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The Mugello Hen

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Rich in breathtaking landscapes and animals, Mugello is an extraordinary area where nature reigns. In the territory of Mugello a special species of hen, called the mugello hen— “Mugellese” or “Mugginese” in Italian— is bred. Many iconographic representations widespread until the mid 1900s testify to the historical presence of the “Mugellese” hen in the Tuscan countryside.

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The ‘Fiera Calda’ of Vicchio

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Just like it’s been every year in the past, the Fiera Calda will be held from the 31st of August to the 4th of September, one of the oldest popular traditions of Vicchio. As always, the Fiera Calda begins on the last Wednesday of August and finishes on the Sunday that comes thereafter.

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What to Do in the Summer in Tuscany

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If you find yourself vacationing in Tuscany this summer, you won’t even have the possibility of getting bored thanks to a summer calendar rich in events and demonstrations. From music to theater and from one festival to another of every type, here’s what to do in Tuscany this summer.

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The Feast of the Patron of Borgo San Lorenzo

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Summer 2016 in Borgo San Lorenzo is bursting with fun events celebrating the local culture. Big celebrations are planned for the Feast of San Lorenzo, the patron saint of Borgo San Lorenzo, with an exciting palio planned to be held on the 6th, 7th, and 10th of August.

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The Mugello Hen

Rich in breathtaking landscapes and animals, Mugello is an extraordinary area where nature reigns. In the territory of Mugello a special species of hen, called the mugello hen— “Mugellese” or “Mugginese” in Italian— is bred. Many iconographic representations widespread until the mid 1900s testify to the historical presence of the “Mugellese” hen in the Tuscan […]

The ‘Fiera Calda’ of Vicchio

Just like it’s been every year in the past, the Fiera Calda will be held from the 31st of August to the 4th of September, one of the oldest popular traditions of Vicchio. As always, the Fiera Calda begins on the last Wednesday of August and finishes on the Sunday that comes thereafter.

What to Do in the Summer in Tuscany

If you find yourself vacationing in Tuscany this summer, you won’t even have the possibility of getting bored thanks to a summer calendar rich in events and demonstrations. From music to theater and from one festival to another of every type, here’s what to do in Tuscany this summer.

The Feast of the Patron of Borgo San Lorenzo

Summer 2016 in Borgo San Lorenzo is bursting with fun events celebrating the local culture. Big celebrations are planned for the Feast of San Lorenzo, the patron saint of Borgo San Lorenzo, with an exciting palio planned to be held on the 6th, 7th, and 10th of August.

The Watermills of Mugello

The watermill signals a true and proper revolution of agricultural techniques used in the country related to the use of water as a source of energy. This technology gradually allowed the replacement of animals and it also allowed for a higher amount of energy available and a greater quantity of products. In the territories of […]

Mugello Fit for Kids

Mugello is a marvelous land no more than a few kilometers from Florence, and it is an ideal place for a child-friendly vacation where you can combine the children’s enjoyment and playing around with a love for nature. Mugello offers the possibility of immersing yourself in nature and visiting local farms, eating genuine food and […]

Experience Our ‘iCook’ Course: Simply Fresh, Raw Ingredients & Olive Oil

Some Villa Campestri guests recently enjoyed one of our iCook courses, Simply Olive Oil, led by Chef Cristian Borchi, during which only fresh, raw ingredients are used to create  light and delicious recipes, each paired with one of our olive oils specifically chosen for its sensory profile. For more information, visit the Cooking Classes section of our Experiences […]

Summer Festivals in Tuscany

Some wonderful events and festivals take place every summer in Tuscany. Here’s a selection to consider, all reachable from our estate by car or public transport.