What to visit in Mugello and around Florence.

Unspoilt nature, ancient villages, and art everywhere, choosing what to visit during your stay in Mugello is by no means easy, but we are here to help you. Here is a list with activities to do and places to discover.

Florence

The places not to be missed in Florence are: - The famous 'Palazzo vecchio or della Signoria'. - The 'Uffizi Gallery', the largest art gallery in Italy and one of the most famous in the world, contains masterpieces of Italian painting of all ages and a select representation of foreign schools - The cathedral 'Duomo' and the 'Baptistery - Giotto's Bell Tower' - The Medici Chapels where the monumental sarcophagi of the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany are kept - Palazzo Pitti, the most monumental palace in Florence surrounded by the beautiful Boboli Gardens.

Fiesole

Fiesole is located on a beautiful hill surrounded by Italian gardens and olive groves. A beautiful location that is home to several prestigious universities: Harvard University, Georgetown University and Saint Mary's University of Minnesota all have their centres of Italian Renaissance studies domiciled in Fiesole. The city has also been described in Hermann Hesse's A Room with a View, Giovanni Boccaccio's The Decameron and Henry James' Italian Hours. Since the 14th century, the city has always been considered a place of escape for Florence's upper class.

The Mall

Tuscany's most exclusive outlet in a unique setting, where visitors can enjoy attractive prices on high-fashion brands. The glorious Tuscan landscape, the best high-end fashion brands and tailor-made luxury services combine to offer a unique experience of fashion and elegance surrounded by the natural beauty of Italy.
The address is Via Europa 8 - 50066 Leccio Reggello, only 40 minutes away.

Barberino Designer Outlet Mugello

Barberino Designer Outlet Mugello is the perfect place for shopping, here you can find popular designer brands at up to 70% off, all year round, more than 120 boutiques, bars, restaurants, children's play area and free parking, surrounded by the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Just 30 min by car. Via Meucci - 50031 Barberino di Mugello Tel: +39055 842161

Mugello Circuit

Also known as the Mugello Circuit - is an Italian automobile and motorbike racing circuit. The MotoGP world championship is held here every year. It is located in the heart of the Mugello countryside and is owned by Ferrari. The track is 5245 metres long and has 14 corners. The track was built on an area of about 170 hectares in 1972. At certain times of the year it is possible to try the circuit with your own car or motorbike for a unique experience.

Monte Senario

In the last decade of the 16th century, Monte Senario was the site of the hermit life of the Order of the Servants of Mary. This place was consecrated by the presence of the first Fathers of the Order, and from 1603, some Hermits chose to live on Monte Senario in a more isolated manner, for a more or less long period of time, in small houses or in caves that tradition says were inhabited by the first Fathers of the Order or by other saints and blessed. Together with the restoration and enlargement of the pre-existing factories, the Hermits took care of the reforestation of Sacro Monte with firs taken from Vallombrosa, Camaldoli and Falterona.

Hills around Florence

Forte Belvedere is one of two fortresses in Florence, from which you can admire a breathtaking view of Florence, art exhibitions are often held here. Piazzale Michelangelo is a popular square with a magnificent panoramic view of Florence. It was built in 1869 to a design by architect Giuseppe Poggi on a hill just south of the city centre. Bellosguardo is a favourite place for Italians and foreign intellectuals, who have found hospitality in its prestigious villas, there is a splendid view of Florence.

Villa Demidoff

This is the modern name for what remains of the original Villa Medici located in the park of Pratolino. The Pratolino Park was built for Grand Duke Francesco I de' Medici to a design by Buontalenti. The Medici villa was demolished in 1822, but was later bought by a family of Russian origin, the Demidoffs, who rebuilt the villa and park, according to the romantic criteria of the culture of the time. he park, although distorted and stripped over the centuries, is the most beautiful!

Il Poggio Dei Medici Golf Club

Inaugurated in 1992, with 18 holes, par 73, and a championship course measuring 6,468 metres, the Poggio dei Medici UNA Golf Club is one of the most prestigious in Italy. Designed by architect Alvise Rossi Fioravanti and player Baldovino Dassù to USGA standards. The course offers 5 different starting tees for an exciting game for all levels. The address is Via San Gavino, 27 - 50038 Scarperia e San Piero - Tel. 055 8435562

Vincigliata Adventure Park

This is an adventure park for children and adults, the ideal place to reconnect with nature and do outdoor activities. The trails wind through the trees and anything can be attempted from them: bridges, jumps and nets; however, there is also the odd chance to relax on the wooden platforms located between each suspended trail. The address is Via Vincigliata, 21, 50014 Fiesole FI Tel. +39340285 1792