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Mugello and Val di Sieve

Barberino di Mugello outlet: the realm of Made in Italy

The Barberino Designer Outlet is located in Mugello, at the Barberino di Mugello exit of the Autostrada del Sole (A1), just 30 minutes by motorway from Florence and less than an hour from Bologna. The Outlet is built like a classic Tuscan village, it houses shops and boutiques of the big names in footwear, clothing, underwear, perfumery, sports, etc. Inside ...

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Scarperia: knives and Mugello Circuit

The frescoed ceiling of the entrance courtyard of the Palazzo dei Vicari, Scarperia. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Scarperia was founded in 1306 by the Republic of Florence, which decided to create a military outpost to guarantee connections from Florence to the north. The design of this new fortress was entrusted to the architect Andrea Pisano, it seems that he took part only in the construction of the palace-fortress seat of the vicars. The castle became the most ...

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Medici Villas: the villas of the lords of Florence

Villa di Cafaggiolo, Barberino del Mugello. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

The Medici Villas are among the most original architectural structures of the Italian Renaissance. These villas were built between the fifteenth and seventeenth century by the lords of Florence, the Medici. The Medici Villas represent a kind of new building for its time, which differed both from the typical farms from the stately castles. The Medici Villas are an example ...

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