Places to Visit in Barberino di Mugello
The Castle of Cafaggiolo
The Castle of Cafaggiolo was a Medicean residence, used by the powerful tuscan family to give parties, balls and to receive illustrious guests. Originally it was a little fortress, with two towers, drawbridge, boundary walls and moats, unfortunately today it doesn't remain much of these structures, maybe because of the renovations done by the bourgeous princes, who bought the castle in 1864.
This church is placed on the road leading to Montecuccoli and it is notable for its elegant façade loggia dating back to 1470. Inside visitors can marvel at the baptismal font made of gold and white earthenware, illustrating the stories of St John the Baptist.
Church of SS. Jacopo and Maria
The present aspect of the church is of the 18th century. Inside it there are conserved a Perugino's table of the 16th century and a Taddeo Gaddi's Madonna. In the adjacent oratory it is painted an Assumption attributed to the scholars of Pontormo's school.