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!
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”.
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.
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 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:
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!
Autumn, mostly in Mugello, is a magical season for Tuscany: nature is painted in a thousand colors, the air becomes warmer and the light takes on golden shades. An ideal period for a holiday, where nature and history are the protagonists, and where it is possible to practice outdoor sports.
In Italy, food is cult and, depending on the region, traditional dishes can vary, from typical pasta dishes, such as tagliatelle lasagne and gnocchi, to specialties such as cheeses and desserts up to the infamous Tuscan recipe for wild boar ragù.
Milk is a “complete food” loved by young and old. A precious white nectar that becomes even more beneficial for health if of high quality. If you too are a lover of this white drink, discover with us the famous Milk Way in Mugello!
Mugello is an area rich in numerous medieval villages of incredible charm. Come with us to discover San Piero a Sieve!
When autumn arrives, the forest changes color and nature creates spectacular landscapes in which it becomes magical to immerse yourself. It is the Foliage phenomenon that in Tuscany offers truly unique emotions. Experience the Foliage in Tuscany and discover autumn walking in the most beautiful woods.
Bread throughout Italy is a fundamental food, always present on the table at lunch and dinner. But each region has its own specialties, discover with us the characteristics of Tuscan bread and why it is without salt.
The potato tortello is a dish that is part of the Mugello culinary tradition. Originally born as a poor dish, today it is a real gastronomic specialty made in numerous variations by Tuscan chefs. Discover with us the characteristics of the potato tortello of Mugello!
The Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort Blog opens a new space dedicated to the recipes of chef Roberto Zanieri. Every last Thursday of the month we will present one of his delicious recipes, easy to prepare and inspired by the good tradition of Tuscany. Today we begin with “Cabbage mini-pie with cream of beans”.