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An exclusive Suite in an centuries old Mill in the hills: Il Mulino di Valle

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type mill


About the property

We offer an incredible experience of an intact ancient Mill on a natural domain.

To find us online; " Il Mulino di Valle "

This listing is for our Grain Floor (Suite) mentioned in our description below! Find our Apartment listing number 639530 as well!

Greetings to you future guest!

It is a pleasure to welcome you at the Bed and Breakfast ''Il Mulino Di Valle'' here, in the heart of the Apennines Mountains between Tuscany and Emila. Our centuries old Mill has been refurbished and kept in all it's ancient beauty since the last day the grinding wheels stopped turning more than 40 years ago. Before starting your visit of our unique structure, walk with me across our natural domain that has seen history passing by for the last 1000 years. We are part of many books, stories and legends across all this time.

Our special little micro climate has helped growing an endless mature woods that homed incredible wildlife and are filled with countless wild flowers in every months of the year. Only a few steps away from the watermill you can either follow animals tracks for hours or discover kilometres of our natural walking and cycling trails. The wildlife often come to visit our garden filled with millions of fireflies in summer or during our magic mystic winter nights. Il Mulino di Valle geographical position, deep in the end of a valley where 3 rivers converge, make it ideal for the perfect getaway from the excess of mother nature. Here our summer nights are fresh and winter shows up just enough to be enjoyed. Like an echo from the past, you can hear water running everywhere inside and outside our little B&B. If all this seems already promising: falling asleep in a fresh comfortable bed, under the sound of running water, will blow your mind away... But wait, as the magic is far from over...

As we walked back to the Mill, following the ancient mill stream, you can noticed a first glimpse of what we will offer you. You see a lone stone structure with no neighbour, standing among tall trees, with two large verandas where you will maybe read or enjoy dinner and the river-rock paved court to dance under traditional music on special events. As you get closer to the old entrance door of Il Mulino Di Valle, you are passing by one of the last working Antique Wood Oven where we cook our breakfast bread, meals and pizzas for your own delight.

Ready to push the old door carved with the initials of the last millers?

It opened onto centuries ago. Thick rock walls are framing the intact remains of the mill grinders and mechanisms, still waiting for the water to make them move again. Maybe on your way to admire this piece of history, you will notice the old dinning room next door with its 2 meter wide fireplace and a range of unique Mountain Wine and Balsamic Vinegar. This is where you will enjoy your complete organic homemade breakfast with sweet and salty options or one of the traditional Italian dinners we can offer. Next to the grinding wheels, our newly install wood stove make sure to keep you warm in colder months. This large mill room can host different events, group dinners and use for different purpose.

The stairs will bring you to the hall of the Grain Floor of the mill, where they used to store the grain many years ago. The only two bedrooms of this floor are sharing a living room with TV(movies), books and games, a hall with a tourist information centre and a bathroom. The full Grain Floor is then ideal for families or group of friends. On the other hand, both rooms can be rented separately giving, in either of them, all the privacy and intimacy you can wish for.

***On one side you will find the impressive Suite Peonia that offers a unique antique experience. With its incredible furniture chosen to create a peaceful harmony between the low majestic wood beam ceiling and the three rock walls, it will stunned you without any doubt. The opening of any of its 4 windows will bring inside a soft sound of the ever running water from the mill stream.

***On the other side of the hall, the beautiful Twin Girasole is waiting for you under its old wooden ceiling. This room offers a double or twin bed solution ideal for friends, children or workers. It is flooded in light by two windows that easily bring in the fresh breeze of our valley.

***Our last option of room will need you to return to the outside courtyard where a private entrance opens upon to our complete Apartment Lilium. It has a newly equipped kitchen, a private bathroom, a dining room and a wonderful bedroom. The smell of burning wood from the stone fireplace situated the heart of this last one, a liberty set of couches and a large comfortable bed are welcoming you to a unique timeless atmosphere. Antique floor, wood ceiling and multiple rock walls open up to green nature through the seven windows.

Now the difficult choice is for you to make between all those options which all included our complete range of services:

– Large Organic Breakfast – Wireless Internet – Free Parking – Sheets, towels and bathrobes – Room cleaning – Luggage deposit – Tourist Information Centre – Laundry Service – Transport Service

Then, as you finally enjoy your holiday, you can choose between our vast range of activities, products, local discounts, traditional meals, classes and tours to enjoy a memorable stay. All these services are private, unique and shared by locals just for you. There is some for all tastes:

- Discounted Ferrari Drive in Maranello (10 minutes away) where you also find the Ferrari F1 Museum

- Paragliding above the Mill from the Castle of Monfestino

- Famous Castle Restaurant Balugola discounts (300 meter from us) where are served some 16e century recipes

- Reflexology Massages

- Naturopathic consultation

- Adventure Park discounts in Serramazzoni (10 min) where you can find all the facilities (Bank, local markets, pharmacy, craft shop, very quiet swimming pool, tennis court and sport facilities)

- Pasta Making or Cooking Lessons with a real Italian Mamma!

- Sourdough Bread class, cooked in an antique wood oven (wholemeal rock grind flour)

- Prosciutto making – Natural and historical tours of our land and our beautiful village of Valle (from 1000)

- Organic and Biodynamic Mountain Wine tour and tasting

- Balsamic Vinegar explain and taste from high quality Private production

- Local farm and natural products

- Complete Italian dinners from our world wide gastronomic renown region Emilia-Romagnia

We are totally dedicated to create real unforgettable memories and new services are always added to the list as we fulfill all the special requests of our guests. Often taking the old Italians of the area out of their retirement for them to share their passions or stories. All those experiences are from friends, family and contacts; nothing is commercial.

What to see and visit:

As you will most probably expend your stay like many before you, you will discover many small hidden treasures of Italy. Our Mill is nicely situated in the first hills between the plain of Modena and the mountains of the Apennines.

In our near neighbourhood, the beautiful natural park of the Bucamante's waterfalls is even connected to our domain by antique walking trails. We also have unique local activities that are worth your visit like the Wood Oven bakery ''Il Forno di Pazzano'' where you can buy fresh organic bread and special homemade products and the CasaBoni Winery offering generous wine Tasting of its unique small production of organic and biodynamic mountain wine aged by ancestral method. Many farm shops are close by and offer high quality products at very convenient prices.

Castles as Pompeano and Montecuccolo can be visited as you follow an incredible scenic drives towards the mountains. Those are even leading you to the ski slopes of the Abetone and Cimone mountains within 45 minutes. You will also find along the way, with our indications, unique roman bridges and gorgeous little villages unknown by tourists. Many national parks as the ''Sassi di Roccamalatina'' that offers breathtaking scenery when explored by car, mountain bikes or by foot. It is worth mentioning that Italy is a worldwide gastronomic centre and our mountains are in fact its heart. (Forbe Magazine reviews).

In the opposite direction, driving towards the plains, you can visit the Antique Rose Museum before reaching the Ferrari town of Maranello 15 minutes away. The castle of Vignola is a must see as much as the village of Castlevetro, just a little off the way towards the historic city of Modena with its beautiful centre. The near town of Sassuolo offers you nice Thermal Spa and Spilamberto hosts the Balsamic Vinegar Museum, that originally comes from Modena.

Il Mulino di Valle, with our stunning geographical position, is a perfect location to relax and recuperate between the visits of crowded main Italian hotspots. We are situated in the middle between Florence (Tuscany), the Dolomites, Venice, Bologna, Mantova, Ferrara, Cinque Terre and Milan. It is the also an incomparable getaway for a Special holiday in the sunny Italian countryside.

Let us transform your vacation in a unique experience, where history, nature and gastronomy meet to then let you go back home with unforgettable memories.

We are looking forward to have a glass of mountain wine with you, next to our old grinders with the echo, through the rock walls, of the running water. Us, the Mill Keepers, and our centuries old antique mill with its atmosphere frozen in time, are warmly welcoming you to sleep back in time and live the ancient Italian rhythm of life...

Sincerely yours,

-The Mill Keepers-

More Details

Jessica Marmiroli
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 December, 2017

About Jessica Marmiroli

Me and my girlfriend Jess are pleasant and relaxed people. I'm from Canada and Jess is from Italy, but with also English background. We both travelled a lot and we know what it means not to have the comforts of when you're not home, That's why we like to welcome our guests in the best way as possible and to make them feel home. We love company, nature and to share the beauties that our area has to offer. For us it's important that our guests will have a memorable time here and enjoy the chance of feeling the ancient Mill atmosphere, while the sound of running water will follow you through your stay.

Our motto is. Don't Dream your live your dream. :)

Looking forward in meeting you. Yan & Jess

Jessica Marmiroli purchased this mill in 2014

Why Jessica Marmiroli chose Serramazzoni

We were driving by this property everyday. It is impossible to not notice and my started calling it the Dream House. After a year of letting the ideas growing in our minds we finally jump onto the beautiful adventure...

What makes this mill unique

So far all our guests, with no exception, agreed that our structure is a little hidden treasure among all the accommodation out there. Yo are finding here an atmosphere impossible to find anywhere else: a perfect combination of real antique rustic Italian house with all the comfort of nowadays, a peacefulness accessible from urban centre and a vast variety of activities and possibilities from Ferrari Drive to wood oven bread making.

We are devote to our guests and make a lot of effort to create a dream to make their stay a real unforgettable memory.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday mill in Serramazzoni in Province of Modena

Property Type:
  • mill
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 30 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Grain Floor Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Suite Peonia - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , The single bed are added with extra fee.
    Twin / Double Girasole - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds OR 1 double + extra fee for extra single bed.
  • The Grain floor is compose of two bedrooms: The Suite Peonia and the Twin/Double Girasole. The Suite Peonia that offers a unique antique experience. With its incredible furniture chosen to create a peaceful harmony between the low majestic wood beam ceiling and the three rock walls, it will stunned you without any doubt. The opening of any of its 4 windows will bring inside a soft sound of the ever running water from the mill stream. The Twin/Double Girasole is waiting for you under its old wooden ceiling. This room offers a double or twin bed solution ideal for friends, children or workers. It is flooded in light by two windows that easily bring in the fresh breeze of our valley. Additional single beds can be added in all rooms and options for a extra fee.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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An exclusive Suite in an centuries old Mill in the hills: Il Mulino di Valle
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews

A jewel in the hills of Modena

  • 5 of 5

Jess and Yan are the perfect hosts! We had an amazing time staying in the mill, and that was due largely to their attention, kindness and bountiful knowledge of the region. We took every one of their suggestions, from where to eat and what to see, and we're never disappointed. We look forward to visiting them again!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Experience the Countryside in Unique Setting!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the mill in the valley was like traveling back in time - time to go off the grid, people! Impeccably restored and appointed, you really felt like you were in another place and time. And the trip from Florence gave us a feel for the windy roads and hills. Jess & Yan (and dog, Big Boy) were PERFECT HOSTS! Nice people, great healthy organic breakfast, and helpful in every way. Waking every morning to the gurgling stream, singing birds, and nearby bells ringing to mark the time was so lovely. Put your electronic devices away for a few days and enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The hosts were amazing and so kind! The property is beautiful all the in the nature! We loved our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded bed and breakfast in a small hill village.

  • 4 of 5

The property is clean. Antique furniture...so you need to have care if you are taking children. Children enjoyed picking cherries from their yard. You need to arrive in daylight as it is a bit hard to find and the way up has some curves on a one lane drive. You should be ok with a gps. You need to make sure you have all your essentials as there are no stores very close by and you are requested to remove your shoes upon entering your room ( for us this was ok, because we normally do this anyhow). They have goodies for sale, made in the region, jams, jellies, flour. Although there is wifi, you cannot download any type of video either short or long. As a business, they take good care of it, they run a tight ship. It is a beautiful area close to Modena.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfort and Beauty all around ( and baby goats)

  • 4 of 5

We were lucky enough to have found this gem of a Bed an Breakfast. Our hosts were delightful and have a passion for the service they provide. They are happy to share what they know about the area. Jessica is actually born and raised very close to the Mill and has the feeling of a young person whose soul is connected for centuries to the area...Yan is a hard working, gentle man and truly anyone looking for a peaceful stay in the countryside of Italy should consider this accommodation... I could have stayed for a month, perfect writers get away, or a great place for a family... or someone just needing to get away from the fasted paced life we all lead.

We were four of us but decided to rent the apt as well as the suite, but the suite could have accommodated the four of us easily. The apt is well appointed and has all you need, including a kitchen!

Big Boy an as sweet as sugar dog who, from the story told, adopted Jessica and Yan, is a highlight, and when I say this it's meaningful, being I am NOT a dog person or is my family, but you can't help but adore him... regal, stoic and basically the welcome mat. You will see what I mean if you get a chance to stay at this historic Mill. The Breakfast was so delicious... Homemade bread and fresh delicious scrambled herbed eggs from their chickens... truly yummy....Oh and lastly the morning we left (we only stayed one night, being we had such time restrains in our trip, but I HIGHLY recommend a longer stay) we were shown the new additions to the property, three week old Goats, so amazing.

Couldn't recommend this B and B more!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene property and gracious hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My friend and I managed to sneak in to this lovely rental for only one night due to a scheduling fluke. We knew we wanted to make the most of our brief stay and I believe we accomplished just that! After we checked in during the late afternoon we headed out to explore the property, very pretty, water running and an overall sense of calmness his you as you take on all the sights and sounds. We grabbed a bottle of wine and relaxed on the patio before dinner. Jess and Ian prepared us an authentic dinner since we didn't want to leave the property. They joined us at our request and we had a great night leaning more about the property, local specialties and history of the area. The dinner was probably one of our most special moments during our week+ stay in Italy. We went to bed pretty early that night and awoke the next morning for another fantastic display of food for breakfast (including eggs which seemed scarce in Italy). Our rental was very cute. It was full of antiques that felt right given the history of the property. We slept very comfortably. The next morning we went to a winery down the street they had recommended and had a fun start to our day (a story for another day). I would definitely stay here again and would recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy a peaceful spot in the country and take in the wonderfully rich culture of the area.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
Exit Modena Sud E45
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Famous Castle Balugola
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Abetone Monte Cimone

- Antique Rose Museum for plant lovers. :)

- The restaurant '' Balugola'' is an antique Castle from 1029 that gives to our customers the chance of experiencing medieval menus with good discounts.

- REFLEXOLOGY massages can be arranged.

- Cooking courses of all sort and historic/countryside tours can be arrange.

- Wine tasting tours of organic wine.

- Balsamic vinegar tasting are available.

-And much more! Just mention your interests!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday mill in Serramazzoni, Emilia Romagna

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Upon check-in you must show a valid ID to legal obligations. -Check-in after 14:00. -Check-out before 11:00. -The services included are: breakfast, housekeeping, internet WiFi, free parking, living room with TV, books, games and luggage storage. -Rooms are cleaned twice a week. -Smoking is allow only outside or in the two verandas. -Animals are allow only outside.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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