The Mugello territory of northern Tuscany lies just a few miles to the north of Florence. Located in the foothills of the Romagna Apennines and crossed by the Sieve River, Mugello has a striking natural beauty to it, with a huge range of landscapes, perfect for quiet holidays in the great outdoors. Many motor sports fans will already be acutely aware of the beauty of Mugello, as the Mugello race circuit is one of the most famous international racing circuits on the motorcycling calendar, but away from the track, the peace and tranquillity found from a Mugello villa is stunning.
Those following international motorbike racing flock to the area each year, taking every hotel room in the region, but by taking private holiday accommodation at Mugello race circuit have the extra joy of being able to explore the whole region, explore the famous cuisine and get to know the countryside which surrounds the circuit, turning a racing weekend into a full holiday in the Tuscan sun. There are events at Mugello race circuit from March to October, with the centrepiece being the Italian Grand Prix Moto GP.
Nature lovers will be hugely excited by the prospect of a Mugello holiday. There are forested hills, terraced vineyards and lush river basins in which to go hiking, riding, and mountain biking in the sun. The area around Gabbianello is particularly good for nature. The huge wetland area is home to a vast range of birdlife, including bitterns, white storks and flamingos. The whole area could have been designed specifically with walking and riding holidays in mind, and after a long, hard day of sport, a quick dip in Lake Bilancino could not possibly be any more refreshing! The lake is also home to a number of water sports, all easily arranged from the banks, including sailing and windsurfing.
Mugello is a region covered in lakes and rivers, meaning that fishing holiday also thrive from Mugello villas. Fishing in the area is exceptional, and permits are readily available from tackle shops throughout the towns and villages of the area. The clean waters of Lake Bilancino harbour many species of fish, including carp, chub, trout, bass and catfish to name just a few. The Poggio dei Medici Golf Course is a fantastic asset for visitors staying in a holiday home in Mugello too.
The Mugello social calendar is filled to bursting point with festivals, fairs and folklore events, which celebrate every aspect of life in the region, from art to cuisine, nature to history, meaning that you can almost always develop a clear understanding of the local mentality during your stay in Mugello accommodation.
Borgo San Lorenzo is located in the heart of the Sieve Valley, with excellent walking, riding and biking possibilities on the hills on either side of the valley, as well as having fantastic access to the waters of Lake Bilancino.
The many castles, stately villas and churches which adorn the countryside around Barberino di Mugello make it a perfect place to visit in Mugello for a historical exploration of the region. The impressive historical buildings give the whole area a regal atmosphere, and the views from any accommodation here are breath taking.
Both Vecchio and Galliano are very attractive towns in the Tuscan countryside, ideal for getting away from it all and enjoying the rich nature of the region.
The Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence (FLR) is the nearest airport to the Mugello race circuit, and the best place from which to reach your self catering Mugello holiday rental. Unfortunately, there are currently no direct flights from the UK, instead there are direct flights to Pisa (PSA) and Bologna Airport (BLQ), both around an hours drive from Mugello.