It just takes looking around to realize the uniqueness of this place. Instead of the chalets and low houses typical of the Apennine villages, here you will find yourself surrounded by avenues and stately buildings. These features are due to the choices of families who moved here from the cities who did not want to give up the elegance of the historic buildings.
Palazzo Torriani from the 16th century is clear evidence of this. The interior preserves splendid decorations by Galileo Chini and a painting by Silvestro Lega.
The heart of the historic center is the enchanting Piazza le Scalelle, overlooked by the Town Hall, Palazzo Fabroni and the Church of the Suffrage. The eighteenth-century Teatro degli Animosi and San Lorenzo Church are also worth a visit. The latter preserves remarkable fifth-century paintings by the Master of Marradi, an anonymous painter who trained with Domenico Ghirlandaio.
For poetry lovers, remember that Dino Campana was born and lived in Marradi. The author of I Canti Orfici is remembered in the headquarters of the Cultural Center dedicated to him.