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The Mugello
Mugello
is a historic region and valley in northern Tuscany, in Italy. It is located to the north of the city of Florence
Florence
and includes the northernmost portion of the Metropolitan City of Florence. The Futa Pass
Futa Pass
connects the Mugello
Mugello
valley to the separate Santerno
Santerno
river valley.

Contents

1 History 2 Present day 3 Towns 4 See also

History[edit] The Mugello
Mugello
valley was settled by a Ligurian tribe known as the Magelli, whence the name. Then the region was occupied by the Etruscans who have left many archeological traces and who built the first road network of the Mugello. The subsequent Ancient Roman conquest and colonization of the Mugello region dates back to the 4th century BCE. It is not only testified by several finds such as tombs, coins, and walls, but also, through toponymy, e.g. names of places ending with the praedial suffix -ano (Latin -anus) or -ana: Cerliano, Figliano, Marcoiano, Galliano, Lucignano, etc. In the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
the Mugello
Mugello
was home to numerous castles. The Mugello
Mugello
region was later acquired by the Republic of Florence. Several patrician families of the area built villas here, such as those of the Medici including Villa
Villa
Medicea di Cafaggiolo and Villa Medicea del Trebbio. Present day[edit]

A road lined with cypress trees

Recently[when?][year needed] a dam was constructed across the Sieve river, forming the reservoir of Lake Bilancino in the Mugello valley. The Mugello
Mugello
gives its name to the Mugello Circuit
Mugello Circuit
(Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello), an automobile race track that hosts an annual Moto GP
Moto GP
event and to the Mugellese chicken a Bantam breed. Towns[edit]

Borgo San Lorenzo Scarperia Barberino di Mugello San Piero a Sieve Vicchio Dicomano San Godenzo

See also[edit]

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Coordinates: 43°57′00″N 11°23′00″E / 43.95°N 11.3833°E / 43.95; 11.3833

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