Mugello is a green valley located to the north and northeast of Florence and promises a landscape and culture which is noteworthy for its diversity and for its natural beauty. To venture into Mugello is to explore a part of Tuscany that has remained true to its origins and largely uncontaminated by mass tourism. The area is characterized by its small hamlets nestled in a lush and green setting, small charming towns such as Scaperia and Dicomano , and by its contribution to our magnificent history of art, being the birthplace of great artists such as Giotto, Beato Angelico or Andrea del Castagno from San Godenzo.
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Mugello is bordered on the west with the tall peaks of Monte Senario and Monte Calvano and to the south with Monte Giove with many green valleys with sunflowers and pastures in between. The skyline to the north is distinguished by the Tuscan-Emilia Romagna Apennines. This makes Mugello an ideal location for those who are looking to spend time outdoors, whether it is to go trekking to visit Etruscan finds, mountain biking down the hills or mountains, horseback riding or simply enjoying the gardens of a Medicean villa for a picnic. For those that love the sound of speed and the roar of the racing engines, Mugello is the home to the Mugello Circuit that hosts the Moto GP every year as well as Barberino outlet shopping nearby.
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The small, charming towns offer a special selection of things to see and a picturesque panorama of a Tuscany whose landscape has remained largely unchanged over the years. The warm and generous nature of the area shows up in the delicious dishes on offer, from homemade pasta like the tortello (a large type of ravioli stuffed with potatoes), roasted game, fresh cheeses and many recipes made with chestnuts, one of the main products from the area and celebrated throughout October at the Marradi Sagra della Castagna. You will also find that Mugello is just as warm and generous in it agritourism farmhouse experience, offering distinct historic villa rentals and B&B accommodations.
Located close to Florence and major highways, staying in Mugello also offers the chance to enjoy day trips throughout Tuscany which are easy to plan. Browse the articles below to help you find a way to add Mugello to your itinerary when you visit Tuscany and Florence.