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