Visit Mugello: what to see and what to do

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Mugello is a beautiful Tuscan land where Villa Campestri stands, a land rich in traditions, history and nature. We want to lead you to discover the most beautiful villages in this area to visit the churches and the parish churches that are absolutely not to be missed. Here’s what to see and what to do if you want to visit Mugello!

Where is Mugello and how to get there

Mugello is a Tuscan territory located a few kilometers from Florence.

The accessibility by car to the various localities in the area is excellent: the A1 motorway allows the exit at Barberino di Mugello and Firenzuola Mugello.

The main and secondary roads are also numerous and interesting. The old and fascinating Faentina railway line allows access to the territory both from the Romagna side starting from Faenza, and from Tuscany starting from Florence.

In addition, a network of local public transport lines allows for convenient travel within the area.

Visiting Mugello: here’s what to see and what to do

There are many churches and parish churches to explore around Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort.

As you know, we at Villa Campestri care very much about the Art of Mugello and all that this wonderful land can offer, such as food and unspoiled nature, which are for us two fundamental points for the reception of our guests.

Our advice? Come and visit us by staying in one of our rooms. Taking the Villa as a starting point, let’s start together to discover the beauties of Mugello!

The most beautiful churches to visit in Mugello

Vicchio: the church of S. Andrea in Barbiana, founded during the sixteenth century, has a fresco of the Giotto school depicting the “Madonna with child and S. Caterina”. Furthermore, Don Lorenzo Milani lived and founded his school here, whose body lies in the cemetery of what was once “his” church.

Vicchio: Parish church of San Cassiano in Padule. Built around the year one thousand, it has undergone several renovations over the years, especially after the earthquake that hit the Mugello in 1919. However, it maintains the original ancient structure and a refined bas-relief in stone of the fifteenth century.

Vicchio: Parish church of San Giovanni Battista. This parish church, built in the 14th century as a church, became a parish church in 1785 after several expansion and restructuring works. Inside you can find paintings and frescoes among which the “Madonna del Rosario”, attributed to a pupil of Ghirlandaio, stands out.

Borgo San Lorenzo: Parish church of San Lorenzo. In this wonderful building from 941, which is the largest of the Roman buildings in the Florentine countryside, the only work by Giotto in Mugello is preserved, namely “The Madonna with Child”.

We are waiting for you for a holiday to discover Mugello

If you want to realize the dream of a holiday near Florence, surrounded by greenery and with the possibility of exploring an area rich in history, we are waiting for you at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort!

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