Sun-drenched mountain ridges, forested valleys, rivers and streams populated by centuries-old chestnut woods. This is the territory of Marradi, located in the Mugello area, just a few kilometres from Florence. Rich in culture and ancient traditions, the town of Marradi gives tourists a warm welcome and is a beautiful place to spend a holiday, immersed in nature. There is a rich network of walking paths through centuries-old chestnut woods and other naturalistic wonders.
Traditional local products: every season, restaurants serve seasonal bounty and traditional local food products, like mushroom and truffle-based dishes, in addition to the bone fide 'king of the valley,' the Marrone chestnut. Delicious local specialities based on Marrone chestnuts range from deserts to pastas, marmalades to cakes. Chestnut wood is also a precious resource in the area, used for centuries to make furniture and other decorative items for the home. The hotels in the area offer top-quality service and a wide range of options for all kinds of travellers, from nearby wellness and spas trips to nature excursions and special itineraries to discover the genuine heart of the Mugello area.
Tourist Itineraries: This is a territory where chestnuts dominate. The Marrone Chestnut Trail in Marradi takes visitors through the area's most beautiful naturalistic and uncontaminated places. Stop at ancient convents and abbeys and don't miss the Rocca di Castiglionchio, where you can get a great view of the underlying Lamone valley. If your a literature buff, the Campaniani Study Centre, dedicated to 20th century poet Dino Campana, is worth a visit.