A stretch of crystal clear water, nestled between the hills of Mugello, surrounded by the beauty of nature, so as to accommodate the oasis of the WWF, but also suitable for recreational activities such as fishing, sailing or simply relaxing by the beach: the Bilancino Lake, 20 km from Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort.Artificially created by the will of the region Tuscany and the municipalities to resolve the problem of water supply in the area between Florence and Prato, Bilancino Lake was inaugurated, together with the dam, in 1999.
Known to all as the Lake of Tuscany, Bilancino Lake has become in recent years a point of attraction for the Mugello not only for the beauty of its landscapes, dotted with historic castles such as the Medici Trebbio or the Romanesque church of San Giovanni in Petriolo, but also for recreational activities you can do here: sailing, thanks to the Mugello Yacht Club, which organizes courses for adults and children, as well as races for the blind, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing. Also in the designated areas you can fish freely.
The lake has two beaches with bathing facilities. Nature lovers can instead take advantage of the Gabbianello Oasis: here you can see birds such as the knight of Italy, the bittern, the garganey, the white stork, and the pink flamingo, thanks to the excursions organized by the WWF environmental guides.
Mugello is an area rich in numerous medieval villages of incredible charm. Come with us to discover San Piero a Sieve!
When autumn arrives, the forest changes color and nature creates spectacular landscapes in which it becomes magical to immerse yourself. It is the Foliage phenomenon that in Tuscany offers truly unique emotions. Experience the Foliage in Tuscany and discover autumn walking in the most beautiful woods.
Bread throughout Italy is a fundamental food, always present on the table at lunch and dinner. But each region has its own specialties, discover with us the characteristics of Tuscan bread and why it is without salt.
The potato tortello is a dish that is part of the Mugello culinary tradition. Originally born as a poor dish, today it is a real gastronomic specialty made in numerous variations by Tuscan chefs. Discover with us the characteristics of the potato tortello of Mugello!
The Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort Blog opens a new space dedicated to the recipes of chef Roberto Zanieri. Every last Thursday of the month we will present one of his delicious recipes, easy to prepare and inspired by the good tradition of Tuscany. Today we begin with “Cabbage mini-pie with cream of beans”.
Mugello is a beautiful Tuscan land where Villa Campestri stands, a land rich in traditions, history and nature. We want to lead you to discover the most beautiful villages in this area to visit the churches and the parish churches that are absolutely not to be missed. Here’s what to see and what to do […]
Tripe and Lampredotto are two very special Italian culinary specialties as they come from bovine offal. Both are part of the Tuscan gastronomic tradition but Lampredotto, a true institution, is the master in Florence. Let’s see together what Tripe and Lampredotto are and what are the best recipes for cooking them.
Mugello is a green area where splendid valleys alternate with gentle hills and mountains with great charm. A few kilometers from Florence, it is the ideal place to experience unforgettable emotions on foot, on horseback or by bike. Discover with us the most beautiful excursions in Mugello!