Lying at an altitude of 955 metres above sea level, Mareto is famous as a summer resort and for the cultivation of potatoes. So, in September comes the moment to celebrate this product of the land with a gastronomic festival. The local potato cake is justly renowned and can be purchased in the bakeries and groceries of the district. Farini, the municipal centre, also has a fair dedicated to the potato cake early in May. In addition, Mareto awards a prize, the "Golden Scalpel" to surgeons who have given distinguished service; the award is made every year at a ceremony at the end of June. The church of San Martino goes back to the Middle Ages but today has a 19th-century appearance.
8, 9, 16 and 23 December 2018
Quality market stalls and special Christmas events, like the hike of the Father Christmases, street food and Christmas carols. Food stands open at 11.00 a.m.
8, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 24 December 2017
From 11 a.m., in front of the parish church, stalls selling handmade articles, hot chocolate and mulled wine. And also on Christmas Eve, from 8 p.m., to celebrate Christmas together!
Sunday 27 August 2017
Mountain bike competition valid as the final stage of the provincial championship. Meeting at 8 a.m. departure at 9.30 a.m. The circuit includes 28 km off road and an altitude gain of 1000 metres.
A hiking itinerary starting from Mareto at 970 above sea level and climbing to the top of Monte Aserei at 1432 m. This route is for expert hikers: length 10 km, altitude gain 462 mt, average time 3 hours.
Padre Felice (Felix) of Mareto, whose name before he entered religion was Felice Molga, was a Capuchin friar who wrote extensively on the history of his Order.
Monte Aserei, 1432 metres above sea level, offers a spectacular view over the Nure and Trebbia valleys. Various paths, some suited to trekking, lead excursionists to their goal.
In the valley of the Crocelobbia, a stream rising on the slopes of Monte Albareto and then running down past Nicelli towards the Nure, various rocks of serpentinised pyroxenites have been identified, traces of ancient magmatic activity.
Award of the Golden Scalpel Prize at Mareto near Farini the 15th July 2012
The ceremony for the award of the Golden Scalpel Prize is held at Mareto near Farini the 15th July 2012