Are you looking for a holiday to relax in a most beautiful natural setting? Perhaps in the lovely hills above Florence, in an environment filled with Italian culture? Do you dream of a hotel rich in comfort and immersed in history that also offers a great traditional kitchen? You can find all this at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort, located at Vicchio di Mugello, a town immersed in the Tuscan countryside not far from Florence. Reserve your vacation moment at Villa Campstri and discover for yourself our beautiful sylvan and cultural atmosphere.Vicchio di Mugello is a small place, with a population of little more than 8,000, not very impressive for a city dweller. But if you think that two of Italy’s most important Renaissance artists – the great Giotto and Beato Angelico – were born here in Vicchio (two its main streets are named after them), it takes on a more important aspect. It is even said that Cimabue discovered Giotto’s greatness here … as the young shepherd boy sketched the sheep he was guarding.
The museum of sacred art here is named after Beato Angelico, and on a walk not far from the center, in the suburb of Vespignana, along a country road, you’ll come upon Casa Giotto, the birthplace of the artist that has also become an appropriate museum dedicated to his life. Not far away is the bridge Ragnaia, where Cimabue allegedly spotted Giotto drawing his sheep on a rock and took him from there to his workshop.
In addition to these nearby attractions, Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort offers you more: walks through the park of the Villa, massages with our renowned olive oil, and unforgettable meals with our chef Jerry in the most pleasant Olivaia Restaurant, where you can relish with your eyes, your taste and your heart the special menu with olive oil specialties (discover more on our Facebook page!). All the delights of Villa Campestri can combine with walks through the old town of Vicchio where even today you can smell the fragrance of art and culture.
Vicchio’s internet site can introduce you to the history of this Tuscan village and its famous inhabitants and features photos of the surroundings where you might want to visit and learn more. If you’re here during the last days of summer, you can visit the Fair of the Four Hot A’s: Artigianato (Crafts), Art, Antiques and Agriculture.
It’s a quick jump from Villa Campestri to the center of Vicchio. Back at Villa Campestri you can enjoy the relaxation of our lovely shaded swimming pool in the calm and simplicity of sylvan bliss that surrounds you.
We’ve already told you about the beauties of the Mugello and also of the greatness of the small crafts places that sprout in the area … don’t miss the opportunity to come and see for yourselves.
Scientific studies have shown that cycling brings multiple kinds of benefits to people’s health from physical to mental improvements. Cycling in a stimulating environment, full of culture and breathtaking landscapes, makes this experience even more satisfying. This is why cycling in Mugello is truly an experience not to be missed!
Wisteria is such a fascinating plant that it is also popular on social networks, in April and May, excellence months excellence for flowering there are so many photos of wisteria that the hashtag: #wisteriamania becomes trendy on Instagram. In Tuscany there are wonderful flowering wisteria that look like timeless postcards!
Ice cream, especially when summer arrives, is a favorite snack for children and adults. Going out to eat an ice cream can tempt even the most suffering in the heat. In Florence it is said that ice cream was born here, will it be true? Let’s find out together!
All Europe is dotted with ancient streets that can still be walked on and which lately are attracting more and more tourists. Suffice it to say that over the years the Camino de Santiago de Compostela has become so well known that various films have even been made there. In Italy there is a less […]
Spring is par excellence a mid-season where rainy days and sunny days alternate, perfect for catching a cold and never knowing how to dress to be elegant but practical. There is a cloth produced in Tuscany, to be precise in Casentino, which solves every problem: the Casetino cloth!
Before Easter in Tuscans bakeries and pastry shops there are cookies in the shape of a cocoa-colored letter. If you are in this period in Mugello or in another area of Tuscany it is difficult not to be intrigued and attracted by these famous Tuscan biscuits: Quaresimali!
In Florence we care a lot about our traditions, especially the most ancient and particular ones. What if we told you that for Easter we fly a dove with 4 rockets on a 150 meter long rope that starts right from the altar of our most important church and sets off a cart? Read our […]
Any curious visitor finds himself tasting the food of the place he visits. It must be admitted that in Tuscany every tourist will certainly be lucky because among fine wines, excellent cheeses, precious extra virgin olive oil every palate is satisfied. The dish that everyone agrees on and that you can’t forget to taste if […]