After a picnic in Pracchia, the excursion continues with a visit to some of the branches of the Montagna Pistoiese EcoMuseum. From here, you can easily reach the Appennino Pistoiese Naturalistic Archaeology Centre and Palazzo Achilli in Gavinana.
In Maresca, in the municipality of San Marcelli Piteglio, children will have loads of fun at the Papini Foundry, one of the oldest in Tuscany. The company closed in the 1980s, after welcoming generations of artisans, but its history and importance for the territory continue to live on through the equipment on display. Today, workshops are available for visitors to try their hands at blacksmithing.
In Campo Tizzoro, you can find the SMI Museum and Refuges, an example of industrial archeology in the Pistoia Mountains. The exhibition documents 100 years of the history of industrial production in Italy and vaunts the largest anti-aircraft shelter in Europe, which extends for over 2 kilometres.
The itinerary ends at the Madonnina Ice House in Le Piastre. This is where ice was conserved before refrigerators were invented in the 1920s. This was a very important activity in Valle del Reno, which offered the benefit of two unique characteristics: cold weather and water.