24 June 2024

La Rete dei Comuni – Barberino di Mugello

In the Network of Ewiva Municipalities we chronicle the territories that have embraced the change to electric mobility, offering residents and e-drivers traveling in Italy ultra-fast, sustainable and reliable charging. Among these realities is the municipality of Barberino di Mugello, an undiscovered gem north of Florence. Not far from the border between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna, the town is the beating heart of the valley of the same name, an area crossed and dominated by the Sieve River, between the Arno and the Apennines.


Barberino di Mugello, between nature and the Middle Ages

Barberino is the core of Mugello, an area dominated by naturalistic spectacles and rich in medieval historical imprints. It includes the hamlets of Cavallina, Galliano, Montecarelli and Latera and is located in the central-western part of the valley. Barberino was an important economic center in the Middle Ages, reaching its peak under Medici rule around 1500. Even today, surrounded by a remarkable landscape biodiversity, one can visit places that bear witness to this important historical legacy.


The Station

The Ewiva station in Barberino di Mugello is located at Via del Lago 24, near the exit of the Autostrada del Sole freeway and 500 meters away from the A1 Tollbooth, within a commercial area and about 3 km from Barberino. The facility is always open to the public and is equipped with 4 parallel charging connectors that deliver up to 300w.


Don’t miss nearby


Bilancino Lake

The artificial lake of Bilancino was initially used as a water reservoir for Florence and was opened to the public in 1999: now it is possible to swim and practice sports such as canoeing, sailing and windsurfing. The reservoir is surrounded by breathtaking scenery, with significant woodlands and pastures, in the middle of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. On the northeastern shore is a treasure trove of biodiversity: the Gabbianello oasis.


Pieve di San Giovanni in Petroio

The Pieve di San Giovanni in Petroio stands in the hamlet of Petroio, on a scenic hill south of Lake Bilancino. Documented between the 11th and 12th centuries, the church consists of three naves marked by irregular arches and archaic decorations. A destination for Apennine hikes and bicycle tours around the lake, it creates a breathtaking landscape enriched by distinctive rural buildings.


Village of Galliano

Galliano di Mugello is a hamlet of Barberino whose settlements date back to about 600 BC. Rich in historical events that led to various architectural changes, it is a typical Florentine village of ancient origin: it has a plan surrounded by a curtain wall and dominated by a castle. Galliano also has naturalistic treasures, such as the two striking waterfalls “Il Salvi” and “Il Toro della tromba,” which are accessible by special trails.


Mugello Circuit

The Mugello Circuit, about 18 km from Barberino, is a well-known international racetrack inaugurated in 1974, known to most for Formula 1 and MotoGP grand prix races. Many motorsports and motorcycling events take place there each year, and there is the opportunity to participate in various motorsports-related experiences.


Learn more about the Ewiva high-power station in Barberino di Mugello (FI).