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The Watermill at Posara...
A unique setting for inspirational courses and relaxing holidays in Tuscany, Italy
Select a creative holiday that interests you, below.


Our 2018 creative courses

We are proud to present our 2018 Holiday Programmes for Painting, Italian Language, Knitting, Creative Writing and our Yoga Retreats. Please visit your relevant holiday for more details.


Secluded millstream gardens, sun-drenched terraces, millstone tables under the vines for meals al fresco... just some of the charms of The Watermill at Posara in Tuscany, Italy.

The Watermill is in the comune (administrative district) of Fivizzano which, as well as a hundred ancient castles in its boundaries, contains not one, but two environmentally protected areas: the National Park of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, the backbone of Italy, and the Regional Park of the Apuan Alps, home of the marble mountains of Carrara. Because of this protected status the air and the water are pure and unpolluted and the area abounds in wildlife.

We specialise in relaxing, inspiring, fun-filled painting holidays, creative writing workshops, knitting holidays, Italian language courses and yoga retreats.

The mill has been beautifully restored and furnished. All the bright, well decorated bedrooms, with en suite bathrooms, enjoy lovely views over the river, the gardens or the mountains.

Your hosts at the watermill, Italy

For more information, please select from the activities above.
We would love you to join us.

Your hosts at the watermill in Tuscany

Lois and Bill Breckon


2017 - Courses still available

We still have a few Painting holidays available in 2017, if you are interested in joining us this year, please visit the following programme page for more information:


Bring your partner or friend!

Why not bring your non-participating partner or friend as well? There’s a generous £GBP 250 discount for him/her if they share a room with you — and there’s plenty for them to do. Have a look at our suggestions by visiting our Activities for Non-participating Partners page.