The Mugello area (Cafaggioli) in Tuscany is said to be the place where the very powerful Medici family originated from, with documentation dating back from the 13th century. The Medici’s ruled Florence during the time of the Renaissance and held a variety of properties and Villas as a testament to their love for this area. A few noteworthy buildings owned by the most powerful family in Florence include the Castle of Trebbio (a favorite of Lorenzo de’ Medici) and the Villa Cafaggiolo along with a few more.
In these ancient times until even now, this area has always been considered a wealthy, fertile ground worthy of investment and cultivation. Close to Florence, yet nestled in the countryside made it a perfect refuge from everyday life, which still holds true today.
Want to learn more about the Medici family? You will happy to know that until November 3rd, the Uffizi gallery is hosting a special exhibit to mark the 300th anniversary of the death of the Grand Prince Ferdinando de’ Medici. According to the official site for the Uffizi.
The exhibition sets out to convey the complexity of his interests and the innovative nature of his approach which drew the leading artists of the era (musicians, instrumentalists, painters and sculptors) to Florence between the end of the 17th century and the first decade of the 18th.
Before Easter in Tuscans bakeries and pastry shops there are cookies in the shape of a cocoa-colored letter. If you are in this period in Mugello or in another area of Tuscany it is difficult not to be intrigued and attracted by these famous Tuscan biscuits: Quaresimali!
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