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Firenzuola in Mugello: What to See in 1 Day

Fiorenzuola nel Mugello con Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort

Some Italian towns have limitless wealth. From landscape views to places of interest, passing through the history and traditions of the place, these contexts intrigue the visitor on duty, making him feel at ease, as well as lucky to have such an experience.

Firenzuola nel Mugello belongs to this category of places to discover; a location with a strong historical and cultural value that hosts countless attractions to be explored even in the course of a single day. In short, a hit and run capable of embellishing a moment dedicated to leisure and entertainment, light years away from the usual and exhausting daily routine.

Firenzuola, the little Florence of the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines

Firenzuola is a splendid village known by the nickname of little Florence. On the other hand, its coat of arms refers to the capital of Tuscany and there is a specific reason behind this similarity. Between the end of the thirteenth century and the beginning of the fourteenth, it was one of the newly founded lands linked, precisely, to Florence.

A territorial link that has influenced its main peculiarities, leading it towards an autonomous dimension capable of attracting tourists from every corner of the globe.

The history of Firenzuola begins in 1306 when, on specific directives from Florence, a settlement was built in order to counter the power of the Ubaldini Counts.

But only in 1332 there was the construction of the place; the fortress, symbol of the power of the Florentines, arrived in 1371. Rather long periods of time, unfortunately punctuated by the violent invasions of the Ubaldini and Visconti of Milan who destroyed a large part of the village.

Dramatic offensives but which, fortunately, did not question its potential.

What to see in Firenzuola in 1 day

If you want to visit Firenzuola in Mugello having only 1 day available, you can count on a vast choice of architectural character. Starting with the arcades along the main road, a stretch that connects the Florentine gate with the Bolognese one.

Near the Florentine gate, there are also the remains of the walls built in the fifteenth century on the design indications of Antonio da Sanagallo. And the central square houses the famous fortress, seat of the municipality, and the magnificent church of San Giovanni Battista.

Inside the fortress there is the Pietra Serena Museum. A celebration of the local master stonemasons whose main focus is pietra serena, a material used throughout the Florentine area. As for the “War and Memory” Cultural Space, we find ourselves in front of a museum exhibition with numerous documents and materials of a military nature.

Testimonies and significant moments of the conflicts that profoundly marked humanity, such as the First and Second World Wars.

Come and discover the surroundings of Firenzuola in Mugello

The panoramic views and the rugged nature that surround Firenzuola allow you to evaluate even some regenerating excursions. A path to follow is certainly the one that leads to the Sasso di San Zanobi, a rock formation located near the Raticosa Pass.

So, if you love doing motor activities that combine exploration with the pleasure of discovery, there is no shortage of opportunities in this regard. To discover the surroundings of Firenzuola in Mugello we are waiting for you at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort!

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