Barberino di Mugello
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In the Middle Ages, the Cattani family of Combiate, nobles of this area, built a castle in a strategic position on a hill between the Stura and Lora valleys. The name Barberino di Mugello came from the Cattani family's coat of arms which portrayed the head of a man with three beards. In the 11th century, the actual village of Barberino di Mugello came to life at the foot of the castle, and in 1315, the Florentine Republic purchased the rights over the town from the Cattanis. At the centre of troubled and bloody historical events, it was the stage of battles, conquests and raids: from the Visconti to the Medici, the Papal State and the Viceroy of Naples to the Signoria of the Lorena in the 18th century. Its historic centre and monuments bear witness to the intense life of the village: il Palazzo Pretorio, the beautiful Piazza Cavour, the numerous small but elegant palaces and the ancient Pieve di San Silvestro church.
Staying at Barberino di Mugello will give you the chance to stay in accommodation facilities of the highest quality as well as of different categories and price: hotels, farm holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, b&b, rooms for rent, holiday homes, camp sites and tourist villages.
Less than a kilometre away from Barberino di Mugello, there is the ancient Badia di Santa Maria a Vicesimo church, with its splendid chancel. Worth a visit are also the village of Galliano and the hamlet of Mangona, characterised by settlements grouped together on the hilltops, la Pieve di San Michele church at Montecuccoli, la Villa - Castello di Cafaggiolo and the Castello di Villanova along the via Bolognese, one of the most significant eighteenth century estates in the Mugello area.
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