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Mugello is a wonderful valley filled with green, situated to the north of Florence. This land has always fascinated visitors for its natural characteristics and beautiful villages. There are nine districts in Mugello: Barberino del Mugello, Borgo San Lorenzo, Firenzuola, Marradi, Palazzuolo sul Senio, San Piero a Sieve, Scarperia, Vaglia and Vicchio. With AboutMugello.com we give you a guide to the natural and artistical attractions of this valley, we hope it will be useful for you. Visit with us Medicean residences, museums or the great number of churches and pievi which cover the land, taste the delicious typical dishes of gastronomy in Mugello and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this land!

Batttaglia tra Guelfi e Ghibellini a Palazzuolo sul Senio, MugelloPhoto Credits

In the land of Mugello, besides its beautiful landscape, visitors can find many opportunities for having fun, such as several country fairs and festivals or music and sport events.

There are many different initiatives taking place all the year round: a masked carnival, many historical reconstructions of the Renaissance period, several festivals dedicated to the typical products of the area, appetizers and musical events.

Such events have been conceived for everyone, those who wish to have fun but also those who are looking for a quiet and peaceful day.

Here are some proposals for the month of August!

APERITUFFO

San Piero a Sieve - on Thursdays at 7.00 pm. At "Sporting Club" of San Piero a Sieve. It’s an appetizer with a buffet dinner and the chance to have a swim in the pool.

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APERICAMPING

San Piero a Sieve - On Wednesdays at 7.00 pm at the "Camping Mugello" in San Piero a Sieve. It's an appetizer with a buffet dinner and the opportunity to have a swim in the pool.

More info: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lapericamping/414607731907763

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CINEMA UNDER THE STARS

Ronta (Borgo San Lorenzo) - On Fridays at "Villaggio La Brocchi", and on Thursdays at the Pro Loco of Ronta. Free Entry

More info : Tell.+39 055 84966291

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ATTICS IN THE SQUARE

Marradi - On Thursdays of August at Marradi. Antiques market.

More info: Tel. +39 055 8045170

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GOLDEN GRILL

Marradi - From 22nd July to 10th August, at Marradi.

The "Graticola d’Oro” or “Golden Grill” is a competition among the town districts. They compete in different activities: a parade with floats, water games, a trek from the village of Gamberaldi to the centre of Marradi and dance and singing competitions. The town is decorated by flags and banners, in the town center as well as on the outer fringers of the town.

More info: Tel. +39 055 8045170

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SAGRA DI SANTA MARIA A FAGNA

Scarperia - From 3rd to 5th, from 10th to 12th, and on 15th August in Scarperia (village of Fagna).

As every year, Santa Maria a Fagna’s festival takes place in the week before 15th August, in the lateral garden of the Pieve di Fagna (church). Here it’s possible to taste various local specialities like tortelli, noodles, polenta and tasty grilled meat; everything accompanied by the local red wine, like in peasant tradition.

Further information: Tel. +39/055 8468165

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LIVE JAZZ MUSIC

Firenzuola - On 4th August from 9.00 pm on, in Don S. Corsini Square, in Firenzuola.

Several musical events by night, where it’s possible to be entertained by the sound of skilful Italian musicians and singers.

More info: Tel. +39-055-8199459

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STEAK FESTIVAL

Firenzuola - On 4th and 5th August at 7.30 pm in the sports area of Pietramala, in Firenzuola.

Situated 845 meters high on the Tuscan-Emilian Appennine Mountains, easily accessible both from Florence and Bologna. The festival of Pietramala tasty T-bone steaks, that you can enjoy in the peacefulness of this lovely town.

Further information: tel. +39/055 8199459

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SPELT FESTIVAL

Firenzuola - On 4th and 5th August in the sport area of Travers, nearby Firenzuola.

A feast where it’s not only possible to enjoy different spelt-made dishes, but also buy it for your own kitchen.

More info: tel. +39-055-8199459

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THE NIGHT OF POLENTA

Marradi - On 7th August in Marradi (POOL PARC).

A pleasant night out, with music and under stars dances!

More info: tel. +39-055-8468165

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BOAR AND TORTELLO FESTIVAL

Borgo San Lorenzo - This is a twenty-years tradition taking place in the fresh area of Mugello, where it’s possible to taste typical dishes like potatoes tortelli, pappardelle, wild boar stew and much more!

From 10th to 19th August at the sport camp of Grezzano, nearby Borgo San Lorenzo. From 10th to 12th and from 17th to 19th August, for both lunch and dinner.

More info: tel. +39-3334271258

From 17th to 26th August at the Foro Boario of Borgo San Lorenzo.

More info: tel. +39-338-9081841

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TORTELLO FESTIVAL

Borgo San Lorenzo - From 4th to 15th August at sport camp of Sagginale, nearby Borgo San Lorenzo.

Festival starring the typical dish of Mugello tradition: tortelli, with other delicacies of Tuscany tradition, barbecued meat and good wine.

More info: tel. +39-339-6020909

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BILANCINO’S FIREWORKS

Barberino di Mugello - On 15th August, at 10.30 pm

An event that have been taking place for eight years in the city of Barberino; an amazing pyrotechnic show on the water of Bilancino Lake.

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PORCINO MUSHROOM FESTIVAL

Ronta (Borgo San Lorenzo) - From 17th to 19th and from 24th to 26th August, at the sport camp of Ronta.

With special typical dishes such as alpine steak and poatotes tortelli with meat or mushrooms sauce.

More info: tel. +39-055-8403154 / +39-338-2857515

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HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF EUMEDINI OF ESCHILO

Firenzuola - From 4th to 19th August at the cemetery of Germanicore in Firenzuola. Reservation required.

More info: tel. +39-334-9553640 - www.archiviozeta.eu

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HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTION

Vicchio - On 25th and 26th August, in Vicchio. Figures parades, flag wavers, costume soccer.

It’s an historical commemoration of a town based on real facts, during the siege of the village castle by the imperial and papal troops.

Back in time, with the historical procession with wagons, horses and weapons; flaming arrows shows on the lake, gears of war and remembrance of peasant life, with also the chance to taste typical dishes of the period.

More info: tel. +39-055-8448720 - http://www.prolocovicchio.it/

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COLLECTORS IN THE CITY STREETS

Scarperia - On 5th and 26th August, in the historical centre of Scarperia. Antiques and collectible objects.

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OPEN-AIR BINGO

Scarperia - On 26th August, in the historical centre of Scarperia.

More info: tel. +39-055-8468165

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VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE RALLY

Vicchio - On 26th August in the historical centre of Vicchio.

More info: tel. +39-055-8448720

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OPEN-AIR CARD GAME

Scarperia - On 31st August in the historical centre of Scarperia.

More info: Tel. +39-055-8468165

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FICATTOLE FESTIVAL

Borgo San Lorenzo - From 31st August to 2nd September at Foro Boario of Borgo San Lorenzo.

It’s a local special dish made by a mixture of fried bread, (better if eaten with local cold cuts.

More info: tel. +39-338-9504295

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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.