Braccagni

Braccagni (Italian: [brakˈkaɲɲi]) is a village in Tuscany, administratively a frazione of the comune of Grosseto.

Braccagni
Braccagni e Poggio Ballone da Montepescali (GR).jpg
Braccagni is located in Italy
Braccagni
Braccagni
Location of Braccagni in Italy
Coordinates: 42°52′26″N 11°04′29″E / 42.87389°N 11.07472°E / 42.87389; 11.07472Coordinates: 42°52′26″N 11°04′29″E / 42.87389°N 11.07472°E / 42.87389; 11.07472
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
ComuneGrosseto
Elevation
19 m (62 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total1,513
Demonym(s)Braccagnini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58100
Dialing code0564

It is positioned in the northern part of the municipal territory, at the bottom of the hill of Montepescali.

HistoryEdit

The village of Braccagni was founded in 1846 as an appendix of the frazione of Montepescali, but it increased as a nodal point of the economy of the area after the opening of its own station along the Tirrenica railway line in 1864.[1][2]

Main sightsEdit

  • San Guglielmo d'Aquitania, main parish church in Braccagni, it was designed by engineer Ernesto Ganelli in 1940.[3][4]
  • Fattoria degli Aquisti with the chapel of Sant'Umberto[5]

EventsEdit

  • Fiera del Madonnino, yearly Grosseto trade fair (40th edition in 2018)
  • Festival del Maggio, held every first of May

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of Braccagni" (in Italian). Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  2. ^ "History of Braccagni" (in Italian). Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  3. ^ "San Guglielmo d'Aquitania, Braccagni" (in Italian). Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  4. ^ "San Guglielmo d'Aquitania". Diocese of Grosseto (in Italian). Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Sant'Uberto ad Acquisti" (in Italian). Archived from the original on 2 September 2007. Retrieved 9 June 2019.

BibliographyEdit

  • Bonifazi, Emilio (2015). Grosseto e i suoi amministratori dal 1944 al 2015. Grosseto: Editrice Innocenti.
  • Ciarpaglini, Bruno (2002). Gente di Montepescali: come eravamo, ricordi e immagini di vita. Braccagni: La Sentinella.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Braccagni at Wikimedia Commons