Capannori

Capannori (Italian pronunciation: [kaˈpannori]) is an Italian town and comune in the province of Lucca, in northern Tuscany.

Capannori
Comune di Capannori
Pieve of San Gennaro.
Pieve of San Gennaro.
Coat of arms of Capannori
Coat of arms
Capannori within the Province of Lucca
Capannori within the Province of Lucca
Location of Capannori
Capannori is located in Italy
Capannori
Capannori
Location of Capannori in Italy
Capannori is located in Tuscany
Capannori
Capannori
Capannori (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°51′N 10°34′E / 43.850°N 10.567°E / 43.850; 10.567Coordinates: 43°51′N 10°34′E / 43.850°N 10.567°E / 43.850; 10.567
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceLucca (LU)
Frazionisee list
Government
 • MayorLuca Menesini
Area
 • Total155.96 km2 (60.22 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (31 March 2017)[3]
 • Total46,177
 • Density300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Capannoresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
55012
Dialing code0583
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

The 40 hamlets of Capannori are located on the lands that once corresponded to the eastern territories of the Republic of Lucca. Most of those hamlets date back to medieval times.

Colognora di Compito was featured in the 2008 film Miracle at St. Anna.

GeographyEdit

OverviewEdit

Located in south of its province, next to the provinces of Pisa and Pistoia, the municipality borders with Altopascio, Bientina, Borgo a Mozzano, Buti, Calci, Lucca, Montecarlo, Pescia, Porcari, San Giuliano Terme, and Villa Basilica.

FrazioniEdit

 
Map of the municipal districts

Capannori counts 40 hamlets (frazioni).

The most populated village is not the town of Capannori, but the hamlet of Marlia (5,000 inhabitants).

The hamlets of Capannori are: Badia di Cantignano, Camigliano Santa Gemma, Carraia, Castelvecchio di Compito, Colle di Compito (de:Colle di Compito; the site of prisoner-of-war camp PG 60 during World War II), Colognora di Compito, Coselli, Gragnano, Guamo, Lammari, Lappato, Lunata, Marlia, Massa Macinaia, Matraia, Paganico, Parezzana, Petrognano, Pieve di Compito, Pieve San Paolo, Ruota, Sant'Andrea di Compito (pop. 250), Sant'Andrea in Caprile, San Colombano, San Gennaro, San Ginese di Compito, San Giusto di Compito, San Leonardo in Treponzio, Santa Margherita, San Martino in Colle, San Pietro a Marcigliano, Segromigno in Monte, Segromigno in Piano, Tassignano, Toringo, Tofori, Valgiano, Verciano, Vorno, and Zone.

Main sightsEdit

The area is characterized by the number of distinctive towers (once used to communicate). Main sights include:

Twin citiesEdit

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. ^ (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011
  4. ^ Oasi WWF del Bottaccio
  5. ^ Quercia delle Streghe
  6. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVTHujvw-x8

External linksEdit