In Mugello you can find traces of a history that could well belong
to one of the greater European capital cities.
Situated densely along the river Sieve are numerous ancient hamlets
and towns of complex construction. This once important Etruscan
land became, in Roman times, the site of colonies and hamlets.
The families of the Medieval lords, such as the Giudi and the Ubaldini,
soon came to compete with the City State of Florence, which was
expanding and in search of "new lands". From the 14th
century onward, the area underwent a period of renewed development
and expansion thanks to the particular strategic and economic importance
that the Mugello basin held for Florence.
The Medici, whose origins lie in the territory, and the Lorraine
families considered the land a source of great pride and invested
considerable sums to consolidate their presence in the area around
Florence. Important structures and fortresses, castles, villas and
manors remain to bear witness to that important period of development
in Mugello. It is, in fact, a well-known fact that the area played
an extremely important role in the development of the artistic and
cultural history of Florence.
Artists such as Giotto and Beato Angelico were born here; renowned
architects worked on the construction of the hamlets in the "walled
lands"; and the Mugello landscape has inspired and has been
depicted in numerous Florentine paintings.
Tourisms - turismo.mugello.toscana.it
Ceramics - www.mugello.net/liberty/presenz.htm