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Trekking to the ghost village of Fornello


A morning excursion in the mountainous area of Mugello to discover a natural environment rich in history and with a unique atmosphere

by  mugellove

Join this adventurous hike, exploring the abandoned train station and the quarry, with their fascinating woodland railway, and if you’re brave walk through the abandoned tunnel. Enjoy typical Tuscan food and wine surrounded by the beauty of nature.

The Apennines is a mountain range that stretching from the north to the south of Italy. It runs through Mugello, enriching the town with its incredible mountainous landscape.

The trekking path has been part of the main road network in the area since Etruscan times, located between central Italy and the Lombardy plain. The area was primarily used by the Etruscans to connect the towns of Fiesole and Felsina (Bologna). It was then populated by the Romans, and in the Middle Ages it was the home of the Tuscan Conti Guidi. It remained inhabited by farming families until the 1960s. 

This excursion through the woods is therefore a journey between past and present. Signs of early human inhabitants are still evident in the form of old houses and established streets, but the now abandoned space is simply a reminder of the life that was.

Duration: 4 hours
Length: 8 Km (5 miles)
Level of difficulty: ADVANCED


Prices include

  • Professional guide
  • Typical Tuscan food
  • Wine

Meeting point

Stazione ferroviaria di Vicchio (FI)


Walk among the olive, apple and cherry trees, and climb the hilly landscape for a bird’s eye view overlooking the woods. There are many vantage points for a spectacular view, overlooking both the Apennine ridge and the Faentina railway on the valley floor.

The old quarry, surrounded by the beauty of the nature, is the perfect location to relax and enjoy typical Tuscan food and wine, before start the return to the valley.


and no-show policies

Total refund for cancellations within 72 hours of the tour departure



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