The Christmas period is a magical moment to visit Tuscany and all its villages rich in ancient traditions. For example Marradi, a country between Tuscany and Romagna where every year Christmas is a party with the traditional Christmas Markets.
Thanks to its central position between Florence, Faenza and the Adriatic coast, Marradi has historically a prosperous past.
This charming village is located in Tuscany beyond the Passo della Colla and overlooks the land of Romagna.
The houses of Marradi are reminiscent of the noble palaces that characterize the streets of the historic center of Florence, thanks to the noble families like Fabroni from Pistoia or the Torriani from Milano who exiled to Marradi and did not want to give up the comforts and elegance of the city spaces.
In autumn in Marradi you can taste the desserts based on the IGP Mugello chestnuts, celebrated here every year by the famous Chestnut Festival.
Marradi is in fact the homeland of the “good chestnut” and the love for this fruit was born the Marradi Brown Road of Mugello which offers tourists a real journey around the chestnut tree.
Reaching Marradi can be a truly old-time experience.
In fact, this charming Tuscan town can also be reached by an authentic vintage train, driven by a steam locomotive that connects Florence to Marradi with a slow journey between small towns and Tuscan hills.
A travel in vintage carriages full of details and history that give to the trip a taste of the past, driven by a real locomotive.
For those wishing to take a ride on the steam train can take advantage of the three Sundays before Christmas in which trips will be organized from Florence to visit the Christmas markets of Marradi.
Every year Marradi prepares for Christmas by organizing a rich program of initiatives designed to involve citizens and tourists in this magical period that can touch the deepest feelings and make us return children.
The Christmas Markets in Marradi will be held from 6 to 13 December 2017 and include many events for adults and children.
Christmas shopping lovers can find many original gift ideas, such as handicrafts and local products, while the food lovers can delight at the sausage and “polenta” stand.
For a selfie with Santa Claus the appointment is in Piazza le Scalelle, where for the joy of the children will be present Santa Claus in person with his elves and his sled.
Christmas is a magical moment to experience the traditions of Tuscany.
If you do not want to miss the thrill of a steam train ride that will take you to the Christmas Markets in Marradi, visit Tuscany and experience the magic of Christmas in our beautiful land!
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