Calcinaia

Calcinaia (Latin: Vicus Vitri) is a comune (municipality) and town in the province of Pisa in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of Florence and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) east of Pisa.

Calcinaia
Comune di Calcinaia
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Coat of arms of Calcinaia
Coat of arms
Location of Calcinaia
Calcinaia is located in Italy
Calcinaia
Calcinaia
Location of Calcinaia in Italy
Calcinaia is located in Tuscany
Calcinaia
Calcinaia
Calcinaia (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°41′N 10°37′E / 43.683°N 10.617°E / 43.683; 10.617
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvincePisa (PI)
FrazioniFornacette
Government
 • MayorCristiano Alderigi
Area
 • Total15.0 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
Elevation
16 m (52 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2016)[3]
 • Total12,439
 • Density830/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Calcinaioli
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
56012
Dialing code0587
WebsiteOfficial website

Calcinaia borders the following municipalities: Bientina, Cascina, Pontedera, Santa Maria a Monte, Vicopisano. The town of Fornacette is included in the municipality of Calcinaia.

HistoryEdit

Calcinaia was founded before the year 1000 on the right bank of the Arno River as Vico Vitri, the current name being attested from 1193. At the time it was a fief of the counts of Fucecchio, later replaced by the Upezzinghi Ghibelline family of Pisa.

Contended for centuries by the Republics of Pisa and Lucca, it was later conquered by Florence in the 15th century. In 1555 Grand Duke Cosimo I de' Medici had hydraulic works built here to regulate the floods of the Arno, a move which boosted agriculture in the area.

In the district of Sardina, the chapel of St. Stephen is the major attraction.[4]

Twin townsEdit

Calcinaia has also signed friendship agreements with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ Article on the website of the Commune di Calcinaia; retrieved on 24 November 2018.

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