vor Ort war stets hilfsbereit. Alles in allem ein wunderschöner, erholsamer Aufenthalt.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. I am sorry if the beds seemed hard to you, unfortunately it is not easy to please everyone! Marta
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Super séjour en famille

  • 5 of 5

Quelle merveille! La rénovation de ce vieux moulin est sublime alliant contemporain et ancien , faite avec énormément de goût nous avons tous adoré.

Nous avons été accueillis avec une belle corbeille de fruits et du vin local.

Endroit idéal pour se ressourcer en famille près de la rivière et dans un immense parc.

Seul bémol 2 jours avec un problème d'eau chaude qui a été finalement résolu et un manque de luminosité dans l'espace cuisine ainsi qu'au dessus de la table repas extérieure.

Dommage que la piscine ne soit pas bâchée la température de l'eau était fraîche et notre semaine d'août caniculaire mais les enfants et les courageux ont pu en profiter.

Excellent séjour qui a ressources toute la famille .

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We will try to face with the few luminosity in the kitchen and in the outside area where is the table. I am really sorry if the water seemed cold to you, I think that this could be a sensation due to the high temperature ( 37°-39°)that we registered this summer. The water of the swimming pool,during July and August has always been around 29-30 degrees. This difference could be the reason why the water seemed cold. Marta
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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: July 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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Booking Notes:
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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.

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.