For those who enjoy cold, crystal-clear water, the Lamone River, with its pools and waterfalls, is certainly a must, and fortunately, it can be reached either by car or train from Florence. The Lamone starts near the Colla di Casaglia Pass nearly 1,000 metres above sea level, rushing undisturbed through forests in the Upper Mugello, near Marradi, before flowing into the Adriatic Sea
Around the town of Crespino del Lamone, also known as the “town of good water and fountains” and home to a train station, there are a few famous waterholes, which are easily recognizable thanks to the cars parked along the road nearby. One of the easiest to reach is the Valbura waterfall, located near the old furnaces in Valbura, on state road SR 302, or via Faentina. If you go on a Saturday or Sunday, don’t miss the special of the day at the Circolino di Crespino, managed by the town’s few inhabitants and very active in promoting local and seasonal specialties.