Cross through the village of Migliorini and then head back up toward Rio Pagano, after which you’ll come to another descent in the direction of Val di Noce. From here, you’ll quickly arrive at San Marcello Pistoiese. Since the 1800s, San Marcello Pistoiese has been considered a tourist destination thanks to the mountains and forests surrounding the village, ideal for long walks.
From San Marcello, capital of the namesake municipality, continue for about a kilometre on State Road 66, after which you’ll head in the direction of Gavinana, taking a white road that branches off the state road: this is the old route of the Ferrovia Alto Pistoiese, a mountain train line that closed in 1965.
You’ll first come across the old Limestre station, then slowly climb the namesake valley. After crossing the Gonfienti stream, you’ll see the old Gavinana station, from where you can arrive in the city centre. The cornerstone of the historic centre is naturally piazza Francesco Ferrucci, dominated by the equestrian statue of the Florentine condottiero.