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Mugello is a beautiful area of Tuscany characterised by vast valleys and the fertility of the land, true star when it comes to top-quality crops and livestock. The charming villages and history surrounding them make Mugello a territory to dicover.

 

FROM THE ETRUSCANS TO THE RENAISSANCE

Land that takes its name from Magelli, first people to occupy the area, the Mugello owes its development to the next settlement of Etruscans who took care of the first road links then completed by the Romans. Center hub for trade, given its proximity to the markets of Emilia and Lombardybecame the goal of the Florentine Republic who invested large sums to redevelop the area.

 

THE GREEN VALLEYS AND THE HINTERLAND RICH IN ART

Mugello is a Tuscan Valley situated to the North-East a few kilometres from Florence. Featuring striking green expanses, is crossed by the river Sieve and is bordered to the North by the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. Birthplace of famous Renaissance painters Fra Angelico and Giotto, this territory is associated inevitably Tuscan art and culture that have been carrying the family de ' Medici through the construction of extraordinary buildings full of history.

Some of these:

  • La Fortezza Medicea di San Martino dating from the XVI century and commissioned by Cosimo I de ' Medici.
  • La Villa Medicea di Cafaggiolo built by Lorenzo il Magnifico and surrounded by a large wooded area.

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Typical products

The typical product of the area is the potato of Mugello, still cultivated by hand, and fundamental characteristic of the filling of the famous Mugello tortelli made with egg noodles and embellished with wild boar sauce seasoning. The luxuriance of the pastures that are in its valleys allow cows to produce milk of the highest quality appreciated throughout Tuscany, which produced the tasty raviggiolo.

 

Municipalities

The municipalities that are part of the Mugello are: Barberino di Mugello, Borgo San Lorenzo, Firenzuola, Marradi, Palazzuolo sul Senio, San Piero e Scarperia, Vaglia and Vicchio.

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Typicality and traditions

Barberino di Mugello

Borgo San Lorenzo

Dicomano

Firenzuola

Marradi

Palazzuolo sul Senio

San Godenzo

Scarperia e San Piero a Sieve

Vaglia

Vicchio

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From the Territory

20/06/2018

Vicchio Etnica

From 20 to 24 June 2018, music and entertainment in the square Giotto

01/06/2018

MotoGP Mugello

Grand Prix in Scarperia and San Piero a Sieve on Sunday 3 June