Muccianello - our farm
in the tuscany-countryside
our farm is to be found in the gentle green countryside
of the Mugello, a short distance from Florence. Here on
the hill of Vespignano is the birthplace of Giotto, famous
Florentine artist of the 13th centrury (AD 1267).
We invite you to a holiday in the area which inspired not only Giotto but also
Benvenuto Cellini and Beato Angelico, whose masterpieces are admired worldwide.
We invite you to enjoy your holiday in a home which has existed since the times
of the Medici family who from this area startet their rise towards Florence and
the rest of Tuscany.
We invite you holiday in beautiful natural surroundings filled with the many
perfumes of wild herbs, Roses and Lemons.
The farm has been run by our family for more than two
hundred years. Up until the year 1970 the property included
the house where Giottto was born. This now belongs to the
Municipality and is transformed into an interesting Museum
for both children und adults.
Our wine, fruit and olive oil, (famous for the low acid
content) can be tastet on the spot. Other farm products
are wheat, maize, sunflowers and chestnuts.
A hundred years ago you could have ordered silk, flax and
linnen fabrics, also sheep wood for the making of matresses
and awful itchy pullovers.
We rent 3 independent living quarters in 2 different houses:
Casale della Vigna – is a large house whose outer
walls were built before the period of Giotto, as for back
as a thousand years. Even today you can see an arch built
drypack into the wall. Probablythis was one of the entrances
into the castle of Vespignano from which depended the present
Comune of Vicchio.
From this historic house the eye travels across our little
wineyard over the green hills towards Vicchio to arrive
as far as the summit of Falterona, a mountain once venerated
by the ancient Etruscans. Towards the west the eye sweeps
across to Borgo San Lorenzo, capital of the Mugello with
its 10.000 inhabitants, as far as the Monte Morello and
Monte Senario. At sunset the last rays of light filter
through to Florence.
The house offers a comfortable stay for up to 16 persons.
There are eight bedrooms with double beds, four bathrooms,
big and small livingrooms where one can sit in perfect
peace or in pleasant company. The large fireplace in
the main livingroom offers an ideal gathering place in
of a cheerful fire, either to play cards, storytell or
roast the delicious meat of Mugello. Also the kitchen
is large and spacious and allows one to cook and taste
prepared food on the big marble table.
Outside the sunny loggias await you for breakfast in
true holiday spirit. Here you can relax with a good
book at teatime, or sip a cup of coffee while chatting
and preparing the barbecue.
Casa della Seta:
Selve I and Selve II – This house,
used by the silk farmer as recently as the fifties, is
now divided into two separate apartments, each suitable
for 4/5 persons, with individual entrances and gardens
plus barbecue facilities. The last of the Mulberry trees
in the small garden of Selve I is a reminder of the previous
activities of the house.