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Tuscany food: celiac friendly Restaurants, Trattorie, Pizzerie, etc.

2 Jan

Tuscany is a place where  the celiacs can travel with pleasure for their eyes and for their taste.

The number of restaurants and trattorie offering gluten_free dedicated menu is growing constantly, and anyway, also where there is not any specific menu, the restaurants’ managers, waiters and chefs, are now aware about this kind of needs, and normally are able to adress the choice and to serve some naturally gluten free dish safely prepared.

As regards  the pizzerie, there are some specialized ones. It is normally better to inform about the non gluten free request at the reservation moment.

http://www.ristorantiperceliaci.net/cerca/ristorantiperceliaci_toscana.php

The gluteen fee products, such as pasta, biscuits, bread etc, are available, not only in the pahrmacy or in the specialised shops, but also in the supermarket, with a good choice. The CONAD spermarket chain is starting  indicating all the the gluten free products, includine salami, chips, fruit chuice, etc. with a specific and clear labels.

Now also Barilla is producine gluten free pasta.

The artisanal made ice-cream is naturally gluten free. All the goog gelaterie offers this kind of ice cream, and in many case salso gluten free ice cream cones.

Some good restaurants, trattorie and pizzeria addresses in Florence:

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The Cammillo Trattoria in Florence (Borgo S. Jacopo, 57/r ), offers a typical Tuscany food, and it is very attentive to the gluten free food, serving a spectacular fritto alla fiorentina also for celiac.

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L’Ora d’aria, by Marco Stabile, one of the best chefs in Florence, is also very attentive to the gluten free food, and if informed one day in advance, he can prepare also a fantastic gluten free bread.

http://www.oradariaristorante.com/en/odahome_en.html

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Hostaria Il Desco in Florence, Via delle Terme 23/R. Typical Tuscany food. Large portions at good price. The fanciful gluten free starters are simply fantastic, such as the Vin Santo cheese cake.

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La Cucina del Garga in Florence, Via S.Zanobil, 33a/r.  Excellent food, in a restaurant with a  gallery art, where young artists can show their works.  It is better to reserve; contact Alessandro Gargani.

http://www.garga.it/english.html

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Ciro & Son serves a really the best non gluten free pizzas in Florence. Ciro offers others gluten free dishes, and also a great Nutella crepe.

http://www.ciroandsons.com/eng-index.php

Some others addresses in Tuscany:

Restaurant Gallo Nero, in Siena, Via Del Porrione 65 53100 Siena – Italy Tel: 0577/284356 http://www.gallonero.it.  3 minutes walking from the marvelous Piazza del Campo, the restaurant, situated in a grotta with medieval atmosphere, offers traditional Tuscany food and also some excellent gluten free pasta dishes.

Bistrot Manalù, in Livorno, Piazza della Vittoria, 9 tel. 0586/958326 or mobile 333/2133839. The restaurant is 100% gluten free, and offers any kind of hand made gluten free pasta. An excellent new opening

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Restaurant Le Vecchie Mura, in San Gimignano (Siena), via Piandornella, 15  Tel  0577 940270. The restaurant offers real Tuscany food, together with a gluten free menu.  http://www.vecchiemura.it/en/menu.htm

Trattoria Tre Stelle, in Forte dei Marmi (Lucca), Via Montauti, 6, Phone +39 0584 80220 Mobile +39 335 7767977 mail: info@trattoriatrestelle.it. http://www.trattoriatrestelle.it. In the cool Forte dei Marmi, Massimo serves excellent sea-food, being very attentive to his gluten free guests, as he is cook the mixed fried fish using cornstarch, and he serves bread of different types, and many types of gluten free spaghetti, penne and noodles, as well as desserts.

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Tuscany thermal baths – the well-being and relaxation locations

13 Sep

Tuscany  is a Region rich of thermal location, where you can  relax and get rid of all the stress.

Starting from Lunigiana to the Crete Senesi, there are many  thermal centers which offer just the right get-away for  prople who want to take a break from their usual routine. Tuscany boasts many opportunities focused on well-being and guests are sure to delight when it comes to the top-notch services the region provides regarding beauty and health treatments. So, if you’re looking for a ‘great escape’, immerse yourself in the region’s very beautiful natural landscapes and unique gem-like towns. Tuscany has all it takes when it comes to feeling great!

See below for all of Tuscany’s thermal hot-spots:

Terme di Casciana
Piazza Garibaldi, 9
56034 Casciana Terme – PI
Booking : +39 0587 644608 – Fax: +39 0587 644673
Centralino: +39 0587 64461 – Fax: +39 0587 644629
e-mail: info@termedicasciana.it
http://www.termedicasciana.it

Terme Villa Borri
Via Galilei, 34
56034 Casciana Terme – PI
Tel: +39 0587 644644
Fax: +39 0587 644630
e-mail: info@termevillaborri.com
http://www.termevillaborri.com

Terme Bagni di Lucca
Piazza San Martino, 11
55021 Bagni di Lucca – LU
Tel: +39 0583 87221
Fax: +39 0583 808224
e-mail: terme@termebagnidilucca.it
http://www.termebagnidilucca.it

Terme di Uliveto
Via Provinciale Vicarese, 124
56010 Uliveto Terme – PI
Tel: +39 050 788686
Fax +39 050 788194
http://www.termediuliveto.it

Terme di Petriolo

Loc. Bagni di Petriolo
53015 Monticiano (SI)
Tel: +39 0577 757104
Fax: +39 0577 757092
e-mail: info@termepetriolo.it
http://www.termepetriolo.it

Terme di Santa Caterina in Bagno Vignoni

Piazza del Moretto, 12
53027 Bagno Vignoni – San Quirico d’Orcia – SI
Tel: +39 0577 887365
Fax: +39 0577 887365
e-mail: info@termebagnovignoni.it
http://www.termebagnovignoni.it

Terme di Chianciano
Via delle Rose, 12
53042 Chianciano Terme – SI
Tel: +39 848800243
e-mail: info@termechianciano.it
http://www.termechianciano.it

Terme di Equi Spa
P.zza delle Terme, 1
54013 Equi Terme – MS
Tel e Fax: +39 0585 949300
e-mail: info@termediequi.it
http://www.termediequi.it

Terme di Gambassi – Acqua Salsa di Pillo
Piazza Giuseppe di Vittorio, 1
50050 Gambassi Terme – FI
Tel e Fax: +39 0571 638141  +39 0571 639268
e-mail: info@termedigambassi.it

Terme di Montecatini
Viale Verdi, 41
51016 Montecatini Terme – PT
Infoline: +39 0572 7781
e-mail: info@termemontecatini.it
http://www.termemontecatini.it

Sorgente Sant’Elena spa
Via Della Libertà, 112
53042 Chianciano Terme – SI
Tel: +39 0578 31141
Fax: +39 0578 31369
e-mail: info@termesantelena.it
http://www.termesantelena.it

Terme San Carlo

Via dei Colli, 92 – San Carlo Terme
54100 Massa – MS
Tel: +39 0585 47703
numero verde +39 800238122
info@termedisancarlo.it

Terme di Montepulciano
Località Sant’Albino
Via delle Terme 46
53045 Montepulciano – SI
Tel: +39 0578 7911
Fax: + 39 0578 799149
e-mail: info@termemontepulciano.it
http://www.termemontepulciano.it

Terme di Saturnia

Loc. della Follonata
58014 Saturnia – Manciano – GR
Tel: +39 0564 600111
Fax: +39 0564 600863
e-mail: info@termedisaturnia.it
http://www.termedisaturnia.it

Terme Antica Querciolaia
Via Trieste, 22
53040 Rapolano Terme – SI
Tel: +39 0577 724091
Fax: +39 0577 725470
http://www.termeaq.it

Terme San Filippo
Loc. Bagni San Filippo, 23
53023 Castiglione d’Orcia – SI
Tel: +39 0577 872982
Fax: +39 0577 872684
info@termesanfilippo.it
http://www.termesanfilippo.it

San Giovanni Terme Rapolano
Via Terme San Giovanni, 52
53040 Rapolano Terme – SI
Tel: +39 0577.724030
Fax: +39 0577 724053
e-mail: info@termesangiovanni.it
http://www.termesangiovanni.it

Terme di Venturina
Viale delle terme, 36/40
57021 Venturina – LI
Tel: +39 0565 851066
e-mail: info@termediventurina.it
http://www.termediventurina.it

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Milo Manara, “Le Stanze del Desiderio” – Exhibition in Siena

25 Feb

Thanks to the great success, Siena has extended the opening of the exhibition  “Le stanze del desiderio” by Milo Manara, until  9 April 2012.

To the famous Italian comic strip artist, Siena has dedicated the first anthologic exhibition of Milo Manara career. It will be possible to explore fourty years of works and passions for the comics art, with about 300 drawings, video and installments and different kind of contributions. A tribute to the the eroticism Master and to one of the most famous illustrator in the world.

“Milo Manara – Le stanze del desiderio” è promossa dal Comune di Siena e dalla Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena e realizzata da Vernice Progetti Culturali. Curata da Claudio Curcio, direttore di Napoli COMICOM, struttura che segue le mostre del maestro veronese nel mondo da cinque anni, questo appuntamento segue idealmente la mostra-evento del 2005 dedicata a Hugo Pratt ed è ospitata nella stessa sede, le sale del Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala.

La mostra – “Milo Manara – Le stanze del desiderio” è un cammino multi-sensoriale ed onirico, per immergere il visitatore nell’universo sensuale della carriera di Milo Manara, senza soffermarsi in un percorso cronologico o didascalico, ma cercando di offrire una più estesa chiave di lettura alla sconfinata produzione di quello che è universalmente riconosciuto con uno dei grandi Maestri dell’Erotismo e dell’illustrazione tout court. Lo spettatore sarà accolto in un susseguirsi di vere e proprie “Stanze”, in cui, attraverso estratti audio e video, immagini digitali e ovviamente i suoi disegni e le sue tavole originali, potrà entrare in contatto con le tematiche più care all’autore veronese.
Le Stanze – Quasi senza soluzione di continuità, presenteranno i temi portanti della carriera di Manara, dall’esplorazione dell’avventura pura, attraverso il suo alter egoGiuseppe Bergman, passando per le due importanti figure di riferimento nel percorso professionale e personale dell’artista: Hugo Pratt e Federico Fellini. Sarà poi la volta delle uniche due eroine di Manara che sono diventate “personaggio”: Claudia, suo malgrado, protagonista del successo mondiale “Il Gioco”, e Miele, ben più consapevole star del “Profumo dell’Invisibile” e delle “Candid Camera”. Stanze anche per l’affresco storico dedicato ai Borgia, che permetteranno di scoprire l’enormità di dettagli presenti nelle tavole della storia sceneggiata da Alejandro Jodorowsky. Non mancherà ovviamente una Stanza “vietata”, che sotto il nome di “Eros e Thanatos” raccoglierà leimmagini più esplicite di Manara, insieme alle grandi tele della serie dedicata alla “Modella”.

Altre opere – Le immagini per la stampa e la pubblicità, le affiches di festival ed eventi, le tante copertine e, ancora, le celebri “storie brevi” e le pagine a fumetti più recenti, completeranno l’esposizione che conterà in totale quasi 300 originali, comprese le bellissime illustrazioni realizzate ad hoc per la città di Siena e per la sua mostra.

Orario della Mostra: 
tutti i giorni compresi i festivi 10,30/19,30

Biglietti:
Intero: 10 euro
Ridotto e convenzioni: 6  euro – Gruppi minimo 15 massimo 25 persone, minori di 18 anni e maggiori di 65; detentori di appositi coupon e possessori di tessera ACI, TCI, COOP, UNPLI.
Studenti di ogni ordine e grado: 4 euro
Gratuito: Bambini fino a 6 anni, disabili e accompagnatori, funzionari del Ministero Pubblica Istruzione e Beni e Attività Culturali.

Contatti organizzatori:
Complesso Museale Santa Maria della Scala
Piazza Duomo, 1 – 53100 – Siena
Telefono: 0577 534511
Email: infoscala@sms.comune.siena.it
Web: www.santamariadellascala.com

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L’Eroica a spectacular cycling race across the beauty of the Tuscany region

26 Jan

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The Eroica is a Foundation, the purpose of which is to safeguard the heritage of the white gravel roads of Tuscany. This was the motivation behind the cycling event which started in 1997.

In 2013, L’Eroica wil be raced on the 6th of October.

There will be the classic four different itineraries: 38Km 75Km  135Km  and  205Km.

A unique bicycle race between the gorgeous Tuscany countryside. Close to the white roads where the Eroica is raced there are stone farmhouses, typical Tuscany case coloniche. These locations can be reached by car, but at the same time, they are far from the traffic. Peaceful locations, where you can decide if you want to race l’Eroica or just to relax in front of the hills with a glass of Chianti  and a Toscano cigar………..

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Tuscany is a a beautiful region which offers so much both to the locals and the visitors and L’Eroica is an attractions enhancing the popularity of this unique territory. It is a spectacular and special cycling race held in Tuscany  in autumn, normally in the month of October.

Started from 1997, L’Eroica is a “period” cycle rally held through a course which crosses mainly gravel roads. Giancarlo Brocci conceived this event to save the “strade bianche”, the white Tuscany roads. Brocci conceived L’Eroica as a race with four different courses atarting and ending in Gaiole in Chianti.

It is a unique race. The course of the race is through dust, mud and gravel, uphill and downhill routes which test the ability of the cyclist. The view and the surroundings are scenographic and beautiful but make the riders adapt to and sometimes even endure a lot to complete the race and become “eroica” or heroic. As the heroes and tourists battle through the short, medium or long courses they are offered vintage refreshments and traditional foods to sustain them in their untiring efforts. Participating in the L’Eroica is not only a heroic but also a fun and adventure filled test of strength and endurance. It is possible to see many vintage bikes restored and used in this race. The Bianchi is definitely the favourite cycle used in the race.

L’Eroica is an “Italian Classic” race which get the opportunity to see so much vintage cycling memorabilia.

During the L’Eroica the  town of Gaiole comes alive and displays pictures of the past racing events. Some of the pictures are in mono chrome and the cyclists are wearing woolen jerseys and shorts. They even have spare bicycle tires around their necks.

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The Courses at L’Eroica

The L’Eroica is definitely one of the most scenic and enduring races ever. The course of the race follows through the beautiful roads in Tuscany, in the Chianti, Val d’Arbia and the Val d’Orcia areas. To complete the entire race the partecipants have to cycle through smooth roads, difficult paths, sometimes going off road through rural and scenic routes.

The views are beautiful. However the roads and paths can be treacherous too though they seem like gentle slopes they have some hairpin bends and many twists and turns.

There are four different courses- the long course, the medium course, the short course and the cyclotouristic course. All the courses start from Gaiole in Chianti and the long course also ends in Gaiole in Chianti.

L’Eroica- the Heroic Chianti Cycling RaceThe long course is marked with permanent signs and arrows. It covers a distance of 205 kilometres filled with scenic beauty, flat roads, hilly roads  and unpaved roads.  It is a real proof of heroism and relives the experience of Tuscans through the ages with their ancient cycles and strength and fortitude traveling through and working in these beautiful and rugged regions of Tuscany.  Some cyclists use historic bicycles and traditional costumes and trademark clothing while participating in L’Eroica.

The medium course is 135 kilometres long. It also has permanent signs and directions and traverses across scenic beauty, hilly regions and the “strade bianche” as well as asphalt roads.

The short course and the cyclotouristic courses also traverse through scenic roads. They do not have permanent signs. The course has mainly asphalt roads with a few unpaved roads.

Registration for the Event

L’Eroica- the Heroic Chianti Cycling RaceL’Eroica is normally organized in October. The L’Eroica is open to the participation of cyclists belonging to both genders. There are a few rules to participate at L’Eroica. A valid racing license (Italian and foreign) is required though you can obtain it a one day license cum insurance as well. There is a participation fee and online registration which generally closes by mid September. This is a “period” rally and costumes and heritage and even antique bikes are preferred. However modern bicycles, excluding mountain bikes and modern clothing are also allowed. Bike numbers and other registration details have to be completed the evening before.

Prizes


L’Eroica offers few prizes too. All riders (whether they ride in ancient or modern bicycles) who finish the long race within 7.30 pm (the official time limit) receive  a commemorative plate and a bottle of Chianti Classico with a special label on it. Special Prizes are given to individuals who ride “heroic” bicycles. Ten prizes are also given for the heroic rides on the long course and for those who used ancient and antique bicycles.

Refreshments

There are traditional refreshments at specific places along the course. There is a wide selection of Water, Wine, Grapes, Bread and Garlic. Lunch does include the traditional Ribbolita, different Tuscan breads, cold meats including Prosciutto and the Chianti wines. At the end of the race a  typical traditional Tuscan dinner is provided.

Clothing

Many participants dress up in vintage costumes. It is very colourful and in keeping with the spirit of a bygone era which is one of the aims of L’Eroica. L’Eroica is a must visit and must participate event at least once in a lifetimes is the opinion of many. It is a beautiful and energetic way of exploring the beautiful province of Tuscany especially the region designated as Chianti.

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Mille Miglia – La corsa più bella del mondo – Mugello again the perfect set to admire the historical race

19 Jan

The 31st edition of the historical race will start the 16th of May and will finish on the 19th of May.

For all the information: http://www.1000miglia.eu/Edizione-2013/Informazioni-generali/

Also this year the Mille Miglia race, “La corsa più bella del mondo”, will take place in May. It will start on the 17th and finishes on the 20th of May, in Brescia.

As usual, coming back from Rome, the Mille Miglia will cross the beautiful roads of Mugello. San Piero a Sieve, Scarperia, Barberino del Mugello, Firenzuola.

The passionates could assist to the race in the beautiful set of Mugello, and having the chance to admire the  most significant cars in the context of race history, and also to assist to unique cavalcade, portraying thirty years of the evolution of motor racing, from 1927 to 1957.

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MILLE MIGLIA 16th – 20th MAY 2012 DRAFT PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY 16th MAY

9.00 am 8.00 pm

12.00 pm

5.00 pm 9.00 pm

Cars brought to the Fiera di Brescia (Brescia Trade Fair). Welcome coffee, administrative and technical checks, assignation of event numbers, distribution of road books. Night-time security surveillance of the cars and parking of trailers and transportation trucks inside the Fiera.

Press conference

Holy Mass in the Duomo Vecchio, Piazza Paolo VI. Gala dinner

THURSDAY 17th MAY

7.30 am 1.30 pm

8.30 am 3.30 pm

8.30 am 12.00 noon

8.30 am 3.30 pm

10.00 am

4.45 pm 8.00 pm

6.30 pm 12.30 am

Cars brought to the Fiera di Brescia. Welcome coffee, administrative and technical checks, assignation of event numbers and road books. Parking of trailers and transportation trucks inside the Fiera.

Cars entered head for Piazza della Loggia for the sealing.

Cars presented to the public in Piazza della Loggia.

Cars exhibited in piazzas and specially designated areas of the city centre.

Blessing of a representative of the cars in Piazza Paolo VI.

Buffet dinner at the Mille Miglia Museum in Brescia.

Start of the first car from Viale Venezia and presentation of the cars to the public.

Arrival of the first car in Ferrara, end of the first leg. Cars parked. Shuttle service to the various hotels. Welcome snack in hotel rooms with appetizer and fruit. Overnight stay.

FRIDAY 18th MAY

1.30 pm 4.00 pm

6.30 am 10.00 am

Shuttle service from the hotels to the parking area reserved for Mille Miglia cars. 8.00 am Start of the first car from Ferrarra for the Ferrara – Rome leg.

Buffet lunch.

Arrival of the first car in Rome.

On-stage parade of cars to present them to the public at Castel Sant’Angelo. 8.30 pm Cars parked overnight in the Villa Borghese car park

Shuttle services to the various hotels. Buffet dinner in the hotels and overnight stay.

SATURDAY 19th MAY

11.30 am 2.00 pm

10.15 pm

10.30 pm 1.30 am

5.00 am 8.30 am

Shuttle service from the hotels to the Villa Borghese indoor car park 6.30 am Start of the first car from Rome Castel Sant’Angelo for the Rome– Brescia leg.

SUNDAY 20th MAY

Buffet lunch in. Arrival of the first car in the centre of Brescia, in Borgosatollo.

Presentation of the cars to the public in Viale Venezia. Cars parked in the secure areas of the Fiera di Brescia. Overnight stay .

Shuttle service from the hotels to the Teatro Grande. Awards ceremony.

11.00 am 1.30 pm Aperitif and farewell lunch in Brescia.

Firenze città della musica

20 Dec

Vicino al vecchio Comunale, a Firenze sta sorgendo una città della musica. È stata chiamata Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, nome semplice per farsi capire meglio dai turisti stranieri, ma ospiterà diversi generi. È la nuova casa del Maggio Fiorentino. Lirica,  danza e altri generi musicali, al Parco della Musica di Roma, saranno di casa. Apertura con Zubin Mehta e l’Orchestra del Maggio, davanti a ministri e sovrintendenti da tutta Europa, hanno eseguito la novità Gegenliebe del fiorentino Sylvano Bussotti e la Nona di Beethoven.

Due sale: la grande da 1.800 posti, in legno di pero, ha la forma di una sala tradizionale a ferro di cavallo, ma all’interno di un’onda sinuosa; la piccola è da 1.100 posti. Poi la cavea all’aperto ( 2.200 spettatori), da cui si ha  una vista mozzafiato su Firenze.  Il primo test acustico spetta a Mehta che si dice soddisfatto, dell suono  caldo e avvolgente.

Siamo nella zona  tra la città storica dei Medici e il Parco delle Cascine. La piazza attraverso cui si accede alle sale, al ristorante e al bookshop, sarà la più grande di Firenze.

Si è tenuto conto della tradizione fiorentina nei materiali: il marmo cipollino riveste le due sale,  il cotto smaltato nella torre scenica; l’oro rinascimentale nel foyer. I nuovi teatri in Italia sono una rarità.  Ci  vorranno  8 mesi per ultimare la sala piccola e la torre necessaria alla lirica; tecnologicamente all’avanguardia, che consentirà di provare tre allestimenti contemporaneamente. La prima opera, il 24 novembre, sarà Turandot di Puccini diretta da Zubin Mehta e con la regia di Zhang Yimou. Dunque, si apre e si chiude, ma era l’unico modo per onorare i 150 anni dell’Unità d’Italia, ovvero l’evento che ha consentito di avere i 150 milioni di euro. Ne mancano tra gli 80 e i 100 per il completamento dei lavori, che era stato promesso dal governo Berlusconi. La sovrintendente Francesca Colombo è fiduciosa che il nuovo governo non  lascerà l’opera incompiuta.  Dall’anno 2012 gli spettacoli aumenteranno del 40 per cento».

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Tuscany, a way of life – 1st part

17 Dec

Desidero inaugurare questo blog scrivendo del Mugello. Un territorio che si sviluppa a nord di Firenze, lungo la dorsale Appenninica che collega la Toscana all’Emilia Romagna.

Il capoluogo è Borgo San Lorenzo. Barberino di Mugello, Scarperia, San Piero a Sieve e Vicchio sono le località più importanti nell’area di prossima a Firenze, mentre Firenzuola e Marradi sono più vicine all’Emilia Romagna.

Il Mugello è caratterizzato da verdi valli, e dolci colline, in particolare nella zona più vicina a Firenze, splendidi borghi, castelli e ville Medicee. Il Mugello è famoso nel mondo per ospitare da tanti anni il Gran Premio d’Italia di motociclismo, che si svolge nell’autodromo Ferrari di Scarperia. La vocazione sportiva del territorio è confermata dalla presenza di uno dei più importanti campi da golf d’Italia, il Poggio dei Medici Golf Club.

Inoltre sul lago di Bilancino è possibile svolgere attività sportive come vela, surf e canoa.

Arte, storia, gastronomia sono altri importanti motivi per visitare il Mugello. Una delle zone più verdi e autentiche della Toscana.

Importanti artisti del passato come Giotto, Beato Angelico, Furini, Foggini, la famiglia Chini, hanno impreziosito con le loro opere chiese, ville e palazzi di questa valle. La vocazione artistica della zona è confermata anche per la presenza di numerosi artisti contemporanei, il più illustre dei quali è sicuramente il Barberinese Giuliano Vangi.

Le occasioni per trascorrere una vacanza in Mugello sono tante, ecco alcuni esempi:

per vivere l’esperienza di una vacanza nella campagna Toscana, a pochi chilometri da Firenze;

per giocare a golf;

per partecipare al gran premio d’Italia di motociclismo

per assistere al passaggio della Mille Miglia

ed ecco anche alcuni suggerimenti:

Vedere, splendida casa coloniche per 18 persone; http://www.vacavilla.com/vacation-home/house/29236.html

Collina, casa indipendente con piscina per 10 persone, http://www.vacavilla.com/vacation-home/house/28588.html

Poggiolino, appartamento con piscina per 4 persone, http://www.vacavilla.com/vacation-home/house/28788.html

Piano Rosso, appartamento con piscina per 8 persone, http://www.vacavilla.com/vacation-home/house/29234.html

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