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Where is located the Mugello? Curiosities about this area

where is located the Mugello

Mugello is a territory characterized by an extensive basin with a narrow flat strip along the Sieve, a vast central area of hills and a large mountainous area. But where exactly is located the Mugello?

The origin of the name “Mugello” and other curiosities

In protohistoric times the Tuscan territory of the Val di Sieve is occupied by the Ligurian Magelli. The Magelli Ligurians populated the territory until its conquest by the Etruscan populations, which allowed the defeated who did not want to retreat to the Apennines to continue to inhabit the area.

Tradition has it that the name “Mugello” derives from the Ligurian tribe of Magelli, the first to inhabit this beautiful Tuscan land.

Then the Etruscans followed the Ligurians Magelli, who began to plan a more articulated road network, foreseeing the passage, through this Apennine region, of the important and strategic road linking the Etruscan centers of Fiesole and Felsina (Bologna).

The Sieve valley, with its Romagnese appendix to the north of the mountain passes between Monte Citerna and Muraglione, has constituted for about two and a half millennia a “corridor” of significant strategic importance thanks to the many passes for crossing the Apennines. This ancient function was valued by the Lorraines with the opening of various paths and roads.

Where is located the Mugello?

Mugello is a beautiful area of Tuscany where history, art and nature come together.

Always hospitable land and characterized by a great gastronomic heritage, just think of the many typical culinary specialties such as the famous “potato tortelli”.

The Mugello territory extends a few kilometers from Florence and brings together two geographical areas: the Mugello proper and the Upper Mugello or Tuscan Romagna.

In the Mugello we find the villages of San Piero a Sieve, Barberino di Mugello, Scarperia, Borgo San Lorenzo, Vicchio and Dicomano.

To the north, between the Mugello ridges and the passes that descend towards Bologna and Romagna, we find Alto Mugello with Firenzuola, Palazzuolo sul Senio and Marradi.

Flora and fauna of the Mugello

The Agricultural Forestry Heritage of the Tuscany Region covers a total area of over 110,000 hectares.

Many of these forests have an ancient history, just think of the monastic communities established on the mountains of Vallombrosa, Camaldoli, La Verna and Moscheta in the Mugello.

The fauna of Mugello is particularly rich in species and presence. Very numerous, for example, is the presence of deer and roe deer. The presence of the wolf is of considerable importance. The presence is discreet of wild boars, hares, foxes, polecats, martens, badgers, squirrels, dormice, hedgehogs.

As for the flora of the Mugello, the predominant plant species are mixed broad-leaved (oak, hornbeam, downy, chestnut) and in the most favorable areas there are some formations of fruit chestnut. The symbol of this luxuriant flora is the famous “Marrone del Mugello” which has obtained the IGP certification (Protected Geographical Indication).

Now that you know where the Mugello is located, we are waiting for you at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort to taste the delicious “Marrone del Mugello” and many other specialties!

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