In the Neighbourhood

The village of Scarperia is within walking distance, where you can find the following amenities:

2 supermarkets, a post office, 2 banks/ATM, a chemist’s, and several excellent restaurants and trattoria.
• The Mugello racetrack – 1km
• the Poggio dei Medici golf course – 3km
• San Piero train station – 4km
• Bilancino Lake – 7km
• The birthplace of Giotto – 10km
• The Gothic Line
• The old Madonna dei Tre Fiumi water mill
• Firenze a 25 Km


Places to visit include:
Palazzo dei Vicari, Museum of Cutting Blades, the Parish Church of. S. Maria a Fagna in Scarperia.
The Bosco ai Frati Concent and Giotto’s birthplace and the Museum of Sacred Art in Vicchio.
The Agricultural Museum in Grezzano and the Craft Museum in Sant’Agata.
It’s possible to reach Florence by train from San Piero station (approx. 30 mins) or by bus from Scarperia (approx. 45 mins).


Hiking/mountain biking: The Mugello area offers a variety of clearly-signposted trails for hiking or mountain biking – we will happily lend you bikes. If you’re feeling adventurous, the Giogo mountain pass, 1000 m above sea-level, is less than 10 km away.

Swimming: there are several outdoor swimming pools in the area, including Borgo Nuovo, on the outskirts of Scarperia as well as Borgo San Lorenzo and Mugello Verde (near Cafaggiolo). You can also swim in the Bilancino Lake in summer. It’s also possible to go canoeing and sailing on the lake.

Golf – the nearby hotel Poggio dei Medici boasts a top class golf course.

Horse riding – It’s possible to go horse riding at the nearby Ranch Ricavo.

We are also very close to the Mugello racetrack, which offers a variety of motorsports.


The best place to relax is at home with us, whether sitting in the garden, reading a book from our library, sitting in front of the cozy fire in winter or lounging by the pool in summer.