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DANTE’S ITINERARIES in Mugello

DAY 1

From the Romanesque Abbey of SAN GODENZO, where Dante allied himself with the Ubaldini against Florence on June the 8th, 1302, we will arrive in VESPIGNANO where the Casa di Giotto Museum is. The famous artist was Dante’s friend.In the afternoon in BORGO SAN LORENZO we will visit the parish church (941) with Giotto's table and then Pulicciano, where a plaque commemorates Dante and the fierce battle between the Guelphs and Ghibellines on March the 12th, 1303. At the Madonna dei Tre Fiumi we will see the ancient water mill still in use since 845. Alternatively, the visit can include SCARPERIA, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, founded by Florence in 1306 after defeating the Ubaldini, famous for the ancient tradition of the Ferri Taglienti, and SANT'AGATA, with the Romanesque parish church and the Museum. Archaeological with finds from the Castle of Montaccianico, where Dante was probably in the first years of his exile.

DAY 2

A day in the Upper Mugello, in the ancient Ubaldini and Maghinardo domains, "demon" of the Pagans, Lord of the North with whom Dante fought in Campaldino in 1289.
In MARRADI, a country still guarded by the Maghinardo’s Fortress, we will talk about the many legends and battles related to these mountains and we will visit the Chestnut Documentation Center, the historic center and the shops of typical products. After visiting the parish church of San Lorenzo, with the masterpieces of the Master of Marradi, we will reach PALAZZUOLO SUL SENIO, one of the most beautiful hamlets in Italy, the last fiefdom to be conquered by Florence in 1373. Between history and legend, we will talk about Maghinardo, remembered by the plaque in the central square, we will relive the deeds and the eternal condemnation to Hell, surrounded by buildings rich in history. Possibility to end the day with an aperitif.

The Guide will lead on request the itineraries in historical dress of the Dante period
• Tour for Individuals and Groups of up to 15 pax during the Covid-19 emergency
• NCC, TAXI or private means of transport are recommended, and follow the Guide. The center of Vicchio, Borgo San Lorenzo and Marradi can be reached by train and bus; Scarperia, S. Agata, S. Godenzo and Palazzuolo can be reached by bus or private means
• Hourly rate: € 50.00

The fee does not include: entrance tickets to the Museums, transport costs, extras

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