THE ENVIRONS:
A Photo Journal of the Landscapes and People of the Mugello Valley

 


Sunset over the Mugello Valley

 


Sunflower in field near the excavation house


The Mugello Valley in Tuscany


Vicchio and the Mugello Valley from the southwest


Casa di Giotto, birthplace of the painter Giotto,
around the corner from the excavation house



Cutting stakes for the field survey


MVAP students and staff eating at the Casa di Caccia


The Podere di Funghi below Poggio Colla


The Mugello Valley northeast from Vicchio


Vicchio from the southwest


Mugello vineyards


Mountains of the Mugello


The Ponte a Vicchio


The Cappellina Bruno near Vespignano


Cattle crossing in the Mugello


Field of sunflowers between the excavation houses in Vespignano


Cornflowers, Queen Anne's Lace, and young corn in the Podere Funghi


Rainbow over the Mugello Valley from the excavation house in Vespignano


View from the Podere Funghi up to Poggio Colla

Insider's Guide to the Mugello: a guide to some of our favorite places, including restaurants and lodging.

Environmental Issues: a landfill proposed by the city of Florence for a site in a pristine section of the Mugello Valley will destroy wildlife habitats, farmland, and drain into the watershed of the Sieve River. This page has photos of the area that will be destroyed.

The Environs: a photo journal of the Mugello Valley and its people.

Excavation Houses: Vigna, Selve, and Guardia

Technology: computers and other technology

The Lab: cataloguing, conservation, illustration, and photography

Operations: daily life of the Operations Manager and Housing Manager