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Environmental protection and Mugello tourism promotion

tourism in mugello and environment preservation

Tourism in Mugello offers many opportunities for experiences in contact with nature.
The traveler can walk through this green land on foot, by bicycle, on horseback, or can practice golf, sailing, fishing and sailing.

How to reach the territory of Mugello

Reaching the territory of Mugello is surely easy and convenient using the A1 motorway to Barberino di Mugello. For those who would like to travel slowly enjoying the panorama, numerous and interesting are the main and secondary roads coming from Tuscany and Emilia Romagna.

Moreover, the old and fascinating railway track of Faentina allows access to the territory of Mugello both from the Romagna side from Faenza and from the Tuscan side from Florence.

Tourism in Mugello: a holiday in the forests

For an optimum environmental protection and tourist promotion of Mugello, the Tuscany Region has entrusted the administration of this heritage to local territorial authorities.

The Tuscany’s Agricultural Heritage covers an area of more than 110,000 hectares and it is almost 20% of all Italian “demanial” forests.

Many of these forests often have an ancient history, just think of the monastic communities of Vallombrosa, Camaldoli, La Verna and Moscheta in Mugello.

Tourism in Mugello is therefore made of great nature and strong spirituality.

Trekking in the Casentino National Forest Park

In the northern part of Mugello, on the border with the province of Arezzo and the province of Forlì, it starts the National Park of Casentino Forests, Mount Falterona and Campigna.

The landscape, which here takes on mountainous connotations, invites pleasant walks, horseback or mountain biking on well-groomed, streets and mule tracks.

Trekking in the Casentino National Forest Park is possible all year long.

In the park you can enter the small hamlet of Castagno d’Andrea (municipality of San Godenzo), which gave birth to the great Renaissance painter Andrea del Castagno, or from the Passo del Muraglione or the crossing of the Valico della Croce a Mori (Londa municipality).

In this unspoiled environment, among centuries-old chestnut woods and imposing beech trees, you can discover flowers belonging to the rarest and most protected species, a rich undergrowth or deer.

The presence of a strong and impressive nature is also marked by the return of the eagle and the presence of the wolf, spotted everywhere in the territory.

Excursions can also be done in the company of a naturalistic guide.

The recommended Mugello’s tourist destinations are:

  • The summit of Falterona;
  • The Sources of the Arno;
  • The archaeological site of the Lake “Lago degli Idoli”;
  • The valley of the Acqua Cheta with its evocative waterfall;
  • The peaks of the Acuto, Falco and Levane mountains.

During the winter time, in the presence of snow cover, it is possible to practice cross-country skiing and alpine skiing.

Those who love to go for walks in the silence of ancient forests or long trekking hiking on well-marked trails and paths can not give up on tourism in Mugello.

Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort is an oasis of peace immersed in the green of Mugello, the ideal starting point for discovering the nature of this area!

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