Mugello is a Tuscan land located in the Apennine watershed, just a few kilometers from the beautiful Florence.
It is a part of Tuscany rich in history and artistic treasures, dominated by intense nature and many beautiful villages.
One of these, Scarperia in Mugello!
The Medici family, originally from this land and enchanted by its beauty, right in Mugello built palaces, castles and monasteries.
Lorenzo the Magnificent often fleeing in Cafaggiolo to take refuge in the quiet of the fields. He felt the call of nature and the earth.
In an environment of such beauty and historical importance lies Scarperia, so unique Tuscan village and enjoyed by being inserted in the circuit of the villages most beautiful in Italy.
Who Visit Mugello can not make a stop in Scarperia in Mugello because it’s really a dream village. Given the short distance between Scarperia and Florence also all travelers staying in the city can organize a nice trip out of town to visit this fantastic Tuscan village.
To reach Scarperia from Florence by public transport is very convenient and easy:
1. By train: starting from the Santa Maria Novello Station and choosing a train to Borgo San Lorenzo or San Piero a Sieve;
2. By Bus: using one of the daily services of the SITA company.
The things to do in Scarperia del Mugello are really a lots.
The village is characterized by beautiful stone streets, narrow alleys and a wonderful square where stands the famous Palazzo dei Vicari.
Palazzo dei Vicari in Scarperia was built in the fourteenth century but expanded in 1415 when this small Tuscan village became the seat of the Vicariate of the Florentine Republic.
In a wing inside the Palazzo dei Vicari is located the Museum of Cutting tools, which from 1999 documents the secular activities of knife makers of Scarperia.
The guided tour of the Museum of Cutting tools concludes with a visit to the ancient workshop of knife maker, working from the start of ‘900 until the’ 70s, still full of tools and typical instruments.
On the central square of Vicari overlook two beautiful buildings: the Church of SS. Jacopo e Filippo, the fourteenth-century oratory of Madonna di Piazza.
The history is not the only marvel in Scarperia.
Just a little outside its walls it opens a green landscape full of colors, smells, unique plants and paths.
It is the ideal destination for nature and trekking lovers.
Every year during the first weekend of September, Scarperia del Mugello rediscovered the ancient splendor of Renaissance thanks to populate the streets of peasants and artisans, armed guards ready to arrest the criminals and to escort the Vicar out of his palace.
During the Renaissance Days of Scarperia you can attend performances by artists such as musicians and storytellers, jugglers and flag bearers.
A real blast from the past.
To live magical moments in Scarperia not need to wait for the Renaissance days of September, the festivals are many and throughout the whole year.
You can experience the excitement and the experience of returning to the Renaissance by booking your vacation in Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort, just few steps from Scarperia in Mugello; we will be ready to welcome you and to instruct about any tradition.
See you there!
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