Surrounded by chestnut groves, the tranquil Mulino Marghen agriturismo is a traditional country mill-house, recently tastefully restored to an exceptional standard. It is situated by the historic hamlet of Noce, Zeri; hidden deep in the hills of Lunigiana, in Northern Tuscany. Set in it's own grounds beside the River Gordana, it offers guests a wonderfully peaceful antidote to the stresses of modern life, and with a level of comfort unmatched in the area. With views of the gardens and the crystal-clear river, our five guest rooms come with period stone walls and characteristic wood-beamed ceilings. Each room is truly unique, and includes a modern en-suite bathroom, free internet access, and tea and coffee making facilities. All are offered at very competitive prices.
Dining at Mulino Marghen is always a feast of home-made, authentic, traditional dishes made from locally sourced meat and fish, with vegetables grown on site, in our organic orto, and dairy products sourced just along the road. Zeri is renowned throughout Italy for the quality of its food, in particular the Zeri lamb it produces. Meals can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the river in summer, or else in the enchanting salon all year round.
Free Wi-Fi is available, and in the evening guests can relax in the salon-lounge, beside a cosy fire. Mulino Marghen agriturismo guest-house is located in the centre of the Zeri region; 15 minutes drive from ZumZeri skiing, and a 45 minute drive through the beautiful Lunigiana countryside to the Cinque Terre National Park, a UN world heritage site. Popular local recreational activities in Zeri include cycling, skiing, mushrooming and trekking in the beautiful Zeri countryside.
Ample free parking is available at Mulino Marghen.
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Mulino Marghen was built about 1700, with three milling machines, graded to produce chestnut, corn and grain flour. The mill also had an ulterior usage, in respect of it's productivity: the upper floor serving as a resdidency for the miller and his family. This left, we may suppose, a permanence and rhythm in the structure and regular production, therefore being a mill that was working more or less all year, with one of the mill machines, and a second when there was sufficient water.
The renovation of the mill has lasted 3 years. The work went on without interruption with great care and patience, not only for the safety of the building, but also for the recovery of the stone, and stay perfectly preserved with many original and carachteristic architectural elements, such as local stone tiles (piagne) and wooden beams. In all, 3 large milling-stones are in good condition and visible to the public.
It is a pleasure for us to meet the numerous visiting descendants of the family of the original mill owners, the Borrini family, who have recounted many stories they recall from childhood about this enchanting and fascinating place.
Mulino Marghen is a small family-run enterprise; the vision of Adriana, and is run day-to-day by both her and her husband Martin, who live on site with their daughters Emma and Letizia in the adjoining converted barn. They bought the mill in 2009 and set about an extensive restoration of the then dilapidated buildings, spending three years returning it to it's former glory.