San Marcello

Is one of the most popular and well known tourist destinations for summer holidays since the nineteenth century.
The village lies on a sunny hill, covered with green forests, which slopes gently toward the valley of the river Limestre . The village, perhaps of Roman origin, offers visitors the testimonies of past centuries, when, since the fourteenth century, is Cutigliano contending with the seat of the Captaincy of the Mountain. In the Romanesque church titrated to St. Marcellus, as amended in Seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the relics of holy Celestina , the country's patron saint and protector of the mountain, celebrated on 8 September with a great celebration that culminates each year with the launch of a colorful hot air balloon constructed of paper based on the drawings of the Montgolfier brothers.

Numerous persons excursions that you can do from San Marcello, along the ancient roads and hiking trails to dive in an enchanting landscape where you can rediscover the smells, the tastes, the sounds of nature. In addition to the routes traced in the secular forest of Teso , you can reach truly unusual destinations such as the narrow suspension bridge of Mammiano, a long walkway that connects the two banks of the Lima River, built in 1922 for the workers employed in the Metallurgical Society of Mammiano.

Do not miss also the visit to Astronomical Observatory on clear summer nights offers the opportunity to peer into the night sky.

From San Marcello Pistoiese and Gavinana you can easily reach other attractive places.

Maresca, small but busy resort, where are held every year in July the International Festival Folklore and "Extrad'arte", a manifestation of theater and music with street artists.

Lizzano, village of ancient origins, was between the tenth and fourteenth centuries one of the most important centers of the mountain. Today the site is characterized by a series of murals that adorn the buildings of the country, made between 1985 and 1990 by Group of artists Donatello, where with a language made of bright colors is about the life of the mountain.


Main distances:
Pistoia 15 Km
San Marcello 13 Km
Abetone 27 Km
Firenze 53 Km
Lucca 55 Km
Garfagnana 60 Km
Pisa 75 Km
Siena 110 Km