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San Marcello Piteglio

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San Marcello Piteglio, in the middle of a picturesque forested area between the mountains of Pistoia, knows one development during the middle ages, when they began to arise many fortified settlements. Subsequently, reorganizing the potential of the surrounding forests, built a number of ironworks that riqualificarono the economy as a whole.

In addition to beautiful churches, in San Marcello has many monuments and parks of great artistic value. The Ponte sospeso di San Marcello Pistoiese, built in 1922 is an architectural masterpiece, considered until 2006 the world's longest suspension footbridge. Open the greenery that surrounds the village, his visit allows you to have one of the most scenic vistas of the beautiful wooded area of Tuscany. Invaded by dense beech and FIR, with a rare fern mentioned by the New York Times, the Foresta del Teso near the hamlet of Mack is a charming place, ideal to spend a day outdoors.


Traditions and Typical Product

The typical food and folk traditions are tied to the ancient history of the Pistoiese mountains. The particular context which has characterized this area, San Marcello makes the perfect place to relax between chestnut-based dishes and good wine. The popular ballads reminiscent of the past, are the backdrop for a country that annually commemorates the old customs with events celebrating the territory.

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