Bibbiena is a town and comune in the province of Arezzo, Tuscany (Italy), the largest town in the valley of Casentino. It is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Florence, 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Arezzo, 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Siena, and 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the Sanctuary of La Verna.
|Comune di Bibbiena|
|Frazioni||Banzena, Bibbiena Stazione, Campi, Farneta, Marciano, Partina, Pian del ponte, Santa Maria del sasso, Serravalle, Soci, Terrossola|
|• Mayor||Filippo Vagnoli (since June 2019)|
|• Total||86 km2 (33 sq mi)|
|Elevation||425 m (1,394 ft)|
(31 December 2013)
|• Density||150/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Saint day||August 13|
The town is on top of a hill at an elevation of 425 metres (1,394 ft).
- Palazzo Mazzoleni
- Palazzo Niccolini
- Palazzo Dovizi, built by Cardinal Bernardo Dovizi, who is usually known as "Bibbiena", He was born in Bibbiena and served as secretary to Cardinal Giovanni de' Medici (later Pope Leo X).
The religious buildings include:
- the church of San Lorenzo, famous for the glazed terracotta reliefs by the Della Robbia school
- the Pieve di Sant’Ippolito (former chapel of the Tarlati Castle)
- the Rococo Oratorio of San Francesco
- the Sanctuary of Santa Maria del Sasso, one of the most important Renaissance buildings in the Casentino area.
The town holds its yearly "Rievocazione della Mea" festival on the last Sunday of Carnival and Shrove Tuesday as well as a similar celebration in the summer with parades in historical costume and a show in the main square.
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- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
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