the village of Scarperia, in the Mugello valley, is famous for the production of craft knives.
 
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Scarperia

The village of the knives
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Village of Scarperia
Municipality of Scarperia e San Piero
Metropolitan City of Florence
Tuscany Region

Population: 12.150 (5.163 in the village)
Altitude centre: 292 m s.l.m.

Unesco Site: 
Giardini e Ville Medicee. La Villa del Trebbio

the Municipality is part of:
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città dei motori
Unesco World Heritage Sites
Unione Montana del Mugello

Municipality of Scarperia e San Piero
Via dei Bastioni 3, Scarperia - Scarperia e San Piero (FI)
Tel. +39 055 843161

Scarperia (in the past also Scarpignana and founded with the name of Castel San Barnaba) is famous for the production of craft knives and professional coffee machines. The territory is characterized by hills from the sweet aspect and curvilinear. Is this, just outside of the village, the Giogo Pass, which leads to the town of Firenzuola, to continue up to Imola and subsequently in Bologna.

The Palazzo dei Vicari is a palace originally built in the fourteenth century, that probably was originally constituted by single tower and had to be the residence of the Captain. After the erection of Terranuova to seat vicarial became necessary significant extensions and changes: among these the arrangement of the rooms on the first floor as the chapel and the salon, and the realization of the current input. Initially it was the seat of the podestà and then dei Vicari, becoming in 1415 seat of the Vicariate of the Florentine Republic that had founded in 1306, as a military outpost and place of checking the viability transappenninica, representing the only way of communication between Florence and Bologna until the middle of the 18th century. When Scarperia earned the victory against the Milanese troops (1351), the bond with Florence strengthened himself to the point that, as a sign of thanksgiving was granted the privilege of having the same coat of arms of Florence just to invert colors: red lily on white field. Inside the palace we can admire a fresco by the school of Ghirlandaio, 1501, and also the ancient clock of the bell tower work documented by Filippo Brunelleschi, unique witness of his activities in the field of watchmaking, even if its production was broader as we testify biographers Manetti and Vasari.

In the commune of Scarperia is present the International Autodrome of Mugello and the Golf Club Poggio dei Medici.

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Other destinations nearby

Vinci
Vinci
Vinci, Leonardo's birthplace, is located on the slopes of Montalbano, near Florence.
Firenze - 41.46 KM from Scarperia
Brisighella
Brisighella
After Via degli Asini, the streets of the village continue to go up towards the Tre Colli that dominate it, becoming increasingly narrow and steep. They look like paths where you can strongly feel the scent of these gentle mountains.
Ravenna - 41.48 KM from Scarperia
Poppi
Poppi
The medieval village of Poppi is a rare walled city to the top of the governor among the castle of the Counts Guidi, prototype of Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.
Arezzo - 44.38 KM from Scarperia
Castelfranco di Sopra
Castelfranco di Sopra
Castelfranco di Sopra is a medieval village on the Valdarno hills, in Tuscany.
Arezzo - 44.67 KM from Scarperia
Raggiolo
Raggiolo
Interesting in the low zone of Raggiolo was the presence of forges for the working of iron placed on the creek.
Arezzo - 45.59 KM from Scarperia
Dozza
Dozza
Dozza is considered one of the most characteristic villages of the whole Tuscan-Romagna Apennines.
Bologna - 45.92 KM from Scarperia

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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