Stefano_Aramini_Home01
panoscarp03
DSCN0986
FORTEZZA S.MARTINO_LEOPOLDO_CECCHI_ITINERARI_04
nebbia08
SCARPERIA E CAMPO DA GOLF_LEOPOLDO_CECCHI_ITINERARI_01
gianfranco_guazzi_natura03
DSCN0962
falter22
Paolo_Marracchi_natura01A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
FORTEZZA S.MARTINO_LEOPOLDO_CECCHI_ITINERARI_04
panoscarp03
DSCN0986
gianfranco_guazzi_natura03
DSCN0962
nebbia08
falter22
Paolo_Marracchi_natura01A
Stefano_Aramini_Home01
SCARPERIA E CAMPO DA GOLF_LEOPOLDO_CECCHI_ITINERARI_01
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

THE HISTORY

Vacanze Toscana: The villa of Cafaggiolo Mugello was once an area dominated by important Etruscan developments later becomes, in Roman times, the site of numerous colonies and hamlets. Later the Guidi and Ubaldini families, the medieval Lords of the territory, come into conflict with the city of Florence, which was expanding and searching for “new lands”. The Mugello basin was an extremely important strategic and economic asset for Florence and a source of pride for the Medici, whose origins lay here, and the Lorena families. Numerous important structures and fortresses, castles, villas, and palaces still bear witness to this important period of growth in Mugello. Artists such as Giotto and Beato Angelico were born here; important architects worked on the construction of the hamlets in the “walled lands”; and moreover, the Mugello landscape has provided inspiration for numerous Florentine paintings.

 

 

THE LAND

Vacanze Toscana: Landscape with cypresses nearby Borgo San LorenzoThe territory of the Unione Montana unites two geographic areas: the Mugello valley, situated in the upper middle part of the hydrographical basin of the Sieve River, where we find the towns of San Piero a Sieve, Barberino di Mugello, Scarperia, Borgo San Lorenzo, Vicchio, Dicomano and San Godenzo; on the north side, among the towering peaks of Mugello, in the upper part of the Santerno, Senio and Lamone basins, you find Upper Mugello with such centres as Firenzuola, Palazzuolo sul Senio and Marradi.

 

 

 

THE GASTRONOMY

Vacanze Toscana: PastaThe dishes that have been passed down in Mugello from the gastronomic tradition of the past are all important, typical recipes with “natural” flavours, made with traditional wholesome ingredients: “tortelli di patate” (small pockets of pasta stuffed with potatoes), steaks, “coniglio ripieno” (stuffed rabbit), boiled duck, “fagioli all’olio” (beans with extra virgin olive oil dressing), fried vegetables and the “budino” (pudding) made with the delicious “Marrone del Mugello”, the I.G.P. denominated Mugello chestnut.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Subscribe our newsletter to stay in touch with Mugello latest news and events

Please enable the javascript to submit this form

Mugello in a nutshell

Discover Mugello in your next holiday in Tuscany, suggestions for spending 1, 3 or 5 days in Mugello

 

       

Mugello guide books


You can download the guide books. Discover Mugello in your next holiday in Tuscany!

Guide request

Our social profiles