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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 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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Medesano in Province of Parma

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • 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 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 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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(15 traveller reviews)

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Fidenza: Old mill in the hills of Salsomaggiore (Parma)
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

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: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Mar 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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"A beautiful and relaxing...

  • 5 of 5

"A beautiful and relaxing stay made all the better by having such a knowledgeable and kind host Mr Fabrizio Figini. He gave us very good advice on where to go to eat nearby, within walking distance, as well as which towns and places to visit."

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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"The villa and the vacati...

  • 5 of 5

"The villa and the vacation at Mulino della Valle exceeded all my expectations. The house is great and has all that you need, the views and surroundings spectacular. What turned out to be a very positive addition to the holiday, is the owner Fabrizio, who lives about 150m away. He gave us very good advice on where to go to eat nearby and which towns and places to visit. A very very warm and kind person, who added a perfect authentic local Italian touch to our visit. Also his dog Muffin brought a smile to all of our faces making visits to our house every day. The pool was even bigger than we expected and we used it every day. When staying at the villa, I really suggest to go to the nearby local restaurants to have a culinary experience, because Emilia-Romagna is known for its food: L'Armani is just a 15min slow walk away and one very romantic place near the castle up the hill, where we had the most delicious food ever! Also a place with very good seafood just a short drive from the castle. All in all the holiday there was absolutely wonderful and we couldn't expect for more."

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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"As advertised. Perfect l...

  • 5 of 5

"As advertised. Perfect location for a peaceful retreat and full of rustic charm. Pool was great. Beautiful surroundings and so much to do and visit. Owners very helpful and pleasant. We will definitely be returning for another visit here in the future."

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ricordi d' infanzia

  • 5 of 5

Ho cercato per anni un posto così incantevole dove far giocare i miei figli così spensierati , ebbene l' ho trovato !

L' antico mulino e ' sapientemente ristrutturato e arredato con gusto , e ' equipaggiato di tutto ciò che vi possa servire tanto che vi sembrerà di essere a casa vostra .

La casa e ' ubicata in una graziosa valle dove è possibile fare delle bellissime passeggiate scortati dai simpaticissimi cani Pino e Due di proprietà del Sig . Figini .

I padroni di casa sono disponibilissimi e simpaticissimi e saranno sempre pronti a

A consigliarvi al meglio riguardo a tutto ciò che potrete visitare nei dintorni come ad esempio i castelli e i mercatini di' antiquariato .

Che dire dei ristoranti ? A pochi km dal mulino troverete molte trattorie dove poter degustare le specialità del posto .

All ' interno della proprietà troverete inoltre , un maneggio con due cavalli e un suggestivo laghetto .

Sono felicissima di aver scoperto un angolo di paradiso , tranquillità e pace a poca distanza da Milano .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: bello avervi qui..siete persone pacevolissime ed educate..
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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 in Medesano, Emilia Romagna

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 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione DAL 23 LUGLIO AL 6 AGOSTO 2016 TARIFFA SCONTATA.... 1000 E A SETTMANA...2000 PER DUE SETTIMANE

il 50% con bonifico bancario alla prenotazione, e il restante all'arrivo.nei mesi freddi il riscaldamento non e' compreso e va quantificato dopo il soggiorno

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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