This projects aims to encourage the historic-archaeological investigation and cultural, environmental and touristic valorisation of the area centred around the archaeological site of the Montaccianico Castle, north of Sant’Agata, in the borough of Scarperia. Over the XIII century and up to the beginning of the XIV century the Castle was the main bastion of the noble family Ubaldini’s power which extended over most of the central part of Mugello as well as the Tuscan and Romagnola Apennines, countering the northerly expansion of the city of Florence.


    The project therefore aims to:

    1. Shed light on the characteristics of the settlement created around an important medieval castle which performed a function as political and military headquarters of the nobles’ power over the area.

    2. Valorise the territory as regards cultural, didactic and touristic facilities.

    3. Promote the sense of belonging and cultural identity of the local population by rediscovering the ancient origins and genesis of settlements and structures.

    4. Add to the territorial museum system with an archaeological area rich in educational and didactic ideas.


      Area involved

      The borough of Scarperia and neighbouring boroughs (Firenzuola, Barberino, Borgo S. Lorenzo) to which the lighter archaeological surveys will be extended, especially those relative to the stratigraphy of the walls.


      Borough of Scarperia

      Participant bodies

      Comunità Montana del Mugello, Giunta Regionale della Toscana, Consiglio Regionale della Toscana, Provincia di Firenze, Comune di Firenze, Soprintendenza Archeologica della Toscana, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Gruppo Casa Bianca, Mu.S.A.-Musei Sant’Agata, Gruppo Archeologico Scarperia.