Located in the wine country just east of Florence, In addition to it history and easy access to Florence, the Ancient Mill offers some of Tuscany's finest scenery and idyllic spots for weddings - for ceremony, recpetions, and accommodations. Their aim is to create lasting memories that will be as special as your day itself. Make the most romantic day of your life a magical and a memorable occasion. There are various locations on the estate that you can reach by foot, by car, in a typical farmers “ape” scooter or a carriage driven by one of our horses. Make your day original by choosing a unique transportation, even with a tractor!
The estate is situated on the top of the hill of Montefiesole, at 450 meters above sea level, just 18 km from Florence, is a typical family business, surrounded by the enchanting succession of rolling hills covered in olive groves and vineyards, located between the towns of Sieci and Pontassieve. Between the farm of Chianti Rufina area, this estate has been the first to join the programs of organic production;sprung from the philosophy that the company has always pursued: to harmonize its activities with the balance set by nature.
Few people know of the existence of windmills in our area, but at least four have been registered, including one in the area of the Farm. The Windmill, dating back to the first half of the nineteenth century, was completely cliff-top, before the Fattoria Lavacchio and the Municipality of Pontassieve promoted the functional recovery and restoration of the masonry, the rotating cusp and all the grinding machinery. The restoration work began in June 2000 and ended in the autumn of 2001.
The complete and meticulous recovery of the windmill, as well as of all the internal gears, was based on the analysis of the elements still present, even if very damaged and on the study of mills with "tower" type, such as that of Monterifrassine, still functioning in Italy and Europe.