Discover the art of making knives and blades
- Countryside; Local Products; Art city Breaks; Family Holiday; Mugello and Val di Sieve; Appennino Tosco-Romagnolo; Fashion and Crafts
Scarperia, in the Mugello Valley is a charming village at the foothills of the Tuscan Apennines, founded in 1306 by the will of the Florentine Republic as last stronghold to defend the city on the only crossroads of the time between Florence and Bologna. Since the fifteenth century, Scarperia has developed a strong concentration of craft activities based on the production of agricultural tools, knives, blades and cutting tools, so that even today it is internationally known as “The City of Knives”. To live the fascination of the ancient times, it’s enough to get lost in the paved streets of this pleasant village enchanted by the picturesque view of the old town, on which stands the proud Palazzo de’ Vicari, symbol of the town and home of the Knives and Cutting Tools Museum.
Accompanied by a multilingual guide , you can retrace the history and know all the secrets of the ancient art of knives and cutting tools, visiting the old town, the museum with its rich collection of historical regional knives, and the old artisan workshops that preserve the ancient processing methods.
A journey that leads directly to know the heart of the so-called “minor arts” of the Florentine area, mothers of that technical knowledge which has allowed the development of art and culture of one of the city’s most appreciated in the world.
Tuscany is too beautiful to describe: It must be experienced !
-Ancient palaces, museums, ancient workshops;
- chance to drive a Ferrari at the Mugello Circuit;
- tastings of wine and olive oil;
- golf course to 18 holes;
- beach activities at nearby Bilancino Lake;
- Barberino Designer Outlet with their fashion collections at prices constantly reduced from 30% to 70%. And more…