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This listing is for our Grain Floor (Suite) mentioned in our description below! Find our Apartment listing 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...
-The Mill Keepers-
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
Gekauft in 2014
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...
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.
We spent one week in ‘mulino di valle’ and experienced a wonderful time there within the lovely nature of the Apennines Mountains. The premises itself is a precious piece of paradise – offering manyfold possibilities to give your soul a rest, e.g. when chilling in a hammock while the sound of the little water stream from the local spring fills the air. Apart from that it was the ideal base for our day trips and a warm, welcoming home to come back to in the evening – with the most gracious hosts: Jessica and Jan.
The mill itself is an amazing place - beautifully restored but still inhabited by the spirit of old ages and history. And Jessica’s organic breakfast is an every-morning joy - the best reason to get out of bed and start the day.
Finally, we were introduced in Jessica’s art of cooking and learned how to make real Italian pasta - an experience and an ability which we took home with us. So, nowadays we can prepare pasta on our own and revive holiday memories every time we enyoy our homemade ‘Tortellini’.
The mill is a dream! It's heartwarming to know that a place of such perfect beauty and care still exists in the world. My family of 6 rented the entire property, and we never tired of exploring the mill, the old equipment and outbuildings, the grounds, the walking trails in the forest, and the peaceful hill and garden on the property. We even made pizzas with Jessica and Yan in the ancient mill oven that used to serve the town. Breakfast every day was an incredible, elegant spread that included quail eggs, jams and yogurts and breads that Jessica makes herself, meats, etc. My children enjoyed spending time with Big Boy, the most beautiful dog ever, as well as with the dove, rabbit, and goats that live at the mill. Yan and Jessica gave us great advice on activities and scenic drives in the area, and they treated us like old friends, even inviting us to go to a festival with their family the first day we arrived. We loved everything about the mill and are grateful to have had such a magical experience.
Toute une découverte!
Accueil : 5/5
Internet : 4/5
Chambre : 5/5
Panorama : 5/5
Les + : Nous avons été charmés par l'endroit. Yan, qui vous fera découvrir les lieux chargés d'histoire avec une visite guidée (français, anglais, italien ou espagnol). Le moulin est rustique, plein de cachet et accueillant. L'endroit est calme et la chambre grande. Le déjeuner, tout un festin et plein de fraicheur. Vente de vin, vinaigre et produits locaux sur place.
Les - : Je n'ai pas vu de télé (est-ce vraiment négatif?)
Même si l'endroit parait éloigné, il y a 2 restos à pied, et c'est à peine une 15aine de minutes au sud de Modène. Le déjeuner du lendemain était «international» et copieux : des œufs, du pain, des viandes froides, une tomate, des céréales, des confitures, du fromage, du lait de brebis, des fruits. Tout ça, frais de leur gite ou de leur village.
La section du haut comporte 2 chambres, une salle de bain, et une salle de lecture et de jeux. Bref, un séjour coup de cœur, dommage de n'y avoir passé qu'une seule nuit. Un conseil : allez-y durant l'automne ou l'hiver pour profiter de l'endroit!
---- En Español
El + : estábamos encantados por el lugar. Yan, quien le hará descubrir lugares lleno de historia con una visita guiada (Francés, Inglés, Italiano o español). El molino es rústico, lleno de carácter y acogedora. El lugar es tranquilo y la habitación era grande. Almuerzo, una fiesta llena de frescura. Venta de vino, vinagre y productos locales en el lugar.
El - : no he visto TV (esto es realmente negativo?)
Aunque el lugar parezca remoto, hay 2 restaurantes en pie y está a sólo 15 minutos al sur de Módena. Almuerzo al día siguiente fue 'internacional' y abundante: huevos, pan, embutidos, tomate, cereales, mermeladas, queso, leche de oveja, fruta. Todo esto, fresco de su casa o su pueblo.
La parte superior tiene 2 habitaciones, un baño y una sala de lectura y juegos. En definitiva, un aplastamiento, daño de haber pasado sólo una noche de alojamiento. Un Consejo: ir durante el otoño y el invierno para disfrutar del lugar.
We were searching for accommodations close to the Ferrari museum in Maranello, and it was pure luck that we found Il Mulino di Valle. I kept thinking the description must too good to be true, until we actually reached our destination. Beautiful old mill, lovingly restored and maintained, idyllic surroundings, welcoming owners – everything surpassed our expectations. On our first full day we did visit Modena, the Ferrari museums and, thanks to Jessica’s advice, the Umberto Panini car collection (open to the public in August, see http://www.paninimotormuseum.it/index.php; we highly recommend it!). We changed our plans for the second day though, and instead of going to Bologna we decided to explore the area around the B&B. Yan was very kind to draw us a map for reaching Monfestino castle and gave us directions to the Cascate del Bucamante (Bucamante Waterfalls). A beautiful hike (6 hours at a leisurely pace), and a perfect day away from cities.
Yan suggested some lovely local restaurants for dinner. La Balugola is within walking distance, we were seated on the terrace and had a wonderful view of the surrounding countryside while enjoying an excellent meal. La Fontanina is a short drive away, it has a nice old-fashioned ambiance and good food.
Thank you Jessica, Yan and Bigboy for making our stay at Il Mulino di Valle so enjoyable. We wish we could have spent longer than three nights there!
Such a fabulous place! Excellent value, so charming, beautifully renovated and maintained. Our hosts Yan and Jessica were so friendly and a wealth of information about the history of the mill and the surrounding area. We had a fabulous dinner at the local restaurant in the ancient village of Valle, a 3 minute walk up the lane. How perfect. This is the ideal country getaway, great for hiking, cycling or just drive about. We plan to return soon!
We loved our stay at the Mill! Jess cooked us an amazing dinner and was such a gracious host. The grounds and B&B are full of character and charm; it was one of our favorite places we stayed in Italy and we can't wait to come back some day.
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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.