Fosdinovo

Fosdinovo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Massa and Carrara in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) northwest of Florence and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Massa.

Fosdinovo
Comune di Fosdinovo
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Coat of arms of Fosdinovo
Coat of arms
Location of Fosdinovo
Fosdinovo is located in Italy
Fosdinovo
Fosdinovo
Location of Fosdinovo in Italy
Fosdinovo is located in Tuscany
Fosdinovo
Fosdinovo
Fosdinovo (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 44°8′N 10°1′E / 44.133°N 10.017°E / 44.133; 10.017
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceMassa and Carrara (MS)
FrazioniCanepari, Caniparola, Caprognano, Carignano, Giucano, Marciaso, Paghezzana, Palazzina, Ponzanello, Posterla, Pulica, Tendola
Government
 • MayorCamilla Bianchi
Area
 • Total48.71 km2 (18.81 sq mi)
Elevation
550 m (1,800 ft)
Population
 (31 August 2017[2])[3]
 • Total4,789
 • Density98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Fosdinovesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
54035, 54030
Dialing code0187
Patron saintSt. Remigius
Saint day1 October
WebsiteOfficial website

Fosdinovo borders the following municipalities: Aulla, Carrara, Castelnuovo Magra, Fivizzano, Ortonovo, Sarzana.

The town is home to a medieval castle of the Malaspina family, rulers of the duchy of Massa. It is also the seat of the Medieval Festival of Fosdinovo (July) and the Forza del Sorriso Festival (Strength of the Smile Festival) (the fourth weekend of August). This second festival is a new, vital festival where the chief theme is the smile.

Near to the castle is the Church of San Remigio, built in the 13th century by the Bishops of Luni. The baroque church contains the marble tomb of Galeotto Malaspina. The Oratorio della Compagnia dei Bianchi (Oratory of the Fellowship of the Whites) was built in the 16th century and features a white marble facade donated by Pasquale Malaspina in 1666.[4]

Twin townsEdit

Fosdinovo is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ Bandini, Nicola (7 May 2019). "Fosdinovo, the old gate of Lunigiana". My Travel in Tuscany. Archived from the original on 7 May 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.

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