Have you ever looked for relaxing music to fall asleep or to read a book? Often the playlist you will find reproduces the pleasant noises of the countryside, with a little wind that moves the leaves, birds and that sensation of widespread peace that you get when walking in nature. Here is all this you can experience by coming to Villa Campestri and walking in the beautiful countryside of Mugello!
In Japan psychiatric patients are even advised to walk in the woods to reduce the state of stress, this prescription is called Shinrin-yoku, literally bathroom in the forest. Especially in our society we are increasingly subjected to greaterstresses that can also arise from small daily things. The stresses and expectations placed in us are getting higher and higher. So what to do?
We often say this to ourselves and as advice to our loved ones: take a break, take a walk. Walking in the city is undoubtedly good, but walking in the countryside is just another story for many reasons, let’s see a few:
1. Breathe clean air and stimulate the senses.
Breathing the country air, away from busy roads and without smog, is healthy for our lungs and above all, not having to pay attention to cars, we can concentrate on stimulating the senses. An oak leaf illuminated by the winter sun, the wind that moves the branches of the trees and perhaps the sensation you get when picking a few dry leaves are experiences that free our minds from thoughts and make us feel like children again.
2. Welcome the time.
In our daily life we have work deadlines, appointments to arrive on time and it always seems that we do not have enough time to do all those things that we had set for ourselves. In the countryside, the times they command are different. In the countryside we do not speak of precise times but of seasons that change the color of the leaves, in the countryside you feel as if the time has expanded and you can just relax!
3. The perfect family activity.
Walking with children in the countryside is great fun. Children are always children even if they grow up in the city and as soon as they are in contact with nature they can free their imagination. A twig and an acorn can turn into real treasures! And the walks in good happy memories.
If we have convinced you to take a nice walk and maybe follow a defined itinerary, there are some things that are important to evaluate. Due to its conformation and landscape, Mugello lends itself to thematic walks with different difficulties. To choose the right path, we recommend that you follow these parameters:
2. Characteristics of the route
4. Difference in altitude
5. Average travel time
6. Degree of difficulty
In Mugello there are routes with different themes and difficulties. For example, if you are interested in history, we recommend the medium difficulty ring route to discover the Gothic Line where you can see, in addition to beautiful nature, the most significant places and structures of the Second World War.
Often with small children and strollers or even more with a wheelchair, walking in the countryside seems like a titanic undertaking rather than a relaxing day! In Mugello there is an itinerary, called Nature Trail for all, flat, with thematic panels and a hut for observing wildlife, a path designed to be accessible to everyone!
After walking we all need a well deserved rest and a good meal, we are waiting for you at Villa Campestri to take care of you after your walk and for all the advice on our beautiful countryside!
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