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Bed & Breakfast and holiday farm at the foot of the Apennine mountains north of Florence in Tuscany:
Villa Panzano - La Topaia - Sanvitale -
I nidi di Belforte - Attulaio - La Colombaia - Corzano

tortelli di patate tipici del mugelloFood and wine events
At all times of the year, and most especially at weekends, Mugello offers a wide choice of food- and wine-related festivals and events celebrating the typical recipes and genuine produce of the local and Tuscan culinary tradition.

Potato Tortelli Festivals
Borgo San Lorenzo, from April to mid September

The villages of Luco di Mugello, Ronta, Panicaglia, Grezzano and Sagginale take turns in the Spring and Summer months playing host to gastronomic events celebrating the best loved dish in Mugello cuisine, the delicious potato tortello ('tortello di patate'), which is usually followed by barbecued dishes such as the Florentine T-bone steak ('bistecca alla fiorentina').

Pane del Mugello Bread and something

Marradi, 3rd week in May

This festival celebrates the typical Mugello bread in all its shapes and uses with food stalls offering the traditional Tuscan bread and anything to go with it: olive oil, tomato, basil, pepper, cured meats, salami, salt, lard, wine and sugar, butter, chocolate, jam, preserves, honey and what not!.

Mugello Magnalonga
Grezzano (Borgo S. Lorenzo), May 1st

For about a decade, Slow Food has been organizing this gluttons' walk along a given route dotted with refreshment stalls offering delicious local produce. Proceeds go to charity projects in Third World countries.

http://www.funghiitaliani.it/Festival of the Prugnolo mushroom
Firenzuola, last weekend in May and first in June

'Prugnolo' is a delicious white, soft mushroom with a mealy taste and smell. It grows in the Spring months on roadsides or pastureland, preferably near thorn bushes, and its English name (St George's mushroom) indicates that its growing season starts around April 23rd, St George's Day. The event is a feast of typical mushroom-based dishes, with the added bonus of stalls selling fresh local produce and folk shows.

Wild boar Festival
Palazzuolo sul Senio, August 15th

The traditional mid August country fair held at Palazzuolo attracts thousands of visitors each year and is made even more palatable by the 'Sagra del Cinghiale' serving typical game dishes.

Palazzuolo sul Senio, one weekend in late September

Culinary and environmental festival in 'Italy's dream village'. Also winery tours on each Saturday in September.

marrone del mugelloChestnut Festival
Marradi, Sundays in October

'Marrone, che passione!' ('Chestnut, such passion!') claims the event catch phrase. Visitors may purchase the unsurpassable Marradi chestnuts and taste the typical dishes of the local cuisine with many chestnut-based recipes. Special steam trains carry visitors to Marradi from Florence, Faenza and Bologna.

October at Palazzuolo
Palazzuolo Sul Senio, Sundays in October

Festival of chestnuts and other seasonal produce such as mushrooms and truffles. Attractions include music entertainment and hiking visits under the escort of qualified environmental guides.

From the Woods and from the Stone
Firenzuola, 2nd and 3rd weekends in October

Fair of Mugello PGI chestnuts and Firenzuola grey sandstone.

Truffle Sagra
Scarperia, 1st and 2nd weekends in November

At the same time as the truffle and local produce market, Scarperia hosts a culinary festival with truffle-based recipes and traditional dishes.