Relax and good food, welcome to Firenzuola!
Firenzuola is the boundary city of Alto Mugello, on the border between Florence and Bologna. The name Firenzuola comes from Florence and means "small Firenze"; it was founded in 1373 by the Florentine Republic as strategic outpost between Tuscany and Emilia.
The Tuscan gem of Santerno Valley
It’s renowned for the pietra serena, typical gray sandstone used to decorate noble buildings throughout Tuscany. Firenzuola is located in the valley of Santerno river, surrounded by rolling hills, shady woods and panoramic roads.
Don’t miss the Museum of Pietra Serena underneath the old fortress, today the Town Hall in the very center of Firenzuola. The characteristic portico is full of shops where you find handmade pasta, local and organic food, wine and honey. The historic center of Firenzuola is a small shopping center where to buy local products coming from Mugello and surroundings.
The municipality of Firenzuola is large and includes some beautiful point of interests such as the Romanesque Pieve di Cornacchiaia, the Ethnographic Museum of Bruscoli and the museum at Badia di Moscheta.
For more information about Mugello, please visit the
official tourism site.
La Via degli Dei
We are located in STAGE 3 on the VIA DEGLI DEI, the path stops in our town, precisely on the FUTA PASS, that is 11 kilometers (almost 7 miles) away from the center of the capital and we cover this distance with our SHUTTLE SERVICE for guests of our hotel. Firenzuola is a small village where you will find every service: pharmacy, grocery stores, laundry, tobacco shop, cafes, and so on.
The VIA DEGLI DEI (Path of Gods), one of the most famous routes in Italy, especially in the last years, goes from Bologna to Florence (but you can travel it from Florence to Bologna too!). It crosses the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, with its charm of a place yet to be discovered: the Contrafforte Pliocenico nature reserve, the "Flaminia militare", a road built in 187 BC by the will of the Roman consul C. Flaminio, the Trebbio Castle, commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici, the Sanctuary of Monte Senario where the friars offer to walkers the liqueur "Gemma di abeto", secretly prepared locally, the city of Fiesole, a wonderful village located in the hills of Florence and founded by the Etruscans ...
Via degli Dei is all of this, a non-religious itinerary that is born from the spirit of a group of Bolognese walkers from the CAI (Club Alpino Italiano, the senior Italian alpine club) Association (the Dû pâs e ‘na gran magnè, a short walk and a great meal in Bolognese dialect) who wanted to reach Florence to… eat an excellent Florentine steak with the exuberant spirit of those who walk to enjoy the journey and the little things in life.
It is nonetheless a historical path which the Etruscans and Romans travelled to develop their trades, which merchants and wanderers undertook during the Middle Ages, which lived tragic moments such as the Second World War (it spans largely over the Gothic Line) and which today has brought small towns of the Apennines back to life.