Sant'Agata is a small village located in the western part of Mugello area, nearby the town of Scarperia.
We don't know much about its origin, but surely it's linked with its topographic position (near a pass on the Appennine Mountains called “Passo dell'osteria Bruciata”). This little village also keeps intact traces of Etruscan, Roman and Lombard civilizations.
Between 11th and 12th century, Sant'agata was a rural village located near the two main roads taking to the city of Bologna. Such roads were guarded by two castles: Ascianello castle (destroyed in 1260 by Florence’s Ghibellini), and Montaccianico castle, which firstly was Ubaldini's stronghold, then a shelter for politicians exiles (also the famous writer of the “Divine Comedy”, Dante), and finally destroyed in 1302 on order of Florentine Republic.
Therefore, the current village is the one built in the Middle Ages, and still nowadays preserving its old charm.