A view of Marradi

Beyond the Colla Pass, on the Tuscan side of the Apennines that overlook Romagna, Marradi can be reached by train, along the Faentina Railway line.

Palazzo Torrini, built in the 16th century and beautifully restored, presents magnificent decorations by Galileo Chini and a canvas by Silvestro Lega. Another example of the town’s splendid past is the Teatro degli Animosi. The town centre is enchanting with its Piazza Le Scalelle, surrounded by the fabulous loggia of Palazzo Comunale and the Chiesa del Suffragio. Across the bridge over the Lamone River, we find Chiesa di San Lorenzo and the works by the Maestro di Marradi, who in 1475, roughly, studied with Domenico Ghirlandaio.

Marradi was also the home and birthplace of the famous poet Dino Campana (1885-1932); the Centro Studi Campaniani (Campana Research Centre), a fundamental point of reference for scholars and students from all over the world (www.dinocampana.it).

 

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