Autumn in Mugello: between nature, art, sports and local products

autumn in Mugello

Autumn, mostly in Mugello, is a magical season for Tuscany: nature is painted in a thousand colors, the air becomes warmer and the light takes on golden shades.

An ideal period for a holiday, where nature and history are the protagonists, and where it is possible to practice outdoor sports.

The wonderful nature in Mugello area

Mugello, a fabulous land surrounded by the Tuscany hills, full of sunflower fields, chestnut woods and green pastures for cattle breeding.

It is an area that fully satisfies the expectations of those who love spending their free time in the countryside, trekking and hiking. The beauty of the landscape and the richness of the trails of varying difficulty and duration offer countless possibilities and can only create embarrassment for the choice.

In addition to woods and hiking trails we can admire banks, waterfalls, oases, natural parks and lakes.

For birds lovers, the wwf oasis of Gabbianello is very famous, an area of great interest precisely for the presence of water birds, surrounded by typical landscapes of great charm.

Among the most famous parks we remember: The National Park of the Casentinesi Forests where you can get lost in the unspoiled nature, and the Medici’s Park of Villa Demidoff, built on a project by the famous architect Buontalenti. The park is magnificent with traces of artificial caves and fountains.

Lake Bilancino is the main lake in the Mugello area as well as the largest in Tuscany with an area of 5 square kilometers, it offers the possibility of beautiful days in the sun and water activities as there are numerous beaches equipped or free for swimming, sailing boats or canoes.

The lake, due to its clear waters, is rich in numerous fish species.

Mugello and its Renaissance art

Mugello has its roots in art thanks above all to the presence of the extraordinary works of great personalities, such as: Giotto, Donatello, Beato Angelico and the Medici family.

Art and history can be found among villages and castles scattered throughout the area, without having to share these wonders with too many tourists or get bored with long queues: the Trebbio castle, Villa Demidoff, in Pratolino, or the other Medici’s manors in the area; Giotto’s house in Vicchio; the medieval villages of Scarperia, Marradi or Firenzuola.

Walking along narrow country lanes you will discover ancient Romanesque churches preceded by a row of cypresses, in the historic centers the bell towers of suggestive churches stand out and on the top of mountains there are solitary and austere monasteries.

We remember that the Medici will rule over Florence and Tuscany for well over three centuries and in power they will assume art as the “main instrument of politics and emblem of luck”.

Mugello and Sports

There are also numerous recreational autumn activities to be experienced in this vast land.

From trekking to mountain bike trips to horseback riding.

Sport fishing is abundantly practiced in all its varied techniques.

Incredible is the Mugello circuit, owned by Ferrari, which attracts thousands of tourists a year from all over the world, ready to let you experience the thrill of high speed.

For the more courageous it is also possible to fly in a glider thanks to the volevolistic areoclub, or you can rejoice in the sparkling 18-hole golf course of Scarperia.

Mugello, however, does not end here: mini golf, swimming pools, archery, adventure camps and water sports will allow you to fully enjoy the fascinating territory.

Autumn in Mugello: its typical products

Autumn in Mugellois above all the season for lovers of good food.

After the numerous festivals dedicated to potato tortello, the Mugello Brown and the Truffle are now the masters: the Mugello brown, which also obtained the PGI (Protected Geographical Indication), is harvested between October and November and is used to produce the famous chestnut flour; the precious white truffle of Mugello instead is harvested from September to December.

They really are the protagonists of the culinary events of this period.

To find out about the events organized for this autumn in Mugello, the clients of Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resortcan ask our staff who will gladly provide you with any information.

If you want to experience all the magical emotions of autumn in Mugello, we are waiting for you at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort!

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