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Palazzuolo sul Senio
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Palazzuolo sul Senio

Palazzuolo is a council of the High Mugello

From the XII century the Ubaldini family were the lords of Palazzuolo, taking advantage of the position of the town and rendering it a district market, or rather a centre of commerce and trade. In the XIV century this centre was ceded to Florence; afterwards it became a vicariate and then, under the Medicis it became, together with Marradi, the seat of a captaincy. During the last century Palazzuolo lived the typical events of these areas, in particular during the period of the two World Wars, in the alternate events of population and depopulation of the terrains, due to the epidemics and progressive industrialisation.

Palazzuolo, like the other municipalities of Mugello, has many buildings of great historical and artistic interest, such as the Palazzo dei Capitani, the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Neve in Quadalto, or the Provostry of St. Stephen that holds within its walls an altar-piece showing the “Madonna with Child and Other Saints”, dating back to the XVI century. On the hill that overlooks the town are the ancient ruins of the Castellaccio, of interest more than anything for the walk that you need to do to get there.

Palazzuolo, in fact, is a town immersed in green, perfect for anyone who loves spending holiday time in contact with Nature, who in this area is at her best at the end of Autumn: this is in fact the time of chestnuts and all of the specialities prepared with this fruit. Palazzuolo, with its artistic and natural riches is the ideal place in which to go on an excursion, to relax and fully enjoy the typical atmosphere of the High Mugello, that, despite being put to the test by human intervention over the past years, has maintained many of the characteristics typical of those towns that are far away from the big cities.
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