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Fidenza: Old mill in the hills of Salsomaggiore (Parma)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

Fabrizio Figini
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
31 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house around the Fidenza around the Province of Parma

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Cellar
  • Terrace
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Hydrotherapy
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking


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Fidenza: Old mill in the hills of Salsomaggiore (Parma)
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

An amazing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Lleoliad anhygoel mewn ardal hyfryd. Pwll perffaith a’r llety yn fendigedig. Diolch i’r teulu am y croeso.

An amazing property in a beautiful area. Would love to come back. Thank you to the family for the warm welcome. Grazie.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beaconsfield, UK

Delightful location and extremely delightful owners

  • 5 of 5

The Old Mill is nestling in a lush peaceful valley where the busy roads and commercial landscape of Fidenza seem a million miles away. The house is very traditional, a charming time capsule where you can relax and feel close to nature. It is very comfortable and well-equipped and there is a large covered terrace perfect for eating and drinking al fresco.

The owners Fabrizio and Antonella are delightful hosts, who live in a separate house about 100 m away. They will give you a warm welcome, they are always on hand to help with any problems and to offer excellent advice on places to visit, local restaurants etc. They have a great sense of humour and we spent some very enjoyable times chatting with them and finding out more about the area and, of course, local food and wine.

Equally welcoming are their two dogs Due and Pino, who run and play joyfully in the meadows, a constant source of entertainment. The large swimming pool is available for guests and a late afternoon or early evening swim was the perfect way to cool down after a day of sight-seeing. There are plenty of places to visit, Parma is particularly lovely and there are some magnificent castles to discover in the area. There are also several friendly restaurants just a few minutes’ away by car, all serving delicious local food.

This is the perfect place to unwind and experience the Italian rural way of life, just 20 minutes from main transport connections. We would definitely recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: due coppie particolarmente piacevoli:molto estroverse e curiose, con cui passare ,anche, momenti piu' che gradevoli..consigliatissimi come ospiti
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A very authentic and nice house, with a very large swimmingpool shared with Antonella and Fabrizio.

  • 5 of 5

The owners, Antonella and Fabrizio, are a delicious couple always ready has to make fun, with a lot of humor, and to give you a lot of indications on such or such visit had to make. Céline and I had an excellent stay in this beautiful house, full of charme and very quiet. A very nice pond allows us to fish some pikes and blackbasses, just beside the house, at less than 50 meters. I recommend quite particulary this place. Vincenzo

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: ospiti gentilissimi, disponibili, curiosi e amanti della naura , molto comunicativi e discreti. E' stato molto gradevole fare amicizia con loro e passare un po' di tempo a chiacchierare. Anche con con i loro figli. Una famiglia che speriamo di rivedere e ospitare ancora antonella e fabrizio
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Bromsgrove, UK

Wonderful Italian Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We are just back from 10 days staying at the house, and had a fabulous time. The house is located in a picturesque valley with great views up to the Castello, and though rural is only a couple of minutes from some great restaurants and 10 mins drive from towns with supermarkets and shops (and Fidenza Village retail outlet!). The weather was very hot when we were there so we made good use of the pool, and we also had several day trips. Parma is only half an hour or so away, and Fabrizio recommended a trip to Mantua which was lovely and had great architecture. We also took two trips further afield, to Portofino and to Lake Como. Both were a couple of hours drive away but it was good to have some time in the air con!

Fabrizio and his wife are very interesting and welcoming hosts and offered advice and recommendations about the area - the local specialities of Salume and Tortelli d'Erbette became our favourites. We enjoyed a glass of wine and a chat with them on a couple of evenings. They have two lovely dogs (Due and Pino) who would often pop over to visit our house several times a day, which my daughter loved, and she also took their horse a carrot every day too.

This is a great place to visit to relax and experience authentic Italian life, away from the usual tourist places, but only 10 minutes to the autostrada if you do want to go somewhere specific. The area has fabulous cuisine and wine, and the welcome you get staying at the Old Mill is wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: sono stati ospiti gentili e curiosi..un po' disordinati,forse ,per via del braccio ingessato di Gemma..discreti e appasionati del nostro Bel Paese..dal cibo alle citta' d'arte..persone con cui e' piacevole chiacchierare e che hanno accolto con entusiasmo le nostre proposte di gite e ristoranti..speriamo di averli,di nuovo, come nostri ospiti
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Great spot for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 2 week stay at the property. Amazing space for the children to play, great location to explore nearby towns such as Parma, Bologna, Modena. The nearby town of Fidenza has regular trains to a lot of places, and the local countryside is easily accessible by car. Fabrizio and his family welcomed us to the property and made sure we had everything we needed. The house is fully-equipped with all that you need for a great holiday. For us, the property was the perfect balance of relaxing by the pool with exploring the local area, we loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: sono stati ospiti rispettosi,attenti e curiosi..hanno apprezzato sia la casa che i dintorni.i bambini molto educati.una bella famiglia--
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Lovely, peaceful villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay, the villa is very well equipped, in a really peaceful, quiet location, with lots of areas to explore. We enjoyed walking up to the lake and up the hill towards the castle, often joined by Due the dog!

The owners were exceptionally kind and helpful and we had a great stay/honeymoon!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: March 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
milano.parma(20 km)Bologna 100 km
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
molte trattorie nel raggio di 2/3 km
Nearest Beach
100 Kilometres
cinque terre
Car: recommended

(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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house around the Fidenza,

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Alta 2019
1 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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