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Maga Magò restaurant, Montecarelli (Barberino di Mugello), Florence in Tuscany

10 Nov

Maga Magò is a very good restaurant, owned directed by Luca Percorini.


High quality products, excellent and well cooked dishes, generous portion and nice presentation.
Real traditional Italian and Tuscany dishes. Quite a large menu and plats du jour, offering from pasta alla carbonara, in this season, porcini mushrooms tagliolini spaghettini cacio and pepe, mixed boiled meats with sauces, fried porcini mushrooms, artichokes and brain, meatballs with mayonnaise, pigeons, saltred black cabbage, and many others dishes. The dessert is amazing: there is a large buffet offering a rich selection of different cakes (torta dell nonna, cheese cake, hand-made panforte, beignets, maritozzi with cream, and more …. dried fruits, liquor and coffes.


The wine menu is very original and offers a selection of uncommon Italian and French wines’ labels.

All the dishes are accurately thought and prepared. The restaurant is nicely decorated in a romantic country style. Candles create a very warm atmosphere.

It is the kind of restaurant I would like to find all over the world to eat good local food and enjoy a nice place mainly attended by local people.

To reach Maga Magò from Barberino di Mugello you will need 15/20 minutes, it is located on the Futa National road, in the village of Montecarelli, where in summertime it is pleasant to dine in the garden of the restaurant, whilst in winter time, it is possible to find the snow.

Don’t forget to book a table, as the restaurant is always full.
Contact: Maga Magò, calling +39 0558423041, Via Montecarelli, 2, Barberino di Mugello Florence.

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Chini Museum, Liberty art at Villa Pecori Giraldi, Borgo San Lorenzo in Mugello Tuscany

30 Jan


Villa Pecori Giraldi at Borgo San Lorenzo, the main center of the Mugello, is the seat of the Museo Chini, hosted at the beautiful villa Pecori Giraldi.

Galileo, Tito, Chino have been some of the most important artists of the Liberty period in Italy. 


The Chini family became famous because of their ceramics’ production.

Today the Chini’s ceramics are still produced by the descendant Vieri Chini, who is working for the new owner of the Chini Manufacture, mr Franco Pecchioli. These ceramics are 


The is the address of the museum and the opening time:

Museo civico della Manifattura Chini
Piazzale Lavacchini, 1 – 50032 Borgo San Lorenzo
tel. 055 8456230 – e-mail: –
Opening time :
From the 1st of  November to the 31st of March: Saturday and Sunday: 10-13 and 15-18
From the 1st of April to the 31st of October: from Thursday to Sunday:  9-13 and 15-19
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Italian Moto Grand Prix – Mugello Circuit – 1 June 2014

8 Dec


The Italian Moto Grand Prix of Mugello, one of the most beautiful race track of the world, next year, will be held on Sunday,  1 June 2014. The trials will be the 30 and the 31 of May.


The Mugello Circuit is located in Via Senni, 15 – Scarperia, in the Mugello valley, 30 km north of Florence in Tuscany. The lenght of the  race track is 5.245 km, and it has 15 turns and a long straight.


For more information contact the Mugello Circuit0 tel 0039 055 849 9111

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Marron Buono Festival – Marradi, Mugello – Florence, Tuscany

30 Sep


Marradi is a village, part of the northern area of Mugello, on the Appennines between Tuscany amd Emilia Romagna.

This is the native villa of the poem Dino Campana, and land of Marron Buono (a kind of big chestnut) that got the Mugello area IGP trademark. Marradi and the surrounding area are rich of chestnut woods, producing this high quality chestnut.  Some years ago the “Mugello di Marradi Chestnut Road” has been created.

This “Mugello di Marradi Chestnut Road” involves the whole territory of the municipal and offers to the tourist a real chestnut based “journey” (for more details visit the web site

The gastronomy of the Mugello area is rich of dishes based on “marroni” such as marrons glacés and Marradi marroni cake, a symbol of local gastronomic culture.


During the famous “Chestnut Festival”, that takes place every year in October, that in 2013, takes place on the 6, 13, 20 and 27.

In this period you can reach Marradi by an evocative steam-train.


The marroni of Marradi are one of the many reasons to come in Tuscany during the Autumn. October is a beautiful month. The temperature is still mild, and the gastronomy offers some of the best and tasteful products, such as porcini mushrooms, truffles, of course marroni chestnut, but it is also time of the game dishes and the new olive oil.

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