Next, we travel to the Mugello, an area just beyond the gates of Florence. Immersed in the beauty of nature, this region has with several important historical monuments, some of which recently earned UNESCO World Heritage Site status, like the Medici Villa of Cafaggiolo and the Trebbio Castle.
Tortelli di patate are a true culinary masterpiece of this area, soft, square, yellow ravioli filled with mashed potatoes, cheese, garlic and parsley. Tortelli di patate are normally made using white potatoes cultivated in Firenzuola, in the Upper Mugello, and are topped with ragout or served plain with olive oil and lemon.
Between April and late-August, there are countless food fairs where you can taste this local specialty, like the ones in Luco di Mugello, Ronta, Panicaglia, Grezzano and Sagginale.