Marradi is a town of 3,072 inhabitants in the province of Florence but on the Romagna side of the Apennines. The road that connects it to the Tuscan territory up to Florence probably dates back to Roman times, around 59 BC. The road that leads from Faenza to Florence dates back only to the nineteenth century, and to 1893 the construction of the railway line that runs alongside it.
In 1919, Marradi suffers a severe earthquake that causes many victims and spills some important buildings to the ground, and then later also suffered the bombing during the Second World Conflict.
From Marradi passes the famous ultramarathon runner “100 km of the Passatore” from Florence to Faenza through the Passo della Colla.