There is an excellent restaurant in the small village of Fabbriche di Vallico, about 30 minutes from Bagni di Lucca. The food is good, local fare served by cheerful people…what more could you want?
The village is beside a small, but fast flowing river. We parked in the central car park and wandered through the village
The restaurant takes its name from the still operating flour mill, which is beside the restaurant building.
The mill dates from 1726. It still uses flowing water from the torrent to drive the machinery to make flour from chick peas, chestnuts, farro and wheat. The water flows under the mill.
We were given a tour of the mill before making our purchases. Grains are ground in different rooms.
On the ground floor is the shop where you can buy the flour.
After selecting our flour we walked next door to the restaurant. It was a cool day so we sat inside. There is an open area which would be lovely in summer.
The food is typical of the area. We enjoyed our delicious lunch and mill tour.
Fabricche di Vallico is a pretty drive from Bagni di Lucca, well worth a visit.
One of our favourites
It was our first time. We will return.
That looks lovely, outside as well as in, and what an interesting range of flours – what did you buy?
I bought stone ground chick pea and wheat flour and some local honey.
What an enticing place! The food looks very good
It is lovely and the food was delicious.
Wow, what a beautiful place! A lovely way to spend a few hours. Thanks for sharing.
It was our first time there even though it is not far away. We will be back.
Amazing photos and amazingly preserved village. Food looks soooo good! Thanks!
It is a sweet little village and the restaurant is great.
Thank you, always looking forward to seeing your posts. BB
There is a lot to do in the area.
It looks so lovely on the side of the hill. With the river flowing so fast I guess you have had some rain?
There has been a bit of rain, but not enough. The torrent is quite narrow and water gushes down from above.
It has been a strange spring…again. It is still quite cold with cloudy and windy days and bits of drizzle.