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Art and nature at the Casa del Mulino

A relaxing oasis in Vernio

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In a grassy area surrounded by trees, art-lovers will find ‘Sole’ a varnished metallic sculpture donated by Bruno Saetti when he settled in Montepiano to live and work. It was precisely at the ‘Casa del Mulino’ (the Mill House) where he found an ideal environment in which to develop his artistic career. On repeated occasions he had expressed the intention to donate this land to the Municipality of Vernio so that it could become a public botanical garden. His aim was to provide locals and visitors the chance to benefit from a trip to this calm, harmonious place. Saetti’s wishes became a reality after his death and now the area is fenced in with chestnut wood posts and embellished with benches on which to rest.
The ‘Casa del Mulino’ is currently being used as an art school.


famous for the culture and the cuisine
The town of Vernio includes a predominantly mountainous area, rich in water and vegetation, a pleasant summer destination for those seeking relaxation and contact with nature. It is located at the great curve of the river Bisenzio crossed by the Apennine watershed. The first settlements known in the valley of Bisenzio were probably made by the Romans. ...