B&B, Hotels and Farm Holidays in Scarperia
Scarperia in Mugello near Florence
The Florentine Republic started the construction of Scarperia at the start of the 14th century after the defeat of the Ubaldini family, historically the ruling dynasty in the Mugello valley. The village was erected on a place known as "la scarperia" or the feet of the Apennine mountain range.
In 1400, Scarperia became the Vicarage seat. Thanks to its strategic position along the Giogo road that connect Florence to the Emilia region and to nothern Italy, Scarperia's commercial activities developed quickly. From the second half of the 18th century, as new roadways were developed through the mountains, the city was tied off from larger commercial developments.
Accommodation in Scarperia
Scarperia is in the center of the Mugello, in a very convenient location from which to visit all of the most interesting and characteristic places in the valley. There are numerous accommodations in Scarperia, from farmhouses to hotels, bed and breakfasts, and holiday homes and apartments and Tuscany villas.
- Oratory of Madonna di Piazza
- Propositura dei SS. Jacopo e Filippo
- Parish Church of Sant'Agata
- Parish Church of S. Maria a Fagna
- Creafts and farming in Sant'Agata by Leprino
- Sant'Agata center of archeological documentation
- Collection of sacred works of art
- Museum of cutting tools
You can follow the Medici's footsteps through Scarperia by visiting:
- Palazzo dei Vicari or Vicar's Palace
Mugello Race Circuit
The International Mugello Race Circuit is located in Scarperia. Here is where races for the Italian Grand Prix - Formula1, MotoGP and Superbike - take place!
The weekly market in Scarperia takes place every Friday morning.