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Poppi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Arezzo in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 40 km (25 mi) east of Florence and about 30 km (19 mi) northwest of Arezzo.

Poppi
Comune di Poppi
Poppi Skyline viewed from the North
Poppi Skyline viewed from the North
Coat of arms of Poppi
Coat of arms
Location of Poppi
Poppi is located in Italy
Poppi
Poppi
Location of Poppi in Italy
Poppi is located in Tuscany
Poppi
Poppi
Poppi (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°43′N 11°46′E / 43.717°N 11.767°E / 43.717; 11.767
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceArezzo (AR)
FrazioniAvena, Badia Prataglia, Becarino, Camaldoli, Larniano, Lierna, Memmenano, Moggiona, Ponte a Poppi, Porrena, Quorle, Quota, Riosecco, Sala, San Martino a Monte, San Martino in Tremoleto.
Government
 • MayorCarlo Toni
Area
 • Total97.09 km2 (37.49 sq mi)
Elevation
437 m (1,434 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total6,153
 • Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Poppesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
52014
Dialing code0575
Patron saintSan Torello
Saint dayMarch 16
WebsiteOfficial website

Poppi borders the following municipalities: Bibbiena, Castel Focognano, Castel San Niccolò, Chiusi della Verna, Ortignano Raggiolo, Pratovecchio Stia.

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Main sightsEdit

 
The castle of Poppi.
  • Poppi Castle, or the Castello dei Conti Guidi, the main building in the Casentino, known from 1191, was owned by the Counts Guidi. It has additions by Arnolfo di Cambio. It has a courtyard, an external staircase, its chapel with frescos and its library containing rare manuscripts and incunabula.[4]
  • Hermitage of Camaldoli, the ancestral seat of the Camaldolese monastic order.
  • Madonna del Morbo Sanctuary in the centre of the town, containing a painting of the Virgin attributed to Filippino Lippi.
  • The annual festival commences in the upper town on 29 June, when a large procession bears the image of the Virgin from the Church of Madonna del Morbo to the Church of Saints Marco and Lorenzo, where it remains for the duration of the week.
  • The Museo e Arboreto Carlo Siemoni is a historic ducal villa and arboretum.
  • Palazzo Crudeli, birthplace of Tommaso Crudeli condemned by the Catholic Church as heretic. He belonged to the first Freemason Lodge of Italy established by the English colony in Florence, 1732. He died in the same Palazzo after torture and imprisonment.
  • Museum Affaire Crudeli and Human Rights.

Twin townsEdit

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. ^ Occhi sul Casentino, Azienda Autonoma di Soggiorno e Tourismo di Bibbiena, Chiusi della Verna e Poppi, 1980

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