Mugello is a historic region and valley in northern Tuscany, in
Italy. It is located to the north of the city of
Florence and includes
the northernmost portion of the Metropolitan City of Florence. The
Futa Pass connects the
Mugello valley to the separate
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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,
Middle Ages the
Mugello was home to numerous castles.
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 Medicea di Cafaggiolo and Villa
Medicea del Trebbio.
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
Mugello gives its name to the
Mugello Circuit (Autodromo
Internazionale del Mugello), an automobile race track that hosts an
Moto GP event and to the
Mugellese chicken a Bantam breed.
Borgo San Lorenzo
Barberino di Mugello
San Piero a Sieve
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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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