The Mugello area can be reached by train thanks to the first Italian trans-Apennines railway: the Faentina railway. The railway line connects Florence to Faenza (and then Ravenna) and passes through the Apennines mountains between Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna, stopping by some beautiful towns in this area located at north-east of Florence. It is also called Dante’s train because it connects Florence, the birthplace of Dante, to Ravenna, his burial place.
It was inaugurated on April 23rd 1893: the new railway line was 101 km long and counted 30 galleries, 55 bridges and viaducts, 18 overpasses and 15 rail stations in between. The Faentina railway rises till 578 meters above the sea level and offers breathtaking views along the way.