Il Mulinetto is a welcoming and joyous house that lifts the spirits the instant it is entered. Hidden behind a giant spruce, next to a mill stream with seasonal waterfall, the house is entirely private and tranquil. There are no other houses in sight. The old mill served the local inhabitants for generations. It has been converted into a dwelling with great care and affection in 2005 by master craftsmen using traditional materials. It has a fully equipped modern kitchen with a lava grill, dishwasher, five burner hob with oven, etc., two air conditioned, double bedrooms, one with king-sized, one with double beds, both with large, tiled en suite bathrooms, comfortable sleeping and luxurious bathing assured. There is a separate laundry with a washing machine and a dryer. The large sitting room has a stone monastery fireplace, flat screen satellite TV, and an extra sleeping area of 2 single divans with a basement shower room and WC. Fresh herbs grow in the garden area.
Natural Surroundings and Local Activities: Chestnuts can be gathered in abundance in the autumn (late October/early November) and wild porcini mushrooms can be found a few days after rain from June to October but you need to know where to look. Wild flowers grow along the roadsides. There are local festas (sagras) during the summer and the nearest one offers free food and wine. It takes place at the end of July. At others, a modest sum is charged for the theme dish of each sagra. Not many tourists attend these so that it is a pleasant peek into the Italian way of life.
Services and Restaurants: There is a supermarket about 4 km away, also a chemist and hairdresser. There are a number of restaurants within a few kms and easy reach by car.
Only 15 minutes drive from the beautiful city of Lucca.
Activities: From a nearby village it is possible to take short horse back rides or two-three day rides into the mountains. Bicycles can be hired in Lucca where it is possible to cycle round the top of the medieval city walls and through the narrow streets of the city. There are many interesting places to walk around the vicinity of Il Mulinetto where the beautiful countryside is on the doorstep.