Pane e Companatico: An event dedicated to pane sciocco (unsalted bread), a typical Tuscan product. Usually in May, the historic center becomes a stage for old farming traditions, featuring music, excellent food and rural life reenactments.
Castagneto in Musica: A picturesque town festival held in an evocative chestnut grove that takes place in July.
Graticola d'oro: During the last week of July and the first week of August, Marradi celebrates summer with floats, water games and dancing and singing contests. The main event is the age-old competition between Marradi’s districts that battle to conquer the Graticola d’oro (gold gridiron).
The Eve of Witches: In August, soothsayers, fortunetellers, palm readers and witches invade Marradi. Shops remain open until midnight and you’ll likely meet odd characters throughout the night.
Chestnut festival: In October, Marradi celebrates its autumn king: chestnuts. This world-famous event presents local delicacies, such as ravioli, jam, marrons glacés and roasted chestnuts. During the festival, you'll find an array of street artists and musicians keeping the atmosphere lively and buzzing.
Christmas markets: In December, don’t miss traditional markets perfect for Christmas shopping. Reaching Marradi is a magical experience in itself: enjoy the typical steam train that takes you from Florence to Marradi (and back). Once there, you can wander around gift shops, attend musical artistic performances and ride a sleigh with Santa Claus.