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The Italian MotoGP, the race under the Tuscan sun

5 Feb

The Italian Grand Prix at the Mugello Circuit, -one of the most important appointment of the MotoGP-, this year it will be from the 2nd to the 4th of June in the spectacular Mugello Circuit, at Scarperia, few km north of Florence.


During the motogp week, Mugello becomes the center of the attention of all the moto’s passionates, and it is full of life and events. If you are planning to attend this great moto’s event, think about to stay in a beautiful home.


You could have relaxing time with your friends and family in the garden or in the private pool of your Tuscan villa or farmhouse, as the charming Casa del Mugello. For further information ask to Vacavilla. Andrea, Elisa and Susi will be happy to assist and support you to find the best solution for your needs. Exclusively for the Vacavilla’s guests, the Fashio Passport giving access to 10% discount on your shopping at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet.



Mille Miglia 2014 – the Tuscan itinerary

8 Apr

This year The Mille Miglia race starts on the 15th and finish the 18th of May. As usual the starting and the arrival city is Brescia, but the itinerary this year shows some changes respect to the latest edition.


The Mille Miglia race will cross Tuscany the 17th of May, during the third day, whilst the car will move from Rome to Bologna.


The race will pass through Radicofani, Buonconvento, Siena, Volterra, Pisa, Lucca and il Passo della Futa in Mugello, where it will be possible to admire the fantastic vintage cars partecipating to the more beautiful race of the world.


Take the opportunity to visit Tuscany in the Mille Miglia weekend. Rent a villa or an apartment in Tuscany. Contact Vacavilla, Andrea, and Susi will be happy to find the right holiday homes solution for you. Call the +39 0577 1656 690 or write to: info@vacavilla.com.


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: info@villapecori.it – museochini@comune.borgo-san-lorenzo.fi.it
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
Ticket adult: 3 Euro; Reduced: 1,50 Euro.

http://www.vacavilla.com offers a wide collection of villas with pool in the Mugello area.
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Scarperia in Mugello is the Italian capital for the manufacture of knives and blades

22 Jan

Scarperia is a small medieval town in the Mugello valley, few kilometers north of Florence.

Famous in the world because of the Mugello racetrack, since many years has been hosting the Italian MotoGP, Scarperia has a very long handcraft tradition in the production of cutting tools. Despite the iron-working was already a strong local tradition, an authentic Cutler’s Statute dates to the15th Century.


Coltellerie Berti Srl, Via Roma, 43, Scarperia (Firenze)

The cutlery tradition were handed down from father to son, and this business still has an important role in the town’s economy, despite, when early in the 20th Century the Italian legislation drastically shortened the legal length of the blade of the switch knife.


CONAZ Coltellerie dei Fratelli Consigli & C. Snc, Via G. Giordani 20 Scarperia (Firenze)

Today, it is possible to admire some examples of old blades and knives at the Museo dei Ferri Taglienti, hosted in the beautiful Palazzo dei Vicari (the ancient Government Palace, that is still the most important monument of Scarperia), whilst the new models such as the traditional custom-made ‘zuava’, the short ‘mozzetti’, and the horn-handled ‘palmerino’ pocket-knife, can be bought in the artisanal shops located in the hamlet of the town.


Coltellerie Giglio Eredi dei F.lli Risti Via dell’Oche 48 Scarperia (Firenze)


Coltellerie Saladini, Via Roma 25, Scarperia (Firenze)

The Mugello valley is one of the area where Vacavilla offer a good range of villas with pools, perfect for holidays with your family or friends. Contact Andrea and Susi at info@vacavilla.com or call them at +39 0577 165 6690 – http://www.vacavilla.com

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CEO of Vacavilla Srl



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


For your stay in Mugello, rent a villa or an apartment with Vacavilla. Susie and Andrea will give all the information you need, and will help you in finding the right solution for your requirements’ stay.

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Look at some examples of Vacavilla accommodations in Mugello.









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 http://www.stradadelmarrone.it).

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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14 Medici’s villas became part of the Unesco World Heritage

10 Jul

Recently 14 Medici’s villas have been included into the Unesco world heritage list. Same of these villas are worldwide well-known, some others are also amazing monuments, but not as well known as the first ones, ones, and some others need to be saved and to be valued.  Some of these villas are in and around Florence, but there are also residences iscattered in other Tuscany areas, and also in the glamourous Versilia.

These ones are the 14 Medici’s villas included into ‪‎Unesco World Heritage‬:


‪#‎Castello di Cafaggiolo‬ #Barberino di Mugello



‪#‎Castello del Trebbio‬ #Mugello 


#‎Villa di Careggi‬ #Florence


#‎Villa Medici di Fiesole‬


‪#‎Villa di Castello‬


‪#‎Villa di Poggio a Caiano‬


‪#‎Villa della Petraia‬ #Sesto Fiorentino


#‎Giardino di Boboli #Florence‬ 

Villa di Cerreto Guidi 1

#‎Villa di Cerreto Guidi


‪#‎Palazzo Mediceo Seravezza‬ #Versilia


‪#‎Giardino di Pratolino‬


‪#‎Villa La Magia‬  #Quarrata‪ #Pistoia


#‎Villa di Artimino #Prato


#‎Villa di Poggio Imperiale‬ #Florence

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