Mugello region

Mugello is a landscape north of Florence, Italy.


The Mugello is located in the northern part of the province of Florence. It is bordered on the north by the province of Bologna and to the west by the province of Prato. It is traversed by the Sieve, a tributary of the River Arno and is located in the Apennines tosco - Romagnolo. Other rivers that originate in the Mugello, are the Santerno the Savena, the Setta and the Sillaro, all of which drain to the north. The Futapass is part of the landscape. Eight communities in the Mugello have joined forces to Comunità montana del Mugello, but remained independent municipalities of the province.



In the year 542 occurred at the Battle of Mucellium the Ostrogoths and the Eastern Roman Empire over the course of the Gotenkriegs. In the Middle Ages the Mugello was the seat of numerous noble families and their castles. The Mugello was conquered by the Florentine Republic.


Nearby Scarperias is the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello, which is owned by the carmaker Ferrari. On the slopes of the Italian Grand Prix will be held in the Motorcycle World Championship every year. In addition, it is mainly used by several Formula 1 teams, Scuderia Ferrari, as a test track.