Heavily crowded by motorcycling enthusiasts, the Futa Pass is a mountain pass in the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines (altitude 903 meters), located in the province of Florence, in the municipality of Firenzuola.
From the former Highway 65 through the Futa (now Regional Road 65), it separate the Mugello Valley from the valley of the river Santerno.
Many samples of our motorcycles have “cut their teeth” on these curves, between all, the “three-time world champion”, Luca Cadalora; that is told was only fifteen when, with his "fifty" Malaguti wandered for the step.
This place, however, has an important historical significance; in fact, during the Second World War was indeed defended by some of the main fortifications of the German defensive system, called the Gothic Line, abandoned after the Allied breakthrough occurred on the adjacent “ Giogo Pass” of Scarperia in September 1944.
From the fifties, the Futa Pass is home to a major German war cemetery. The Cemetery is the largest ever realized in Italy by Deutsche Volksbund Kriegsgräberfürsorge, the private entity funded by the German state for the funeral service of the German war dead.
Officially opened on June 28, 1969, following an agreement signed in 1955 between Italy and the Federal Republic of Germany for the accommodation of the corpses of German soldiers killed in Italian territory, the cemetery includes 30,683 corpses from 2069 Italian municipalities.