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Easter at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort in Mugello: history, art and nature

If you are looking for a destination to spend your Easter holidays in Tuscany, Mugello is the ideal: spring awakens nature of our hills and offers breathtaking landscapes able to refresh the spirit and give you peace and relaxation.
If you like hystorical events, you cannot miss “Lo Scoppio del Carro“, the outbreak of the wagon that every year, Easter Day, is celebrated in Florence: The Big Wagon, dating from the eighteenth century is pulled by cows to the square of the Duomo, from where the dove is intended to set him on fire. If the Wagon breaks then it says that there will be a good year for agriculture.

For nature lovers in April reopen the WWF Gabbianello Lake State Park, which allows you to take guided tours to discover the many species of birds in the area.

But if you’re a sport lover and want to keep in shape you can try our challenging hills through the mountain-bike that can be hired from us.

Art lovers can take the opportunity to visit not only Florence, which is about 40 minutes drive from us, but also fun to discover the many hidden beauties of Mugello from the Convent of Bosco ai Frati in San Piero a Sieve, to the Medici Castles, from the House of Giotto, with the exhibition fo painter Rontini from April 16 to the House of Bronzino.

Easter is also an excellent time to sample some of our typical dishes such as fried lamb with artichokes and ravioli stuffed eith ricotta cheese and our scented herbs.

This year Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort decided to dedicate a special offer for Easter called “Easter and 150 years of Italy in a drop of oil” that also celebrates the unification of Italy: you should not miss it!

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Tripe and Lampredotto: What they are and how to cook them

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.

Excursions in the Mugello

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!

Swimming pool in the Florence countryside: where to go?

When the heat arrives, living in the city becomes really difficult as temperatures rise so much that the only thing possible is an escape to cooler places. In these cases there is nothing better than a day to spend by the pool in the countryside of Florence, here’s where to go.

The Recipe of Villa Campestri Coffee Granita

When temperatures rise, you want something fresh that can invigorate us with taste. Ice cream is certainly a classic but sometimes you prefer something fresher and lighter, which you can sip by the pool. At Villa Campestri we have the right solution, discover the recipe of Coffee Granita now!

The recipes of Villa Campestri: black potato tortello with cuttlefish ragout

Mugello potato tortelli are an exquisite recipe typical of the area. The recipe has been handed down from generation to generation but is always open to new reinterpretations. Discover with us the tradition of Mugello potato tortello and an exquisite gourmet variant!

The Luxury of a heart-beating Resort

The summer holidays are the right occasion to enjoy relaxing moments in an intimate place, protected and surrounded by the quiet of Tuscan nature. Discover now the magic of Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort and the beautiful emotions that you can live with us!

Feast of San Giovanni in Tuscany: What to Do and Where to Go

The anniversary of San Giovanni is a highly anticipated moment in Florence as patron of the city. It is also an opportunity to enjoy a day off from work and organize a pleasant picnic in early summer. Find out with us what to do and where to go for the Feast of San Giovanni!

The best trekking routes in Tuscany

Spring and summer bring with them the desire to walk and rediscover the relationship with nature. Discover with us which are the best trekking routes in Tuscany!