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What to see and where to dine in Borgo San Lorenzo

What to see on holiday in Borgo San Lorenzo with Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort

Among the rolling hills of Mugello stands Borgo San Lorenzo, amazing land rich in history, art, culture and good food. If you are planning a visit, here are some ideas on what to see and where to dine in Borgo San Lorenzo!

Borgo San Lorenzo: the pearl of Mugello

In Tuscany, just a few kilometers from Florence, the territory of Mugello extends between hills and cypresses. In this land you can enjoy beautiful landscapes, friendly and hospitable people, genuine food, visit the Medici sites, museums and discover the trades of tradition. Everything at the gates of Florence.

Borgo San Lorenzo is one of the most famous centers of the Mugello. Born around a court of the Ubaldini, where once stood an ancient Roman village, the town passed in the mid-tenth century under the influence of the Florentine Bishops, to which rebelled in 1273.

In 1440 the town was besieged by Niccolò Piccinino in the name of the Albizi, while in 1527 it became a stronghold against the advance of the French. From the sixteenth century it entered permanently in the dominion of the “Granducato”.

What to see in Borgo San Lorenzo?

The uncontaminated environment of the mountains, the rivers, the lakes, the hidden waters of this hidden Tuscany invite you to spend a holiday in the open air, in a harmonious relationship between man and nature.

Even lovers of history will not be disappointed, thanks to the numerous museums in the area. Here’s what to see in Borgo San Lorenzo.

  • Casa d’Erci Museum of Peasant Civilization: in a farmhouse that probably existed as early as the fourteenth century, more than two thousand tools, objects and documents are presented that testify to the farming culture of Mugello, characterized by agricultural crops, woodland activities and coal production.
  • Chini Manifattura Museum: the museum condenses the fruit of the multi-faceted activity of the Chini family, begun in Borgo San Lorenzo in 1906, ranging from furnishings for architecture to ceramic and stoneware furnishings, to stained glass.
  • Small Museum of Children: children will find a museum to live, a space built specifically for them, a serene place, open to experimentation with many tools available, easily interpretable and usable even by the youngest visitors without the guidance of the adult.

Visits to museums are not the only activities that can be done in Borgo San Lorenzo: horse riding, mountain biking, gliding, flying are disciplines to try out.

The best restaurants to dine in Borgo San Lorenzo

The Mugello cuisine is sober and presents simple tastes prepared with ancient skill. The simplicity of the dishes is linked to a territorial history made of poverty.

If you want to dine in Borgo San Lorenzo to taste excellent dishes of Tuscan cuisine, here are some tips:

  • Gli Artisti – Piazza Romagnoli 1, 50032 Borgo San Lorenzo (FI);
  • Osteria del Galletto – Viale Europa Unita 4, 50032 Borgo San Lorenzo FI;
  • Ristorante Osteria Tirabaralla – Viale IV Novembre, 16/20, 50032 Borgo San Lorenzo FI.

If you want to combine to the pleasure of a trip to Borgo San Lorenzo even the unique pleasure of staying in a Renaissance Resort we are waiting for you in Mugello at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort!

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