Il Mulinello is a lovely, romantic hideaway for two in an idyllic setting, perched over a river that lulls you to sleep at night and soothes you during the day. The house was completely refurbished and remodeled in 2005 and is reserved for adult, non-smoking guests. There is an enchanting garden with a paved courtyard and hidden patios among bamboo, palm trees, and hydrangeas that afford privacy and a tropical atmosphere. There are wide steps leading directly into the crystal clear waters of the river, ideal for a cooling dip on hot sunny days. From the house and garden, there are breath-taking views of the lush, verdant mountains of the Parco delle Apuane national park. Il Mulinello is one kilometer from both Equi Terme and Monzone, each of which offer a variety of shops and restaurants. The house is about 45 minutes to the Cinque Terre, lovely fishing villages and beaches. Lucca, Pisa, Genoa, Portofino, and Parma are all within easy driving distance.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 7 nights
House, 1 Bedroom , 2 Baths (Sleeps 2)
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Oct 2018
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
hidden gem, stunning location
location, location, location.....plus everything you need for a totally relaxing break in Tuscany/Liguria. The drive to La Spezia/autostrada becomes a little tiring after the first few day trips to Cinque Terre / Portofino etc. but returning to the peace and tranquility of the river makes it all worth while. Fivizzano village is also worth a visit but not mentioned in any of the guide books, a short car journey and close to home.
Thanks very much for being our guest and for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay.
Art & Lynn Chenen
We had a delightfull time in the north of Tuscany.
For us, a couple of two, a perfect home to be away from work, cities, internet, etc.
Pure nature in the hills and cool down in the forrest. The little villages and shops within 30 min, gave us our peace of mind back.
This is vacation! We even think to come back...
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed the house.
Art & Lynn
Perfect place for those who love nature
A house big enough for a family surrounded by the green hills of Tuscany.
We spend there 4 nights. A beautiful (stone walls) spacious bedroom, a big living room, and perfectly equipped kitchen made the stay comfortable. The heating worked well enough to help us forget about not typical Italian cold weather. Unfortunately we couldn't use the terrace - the rain and cold kept us inside during the meals.
The surrounding garden full of flowers and trees, a river, and singing birds let you forget about your everyday life.
Some may miss the TV set but for us the only problem was the lack of torch when we arrived at night and could not see the path to the house.
The stay in The Mill was a great experience. Thank you, Art!
The Perfect Tuscany Vacation
July 2012 was my second visit to Il Mulinello. My previous visit during February and March was wonderful, but the July visit was divine. I am a writer and went by myself. Whether you want to use Il Mulinello as a base to visit the wonders of Northern Tuscany, or a hideaway to relax and read or whatever you do for relaxation, Il Mulinello is perfect. It is within a short drive from the Cinque Terre Coast to the west and Lucca to the south, both delightful, beautiful places. But Il Mulinello itself is gorgeous––a gurgling stream next to the house, a beautiful garden to sit and read in or contemplate whatever you like. Walking trails are nearby, or you can even climb a mountain. The house is comfortable––a nice kitchen, a lovely living room with beautiful views out all the windows, and a large bedroom upstairs. The downstairs has a second bathroom, washer and another bed. Within a mile are a couple of outstanding Italian restaurants (be sure to have the assorted ante pasta), and within a short driving distance are several other amazing restaurants. The owners, Art and Lynn, provide a notebook describing the restaurants with directions. You won't find a more beautiful, serene location or a more lovely home to stay in.
An unforgettable vacation
To say we spent a relaxing week at Il Mulinello is an understatement indeed.Your home away from home had every convenience we could have possibly needed.Every day, every view,every meal in this NorthernTuscany region was more memorable than we could have ever hoped for.We travelled to the lovely town of Pontremoli (one of the lovely towns in the many informative booklets left by Lynn and Art) . Of course we travelled the gorgeous towns of Cinque Terre form Portofino ,along the coast stopping for lunch in Portovenere,a lovely fishing village with scrumptious fresh seafood.Lucca,Carrara,Sarzano and the trip through the rugged mountains to Reggio Nell Emilia just to visit market day for our balsamic,oil and cheese to bring home were all trips we shall never forget.The local restaurants Da Remo,Da Felice,Paradiso mmmm they were all delicious, the evening under the full moon at Al Veccio Tino we thought we had entered heaven,but oh no the next night we discovered Agriturismo Pretola in nearby Gragnola which was an evening of heavenly tastes.
Our week came to an end far too quickly and we wished our goodbyes to Roberto and his happy Ciao's whilst he visited us to ensure we were well.
thank you Lynn and Art,we are so happy we came across your listing.
We will have happy memories when we are sitting in our rocking chairs reminiscing!!
Hätten wir uns an die präzise Anfahrtsbeschreibung des Hauseigentümers gehalten, wären wir zwei Stunden eher angekommen, so jedoch haben wir zunächst die malerische Umgebung erkundet und sind mit den Nachbarn ins Gespräch gekommen. Das Haus ist wunderschön und der italienische Freund der Besitzer in höchstem Maß um das Wohl der Gäste besorgt.
Thanks for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay
Art &Lynn Chenen
45 minutes from Tuscan beaches and Cinque Terre.