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Vicchio, the homeland of Giotto

the house of Giotto in Vicchio

The Mugello contains among its valleys and cultural place to visit, unmissable for the beauty of nature and the historical importance of its villages, including Vicchio, the home of the great Giotto. The house of Giotto in Vicchio is certainly one of the most fascinating places for those who love art and culture.

The house of Giotto in Vicchio

In the beautiful Vespignano hill, in the shadow of the church of San Martino, the house of Giotto looks like an ancient medieval building modified over the centuries by numerous interventions that have enriched its original appearance.

Giotto’s House, in addition to its remarkable historical interest, offers the visitor the opportunity to enjoy a multimedia path inside the museum.

The first rooms of the museum, on the ground floor, are dedicated to Giotto: the visitor can enjoy both a video on the artist’s figure, as well as interactive media stations that allow to outline a personal path of study.

The top floor is, instead, a laboratory with two rooms for exhibitions and events and an interesting color room.

Giotto and his Vicchio

After a long dispute, academics have decreed that Vicchio is the real birthplace of Giotto, who was born in a peasant family and then became the brilliant artist who performed one of the greatest figurative revolutions in history, with which he influenced the entire world.

Giotto di Bondone was born in Vicchio in 1267 and was a pupil of the Cimabue school. Through his art he breaks with the Byzantine tradition to reconnect with the Roman, recovering the perspective and using the chiaroscuro technique.

Towards the end of his career, he is appointed superintendent of the yard of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, where he will deal with the famous bell tower by drawing his base.

Today’s to visit the house of Giotto in Vicchio is an unforgettable experience.

Vicchio and the Mugello: art and culture

Vicchio and Mugello are undoubtedly a bright corner of Tuscany where the Medicean Villas and ancient villages blossom without breaking the harmony of the nature.

Immersed in the evocative atmosphere of the Mugello hills, among the sites linked to the great Giotto, there are many artists who have painted the Appennine band that separates Tuscany from Emilia-Romagna, to be rediscovered in a fascinating journey over time and in history.

A mountain, the one of Mugello, capable of almost alpine views, which we can find in the chipped profiles that John Smith devoted to the queen of England, in the Apennines painted by Giuseppe De Nittis or in the portrait that Carlo Böcklin, Arnold’s son, reserved his own to Vicchio.

Mugello, to be discovered!

Mugello is definitely a territory to discover for the richness of the nature and the variety of the landscape.

A large green valley crossed by a stretch of the Sieve River, one of the largest tributaries of the Arno, where the flat areas alternate hills and mountain areas, intertwined by the many Medicean residences.
For the beauty of the valleys and the proximity to Florence, even the most internal areas of Mugello are pleasant holiday resorts, with theirs farm holidays, the typical farmhouses or villas.

The landscape of Mugello is characterized by numerous settlements scattered between valleys and mountains, where castles dominate the ancient villages such as Vicchio, Firenzuola or Scarperia.

To be able to immerse yourself in this great paradise and fully appreciate the Art of Giotto, an holidays at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort is the ultimate experience of unforgettable flavor!

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