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The 5 best places to visit in Mugello

What to see in the Mugello and at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort.

Mugello is a green land just a few miles from Florence.

A natural paradise full of history and traditions.

Things to see in Mugello are so many, so follow our advice not to miss the best!

Mugello, between nature and history

Mugello is an Apennine land, beautiful and intimate, covered on the ridges of beech, chestnut and oak woods.

The valley is crossed by the Sieve River, a river that seems to take life from the great artificial lake of Bilancino.

History has deeply marked this Tuscan territory, just think that de’ Medici family was originally from this land, and in Mugello they built palaces, castles and convents.

The tourist arriving in Mugello will therefore have no problems to find things to see.

Mugello: flora and fauna

In the first place among the things to see in Mugello we find surely the “nature”.

It is because the flora and fauna in this tuscan green area are of incredible beauty.

Among the plant species predominate the beech woods, while in the most favorable areas there are some formations of chestnut.

Conifers, on the other hand, have a sporadic diffusion, due to reforestation on farm land abandoned.

Mugello’s fauna heritage is protected by the safeguard rules for the demanial areas.

It is therefore particularly rich in quantitative and qualitative terms.

The presence of deer and goats is very numerous.

Discreet is the presence of wild boars, hares, foxes, skunkss, weasels, squirrels and hedgehog.

Among the birds can be distinguished: the green woodpecker, the red woodpecker, the crow, the magpie and the finch.

What to See in the Mugello

To all those who ask us what to see in Mugello we always answer: “it depends”.

It is because in Mugello you can enjoy nature, sport, traditions, history etc.

Those who love history and come to visit Mugello must see the tour of the Medicean Villas:

  • Villa Medicea “La Petraia”,
  • Park and Garden of Villa Medicea di Castello,
  • Pratolino Medici Park,
  • Villa Medicea in Poggio a Caiano.

Instead, this is what we recommend to all lovers of nature and physical activity who visit Mugello :

  • Hiking,
  • Horseback riding,
  • Mountain bike,
  • The cycling tour “mugello in bici”,
  • Activity in nature,
  • Visits to shelters.

The 5 best places to visit in Mugello

As we have said the things to see are so many but for the tourist who has a few days available here is a selection of the 5 best places to visit in Mugello:

1. The Medicean Loggia at Barberino di Mugello,
2. Lake Bilancino,
3. Vicchio,
4. Abbey of San Godenzo,
5. Boscoa ai Frati Convent.

All of these wonderful places are easy reachable from Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort, where you can enjoy a relaxing stay and good food.

Do not miss the wonders of Mugello, we are waiting for you!

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