Mugello

The Mugello lies a few kilometres from Florence, nestled in the heart of the cypress covered hills of Tuscany. A breathtaking landscape, the birthplace of Giotto, Beato Angelico and the Medici, museums, traditional food and crafts, antique churches and convents, and all within easy reach of Florence.

The Mugello offers history, culture and quality services in a context of unbeatable beauty.

Set off for a long bike ride along the cycle paths or go horseback riding. Enjoy a round of golf, go canoeing, sport fishing or even try archery... or simply relax in a fabulous resort.

On the trail of the Medici, where the legend began

Day 1: Florence/Mugello (30 km). Travel to the Mugello. Transfer to luxury resort and overnight stay.

Day 2: The tour begins in Scarperia with a visit to Vicari Palace and the Museum of Knives. It continues towards Bilancino lake for the outdoor activities.

Then on to San Piero a Sieve with a visit to Villa Cafaggiolo, one of Lorenzo the Manificant's favourite residences. Nearby and surrounded by centuries-old cypress woods lies Trebbio Castle, another splendid Medici residence.

The next stop is Borgo San Lorenzo and a visit to the ceramic museum.

After the museum, the tour proceeds to Montesenario Convent (11th century), with a breathtaking view of the Mugello valley.

The return voyage includes a stop at the Giotto house at Vespignano.

Day 3: Enjoy your free time by swimming in the pool or with a relaxing massage in the spa, or any of the many activities available.

Do not miss the opportunity to go shopping at the famous Barberino Design Outlet, where you will be able to buy internationally known brands at very interesting prices.

Day 4: Tour ends. We can arrange for you to extend your stay in Florence with time to visit the Chianti, or with extra nights in Venice or Rome.

Recommended Activities 

  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Archery
  • Cooking lessons
  • Photography courses
  • Ceramics courses
  • Shopping al Barberino Design Outlet
  • Olive harvesting (seasonal)
  • Grape harvesting (seasonal)
  • Wine and oil tastings
  • Spa treatments
  • Accommodation with private pools in luxury resorts, villas and hotels
  • Hot-air balloon trips
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