The first time Mugello hosted the Grand Prix was in 1976, and the amazing Tuscan circuit layout, which surges naturally in a beautiful tree-lined valley, has practically remained the same ever since. The song was bought by Ferrari in 1988 and was renovated to high standards shortly thereafter – with excellent facilities and world-class safety features. It has been a permanent MotoGP ™ place since 1991 and so on.
The love story of Italy with bicycle racing is long and long lasting. Manufacturers such as Mondial, Moto Guzzi, Gilera, MV Agusta, Morbidelli, Garelli, Cagiva and now Aprilia and Ducati all play roles, in addition to great riders like Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi (quoted from motogp.com)
Why do we love Italy and Tuscany?
Enchanting cities, amazing mountains and lakes, stunning coastlines, great weather, incredible wines, extraordinary cuisine, thousands of years of history and classical architecture … What else do you want from a holiday destination?
The Italian capital of Rome was once the center of the entire empire, and millions of tourists each year visit every year to see the Roman Forum and Colosseum, next to St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistina Chapel Michelangelo and Trevi fountains.
The northern part of Italy offers beautiful mountains in the area bordering Austria, France and Switzerland and the major cities in the north – Turin, Milan, Genoa, Bologna – are central to the nation’s economic and post-industrial power.
Meanwhile southern Italy has a contrasting charm and countryside, with miles of unspoiled beaches and attractive cities like Naples and Palermo.
Mugello is located in the beautiful Tuscan region of central Italy, just north of Rome, and only a short drive from Florence – a cultural and historical hotspot. Pisa and Siena are also in Tuscany, and locals in both cities will argue that their city is as beautiful, if not more beautiful, than Florence.