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.
|Comune di Fosdinovo|
|Province||Massa and Carrara (MS)|
|Frazioni||Canepari, Caniparola, Caprognano, Carignano, Giucano, Marciaso, Paghezzana, Palazzina, Ponzanello, Posterla, Pulica, Tendola|
|• Mayor||Camilla Bianchi|
|• Total||48.71 km2 (18.81 sq mi)|
|Elevation||550 m (1,800 ft)|
|• Density||98/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Remigius|
|Saint day||1 October|
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.
Fosdinovo is twinned with:
- Sauxillanges, France, since 2003
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- 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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