Bagnone is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Massa and Carrara in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) northwest of Florence and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of Massa in the Lunigiana, facing the Monte Sillara, which has a peak elevation of 1,861 metres (6,106 ft). The communal territory is crossed by the Bagnone torrent, a left affluence of the Magra River.

Comune di Bagnone
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Location of Bagnone
Bagnone is located in Italy
Location of Bagnone in Italy
Bagnone is located in Tuscany
Bagnone (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 44°18′55″N 9°59′44″E / 44.31528°N 9.99556°E / 44.31528; 9.99556Coordinates: 44°18′55″N 9°59′44″E / 44.31528°N 9.99556°E / 44.31528; 9.99556
ProvinceMassa and Carrara (MS)
FrazioniBiglio, Canale, Canneto, Castiglione del Terziere, Collesino, Compione, Corlaga, Corvarola, Darbia, Gabbiana, Groppo, Iera, Lusana, Mochignano, Nola, Orturano, Pastina, Pieve, Treschietto, Vico, Vico Canneto, Vico Chiesa, Vico Monterole, Vico Valle
 • MayorCarletto Marconi
 • Total73.8 km2 (28.5 sq mi)
 (31 August 2017)[2]
 • Total1,845
 • Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0187
WebsiteOfficial website

Sights include the castle, the churches of San Niccolò (rebuilt in the 18th century, including a 15th-century Madonna del Pianto from the medieval edifice) and San Leonardo (1785) and the oratory of San Terenzio (housing 17th-century paintings).

On 22 August 2009, a lottery player from Bagnone won an estimated €146.9 million (£128 million / US$211 million) in Italy's SuperEnalotto.[3] This is thought to have then been Europe's biggest ever lottery win.

Main sightsEdit

The church of the Madonna del PiantoEdit

The church of Madonna del Pianto has a rectangular shape with a unique nave with neoclassical columns and two semi-octagons on the lateral sides.[4] The sacred complex has a central dome, a balustrade with a chess paving decorated with polychrom marbles which opens to a major altar and a wide choir.[4] The True Cross relic is venerated on 5 May and on 14 September each year.[5][4]

Near the apse there is a pipe organ with three spans and a pediment shaped as a tympanum. The pipe organ was built in 1899 by Gaetano Cavalli of Lodi.[6]


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ Winner picked in £128m lotto Archived 26 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine MSN News. Published 23 August 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
  4. ^ a b c "The Parish of St Nicolò" (in Italian).
  5. ^ "Bagnone ha festeggiato solennemente la S. Croce" (in Italian). 15 September 2020. Archived from the original on 26 September 2020. Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  6. ^ Maffei, Gianluigi (2014–2015). "Lo sviluppo urbanistico della 'Piana' a Villafranca L.". Studi Lunigianesi (pdf). Vol. XLIV–XLV. Associazione Manfredo Giuliano per le Ricerche Storiche e Etnografiche della Lunigiana. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 September 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2021.

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