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Stone mill house on a bridge. Sleep to the sound of the bubbling brook.
For over 300 years, Il Mulino di Torrigiani was the olive mill (Frantoio) and grain mill (Mulino) for the Villa Torrigiani, the famous villa of a well-known noble family in nearby Camigliano. Set in a private valley in the hills of Lucca, Il Mulino is surrounded by woods with a trail to a waterfall.

The mill is built on its own bridge. Be lulled to sleep by the serene sound of a bubbling brook as it flows beneath the house from the hills above. The Mulino main house features a living room with a comfortable sofa and upholstered chairs, Plasma TV with satellite channels, DVD player and movies, fireplace, dining room and kitchen.Capable of sleeping up to five guests, with two large bedrooms furnished with antiques and comfortable beds and a day-bed in the living room for an extra guest. Two large bathrooms are adjacent to the bedrooms each offering a tiled shower, sink, toilet and bidet.

The interiors have terra cotta floors and chestnut beamed ceilings.

2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Garden
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Living room with fireplace-Stone mill house on a bridge. Sleep to the sound of the bubbling brook.
Living room with fireplace
 
Romantic antique double bedroom-Stone mill house on a bridge. Sleep to the sound of the bubbling brook.
Romantic antique double bedroom
 
Beds can be joined to make king-size double.-Stone mill house on a bridge. Sleep to the sound of the bubbling brook.
Beds can be joined to make king-size double.
 
     
Dining room with skylight-Stone mill house on a bridge. Sleep to the sound of the bubbling brook.
Dining room with skylight
 
Brook and backyard pergola-Stone mill house on a bridge. Sleep to the sound of the bubbling brook.
Brook and backyard pergola
 
Panoramic view to San Gennaro, a 3km walk -Stone mill house on a bridge. Sleep to the sound of the bubbling brook.
Panoramic view to San Gennaro, a 3km walk
 
     
 
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Relax near the bubbling brook. Lounge chairs and tables are perfect for getting together to talk about the days’ events or for doing nothing at all.From the bridge patio, watch the sun set over the hillside as you sample your newly purchased wines from nearby vineyards. You may even decide to dine “al fresco!”.

There is a back area garden with a pergola and table and chairs, where one can relax to sound of the stream or walk to the waterfall up the trail behind the house that is fun to climb over to stand under and take a natural shower. In summer, it is 3-5 C. degrees cooler than the average temperature. The view in the front of the house is the brook and the church of Tofori which sits prominently on the hill in front of us. A short walk to the top of our driveway opens to a view of the olive groves, and vineyards.rnIf you haven't visited the Lucca area, you will find it to be a pleasant surprise. There is biking and walking on the road at the top of the Renaissance wall that surrounds the city. rnrnThere are classical music and Puccini concerts in the church of San Giovanni Battista (around the corner from the Cathedral of San Martino), every evening, featuring works of Mozart, Puccini, and other Italian composers (All of this, because it is the birthplace of opera composer, Giacomo Puccini). rnJuly brings the Lucca music festival.rnWe are located in a lovely scenic hills about 12 kilometers from the most picturesque city of Lucca, with easy access to a village grocery store, post office, restaurants and cafes. It is most centrally located for convenient day trips to Lucca (15 minutes), Pisa and the sea-side beaches of Viareggio (40 minutes), Montecatini, the famous spa town, (20 minutes). We are about 45 minutes by car to Florence, it is a pleasant hour by train to Florence from the nearby train station in Pescia. 1 hour - 20 min. to Siena and 1 hour-20 min. scenic drive to the Cinque Terre. There are several small lovely restaurants among the ne
 
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Property Type: Farmhouse
Nearest Airport: Pisa or Florence - 45 mins
Nearest Bar/Pub: Town of San Gennaro - 3 kms
Nearest Restaurant: San Gennaro or Segromigno Monte - 3 miles
Location Type: Rural/Village
Bedrooms: 1 Double Bedrooms, 1 Twin Bedrooms
1 antique double bedroom, see San Matteo room and the Nonna room with twin beds that can be made up into a king-size double bed. There is a day-bed (twin-bed size) in the living area
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 2 Shower Rooms, 2 Separate WCs
2 large full bathrooms with tiled shower rooms and modern plumbing.
Kitchen: Cooker, Hob, Fridge, Freezer, Washing M/C
General: Real Fire, Central Heating, House Linen, Maid Service, Towels Provided
Dining: Seating for 8.
 
Entertainment: Satellite TV, DVD, CD System, Board Games
Outside: Garden, BBQ, Parking, Garden Furniture
A hotel swimming pool, open to the public, is available for a 7.Euro fee.
Suitability: Children Welcome, Smokers Allowed
 
 
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  Lucca is the birthplace of opera composer Giacomo Puccini and every evening there are classical music and Puccini concerts in the church of San Giovanni Battista, near the Cathedral.

July brings the Lucca music festival with the famous stars such as Sheryl Crow, Alisha Keyes, Nora Jones, Elton John, to name a few, and of course, more Puccini opera.rnrnThere is biking and walking on the road at the top of the Renaissance wall that surrounds the city. Hiking and biking on our hilly yet most panoramic country roads.
 
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www.tofori.com
 
Visit this website for more details about the Mulino and our services.
 
 
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  Availability of Mulino di Torrigiani
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  Owner joined site on:06 December 2008
Property listed since:08 December 2008
 
Availabity   January to December each year.
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