Blog

Two Churches Worth Visiting In The Mugello Valley

boscoaf01

In this new series, we seek to highlight local landmarks that we and our guests appreciate. The Mugello is a rich land that dates back to the Etruscan period, nearby to Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort, there are many small towns, museums, churches and villas that should be listed in your next itinerary in the region. The best way to discover it, is to visit the local monuments which will we highlight in this blog. In this edition we will focus on two churches, both with a rich history and sacred art. Our first focus is on a local convent open to the public ‘Bosco ai Frati Convent in San Piero a Sieve’ dedicated to Saint Bonaventure. It dates back to the 12th century and was passed onto the Franciscans in 1212. It was renovated in the 1400’s by Michelozzo on behalf of the Medici family (Cosimo Il Vecchio dei Medici specifically) and enlarged to include a bell tower.

Among the 16th and 17th century art work, we also highly recommend checking out the Allegory of the Cord of Saint Francis by Jacopo Ligozzi (1589).

Address: Località Lucigliano, 1, 50037 San Piero a Sieve FI

Phone+39 055848111
Opening hours: Saturdays from 9am-12pm.Price: Free entrance
Our second location is the Pieve of San Lorenzo
Dating back to 941, the church is the largest Romanesque building in Florence’ countryside. Inside the church, some beautiful works of art are well-preserved, including the sole Giotto’s work in Mugello, the “Madonna with child“.
We have information about the existence of this church from the end of the 10th century. The bell tower was built later, in 1236, when also the Pieve was renovated. Inside the church, some beautiful works of art are well-preserved: “The Virgin and the Child Enthroned” by Agnolo Gaddi, a “Virgin” attributed to the genius of Giotto, “Virgin and Saints Francis and Dominic” by Matteo Rosselli. The apse of the church is entirely decorated by Galileo Chini. The mess celebration are held regularly and the Church is open to visits.
Opening hours: from Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 12:00 and from 16:00 to 19:30, Saturday from 07:30 to 12:30 and from 16:00 to 17:30 and Sunday from 07:30 to 12:00 and from 16:00 to 17:30
Address: Via Cocchi, Borgo San Lorenzo
Phone: 055 84559295

Quick Booking


  • Data di Arrivo:

  • Notti:

  • Camere:

  • Adulti:

  • Bambini:

What you can do at Villa Campestri: discover all our activities

A Resort nestled in the Tuscan countryside on the proximity of Florence can really offer many emotions and many things to do. If you’re wondering what you can do at Villa Campestri then discover all our activities with us!

Why spend a holiday at Villa Campestri

Villa Campestri is an ancient Renaissance Villa immersed in the green of the Mugello just a few kilometers from Florence. Tuscany is more and more chosen as a holiday destination, discover why spending a holiday at Villa Campestri!

The best moments of 2019 spent with you! Part 2

The emotions spent in pleasant company are indelible memories that never vanish. Let’s relive once again the best moments of 2019 spent with you!

The best moments of 2019 spent with you! Part 1

Meeting people from all over the world by welcoming them into our ancient Villa is something special for us, who allows us to create authentic bonds that often turn into precious friendships. Let’s relive together the best moments of 2019 spent with you!

Tuscan Tagliata: the best recipes to cook it!

Tuscan cuisine is full of tasty dishes famous all over the world. The presence of numerous cattle farms in the area has made the meat dishes of the real specialties. Discover with us the famous Tuscan Tagliata and the best recipes to cook it!

What to do for the Immaculate in Tuscany

The feast of the immaculate is approaching and offers a wonderful opportunity to take advantage of a weekend immersed in the peace and quiet of nature in search of moments of relaxation. Discover with us what to do for the Immaculate in Tuscany!

5 luxury farmhouses in Tuscany

Nowadays, the farm is not only synonymous with a bucolic environment, nature and animals but also with luxury. Discover with us 5 luxury farmhouses in Tuscany!

The most beautiful villages near Florence

Towers, castles, villas and abbeys characterize the landscapes of the Tuscan towns. Come with us on a journey to discover the most beautiful villages near Florence!