The Mugello area is northwest of Florence, about 35 minutes away by car. It’s a historic land: the Medici family originated here. This season, though, visitors are more drawn in by the cuisine and cool summer breeze. Green and family-friendly, the Mugello offers well-equipped areas for picnics, outdoor activities or simply relaxing in a woodsy setting. Here are four unmissable places if you want to escape the heat of Florence and enjoy a day in the countryside.