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Places to Visit in Barberino di Mugello

Mugello is a land full of attractions, thanks above all to its history, which has its roots very far in the past centuries. Here below we indicate you some of the most beautiful and interesting places to visit in and around Barberino di Mugello.

A typical village in the municipality of Barberino di Mugello, Galliano is located close to the Apennines mountains and has very ancient origins.

Its history is closely connected to the Ubaldini's family, whose settlement dates back to 600 AD with the barbarian invasions.

 

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A view of Bilancino Lake

Bilancino Lake, Barberino di Mugello

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Lake Bilancino is an artificial pool. In summertime many people living in this area gather around it: in fact, here it is possible to swim and practise some sports, such as sail, canoe and windsurf.

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The Castle of Cafaggiolo

The Castle of Cafaggiolo, Barcerino di Mugello, Mugello

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The Castle of Cafaggiolo was a Medicean residence, used by the powerful tuscan family to give parties, balls and to receive illustrious guests. Originally it was a little fortress, with two towers, drawbridge, boundary walls and moats, unfortunately today it doesn't remain much of these structures, maybe because of the renovations done by the bourgeous princes, who bought the castle in 1864.

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This church is placed on the road leading to Montecuccoli and it is notable for its elegant fa├žade loggia dating back to 1470. Inside visitors can marvel at the baptismal font made of gold and white earthenware, illustrating the stories of St John the Baptist.

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Church of SS. Jacopo and Maria

Church of SS. Jacopo and Maria a Cavallina, Mugello

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The present aspect of the church is of the 18th century. Inside it there are conserved a Perugino's table of the 16th century and a Taddeo Gaddi's Madonna. In the adjacent oratory it is painted an Assumption attributed to the scholars of Pontormo's school.

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Mugello: the green rolling hills surrounding Florence offer many resources not only for nature lovers, but also for people who love sport, shopping and engines. All this in a single and beautiful land.