A few steps only from Mugello
A few steps only from the the Park Hotel Ripaverde there is the International
Racing Track of Mugello where there are important International races like the
Motorbike Italian GP, Ferrari Challenge, CIVT just to remember a few only.
Park Hotel Ripaverde is in the perfect location to visit Mugello. Here you can
discover the first Medici family residences, which origins are from Mugello,
proof of this past you can admire the Trebbio Castle that was the first Medici
family residence, and the Cafaggiolo Castle that it was built as their hunting
manor, both were restructured by architect Michelozzo in VX century.
Also the Bosco ai Frati convent, founded by the Ubaldini on VI century, after it
was left in 1349 for a plague, it was later restructured by Michelozzo in 1420
on behalf of Cosimo de'Medici.
Inside there is a crucifix attributed to be made by Donatello, keeping on the
famous native artists of Mugello, at Vespignano there is the house of Giotto da
Bondone and at Vicchio there is the Beato Angelico Museum.
In Borgo San Lorenzo is possible to visit the “Museum of Chini” where there
are exposed the Chini's potteries, grès vases and ornaments, also yu can see
a very rare stained-glass windows to proof the high level of the Liberty style
got by Chini; the visit of “Villa Pecori Giraldi” includes also wall paintings by
Chini's family, other two helical fireplaces.
For a full immersion in all Mugello countryside wonders, bike and horsing
guided tour are available on request.
Finally, just 30 minutes away from the Hotel,by Bus and Trains links, there is
Florence with all its masterpieces well known worldwide, guided tours are
available on request.