Although there is much to see and do in this eastern region, the majority of tourists prefer to be somewhere between Siena and Florence when visiting Tuscany for the first time. However, The territory known as Mugello is an area in north-eastern Tuscany only a few kilometres north of Florence. and is well worth the visit.
The area of Mugello is a wide, green valley crossed in parts by the Sieve river, one of the major rivers that flow into the Arno river, Tuscany's principal river. It used to be a popular place for wealthy families to visit during the summer's hottest months and today it remains largely unexplored. The so called Chianti Rufina comes from this area.
Further down, you'll come to the valleys of Val d'Arno, Val di Chiana and Casentino, all of which are places with a lot to offer. The further east you go, the fewer visitors you will meet. In the southern part of the area lie the towns of Arezzo, Castiglione Fiorentino and Cortona, where you will find interesting architecture, good restaurants and many attractions. Oddly enough, Cortona is the most famous and frequently visited, although Arezzo is the largest and most exciting. The little gem of Castiglione Fiorentino is completely overlooked and really shouldn't be if you want to see the real Tuscany.
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