The enchanting Mugello Valley

Mugello: a territory to be discovered.

A few kilometres from Florence, among the rolling hills, the tall cypress trees, and against the background of mountain peaks and passes, stretches the territory of the Mugello. 

A wonderful land where it is possible to practice outdoor activities of various kinds such as hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, nature activities, and water sports in the enchanting Bilancino Lake in Barberino del Mugello.

During June, the engines are warming up. The asphalt is blurred at the horizon, the air electrified and alive, the adrenaline flows among the thousands of people in celebration. In an enchanted valley, between the roar of the race and the natural spectacle that win in unison with the checkered flag.
This is the magic of the annual appointment at the Mugello International Circuit with the MotoGP and its aficionados. But what makes this piece of Tuscany unique beyond the circuit?

Yummy Food
Definitely unforgettable, the Mugello valley means great food. Of substance, genuineness and quality, the typical Mugello dishes are many and renowned. the most delicious and famous is the “tortelli di patate”, made with beef, duck, rabbit, wild boar or mushroom sauce, accompanied with red wines. This land is full of bio products: cheeses, milk, potatoes and meat, without forgetting Mr. Marrone del Mugello PGI.


Art

We are in a valley with villages, medieval castles, rivers, lakes, sacred buildings. The most important are the Pieve di Sant'Agata which stands in the homonymous village, the Museum of Sacred Art "Beato Angelico" located at Vicchio aimed to protect and preserve the religious art of the Vicchio and Mugello territory. Here you find artworks such as the terracotta statue of "San Giovanni Battista", a "Madonna with child" and a panel depicting the "Virgin with Saints and Prophets". 

What about a different route? The Giotto’s house, located at Vespignano, Vicchio area, offers to visitors a blend of emotions concerning Giotto's life and his experiences as a painter and architect, while on the upper floor travelers can admire exhibitions and art workshops.

Water Sports
The largest artificial lake in Tuscany, the Lago del Bilancino with an area of five square kilometers increases the water supply of Florence, Prato and Pistoia. Located within the municipal territory of Barberino di Mugello. Above the landscape, the lake has a significant architectural value and allows the performance of numerous aquatic activities like bathing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing! 

Sounds cool, doesn't it?

For beginners, from March to November, it’s possible to do guided lake exploration or choose to spend an outdoor day off through the Mugello hills. Travelers can experience a great guided exploration of the Bilancino lake, beginners can learn the basic baddle technique and the fundamental safety maneuvers in the green hills of Mugello.

Are you an intrepid adventurer instead?
A rafting excursion immersed in the Florentine countryside is an experience that should not to be missed once arrived in the Mugello area. The excursion on the Sieve river alternates a calm and relaxing navigation with an exciting double slide to go down into the water in all safety!

Adventure

Soft Rafting - The Tuscan Excursion

Quiet rafting excursion (soft) immersed in the Florentine countryside on the Sieve river in Mugello area.

Starting from 35,00 €

Relax Time
Looking for a day off and relax in the Tuscan hills?? Villa le Maschere is an experience to try. A luxury resort with tons of comfort, original frescoes, 64 rooms and suites that have been meticulously renovated and finished in contemporary style.

Boasting exquisite dining options completed by a magnificent wellness center, a fitness gallery, 2 swimming pools and a romantic 18-hectare park that extends to the Bilancino lake.  

All these could be combined with an afternoon strolling at the famous Barberino Outlet. With more than 100 stores, cafés and restaurants, you can find your favorite labels with price reductions of up to 70%, all year round.

Shopping

Barberino Designer Outlet

At just 30 minutes from Florence, you can find more than 100 stores with reduced prices up to -70%.