The house consists of two apartments within a wing of the Gave manor house in Sorana, a little village in the heart of Svizzera Pesciatina in Tuscany. Far from the crowd of cities, it's the right place where to escape and find relax. Admire the original wood beam ceilings and wooden fixtures while sitting around the indoor fireplace and spend a sunny afternoon out in the garden and in the swimming pool surrounded by the olive trees terraces.
“We spent a wonderful week at Elisa’s home. As it was written by some other guests, the roads might be a bit tricky with the curvy and narrow bends, but once you’ll arrive you will see that it worth it!!! The apartment is just charming, as well as garden and wonderful view, and has everything we needed. Also Elisa, Matteo and their family were very friendly and helpful! We had a feeling that we surrounded by friends! They give us some great tips and recommendations on places worth to visit. Our dog Kon-Tiki was very happy to play with Zelda (Elisa’s family dog). And last, but not least, all the main places we wanted to reach from this location was just great. We managed to visit Pisa, Florence, Lucca, La Spezia - Cinque Terre and also different beaches. To sum up: MUST VISIT! P.S. On our last days Elisa and Matteo were finishing the pool construction next to the house. Also try to visit flower market! (Be ready to get up really early) It is the second biggest flower market in the world! Viktor & Anastasia”
The first traces told about this old mill dating from the late 1500 and early 1600. Owned by the family Giaccai since 1920, the last handler was Scannerini Marino said "Rossino." The mill, located in the heart of Switzerland Pesciatina, is the only property to have intact the original tunnel made with the original Vellano’s stone, that connects the mill to the left side of the river Pescia. Upon exiting the tunnel, there is a private beach with exclusive access to a natural swimming pool bordered by small waterfalls. On the north side was brought to light by the current owners Letizia and Tiberio, the old stone called "gora" which made the water flow to the millpond to operate the millstones, then placed inside the mill, one of which is still visible as part of the outside sink. The building active until the early '50s, at the end of 2002 has been restored with great skill and intended for residential purposes in civil. It is composed of two apartments and a mansard, independent of each other. Each of the units is equipped with fireplace, built-in kitchen, terracotta-tiled floor and and ceilings with exposed beams. The bathrooms are completely renovated with modern standards, are endowed of showers and the mansard is endowed of jacuzzi . The green of the forest and the water flow of the river, make this place an oasis of relaxation in contact with the nature: a beautiful vien on Valleriana and a window into the past, to the discovery of an ancient world full of scents and flavors of the past. The furniture has been personally overseen by Tiberio Bartolini one of the owners, interior designers, also known at the international level, which this mill has wanted to do an emotion to share with any guests to discover a way of life.
Questo vecchio casale è costituito da quattro camere con bagno e un ampio soggiorno con cucina perfettamente attrezzata. Del complesso fa inoltre parte anche un appartamentino di 2+2 posti letto completamente indipendente.
“Francesca's house is in the middle of the green hills. The climb to get there is a little steep but it is really worth doing to get to a timeless farmhouse (don't worry, however, for lovers of the current millennium there are wi-fi and TV and even a fantastic PlayStation 2). For New Year we have rented it all and we found ourselves very well. Apart from some minor annoyances due to the less hot and strong shower jet than we are used to, everything was perfect. Francesca is super helpful for any request and also very friendly, to have a chat together. The tranquility of the place is priceless. Go and relax, really.”