This trail is 375 kilometres long and was opened by Reinhold Messner and is part of the Italian Path and the European Path E1. In some parts, it's possible to do the trail by bicycle or horse but most of the trail is adapted to be walked on foot. Along the trail there's many examples of small communities and their culinary and wine traditions, like chestnuts and testo, the latter being a cast iron pan used to cook on an open fire, typical of northern Tuscan cuisine. The certifications DOP and IGP are evidence of the extraordinary richness of high quality agricultural and food products and with which many products, like honey, chestnut flour and spelt are countersigned.
In the Parco Nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco-Emiliano one can find chestnut trees, old charcoal piles, lakes recalling ancient legends, parish churches and waterfalls. Small villages in the Mountains near Pistoia like Abetone, San Marcello and Cutigliano offer the chance to do sports, have fun, discover local culture and relax while being immersed in nature, not far from cultural cities like Florence, Pistoia, Prato, and Lucca.
The ruins of ancient walls and fortresses, Roman paths and ethnographic museums of Peasant Culture all recount the history of the High Mugello area. Retreats and refuges are immersed in the silence of ancient woods in the Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, from which high quality wood was taken to build monuments such as Florence's Duomo and the ships of Pisa’s navy.