Pracchia

Pracchia is an Italian village and hamlet (frazione) of the municipality of Pistoia, in the province of Pistoia, Tuscany. In 2011 it had a population of 268.[1]

Pracchia
View of Pracchia Alta
View of Pracchia Alta
Pracchia is located in Italy
Pracchia
Pracchia
Location of Pracchia in Italy
Coordinates: 44°03′21″N 10°54′29″E / 44.05583°N 10.90806°E / 44.05583; 10.90806Coordinates: 44°03′21″N 10°54′29″E / 44.05583°N 10.90806°E / 44.05583; 10.90806
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
ProvincePistoia (PT)
ComunePistoia
Elevation
616 m (2,021 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total268
Demonym(s)Pracchiesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
51027
Dialing code(+39) 0573
Patron saintSt. Lawrence
WebsiteOfficial website
The mill of Setteponti

HistoryEdit

Due to its position, the village hosted a customs between the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the Papal States. In 1524 began the construction of the first blast furnaces for the manufacture of iron from Elba island.

GeographyEdit

The village is located in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine Mountains, lesser than a km from the borders of Emilia-Romagna, between Pistoia (26 km south) and Bologna (81 km north). It is 1 km from Vizzero, 11 from San Mommè, 12 from San Marcello Pistoiese and 16 from Porretta Terme.[2]

The settlement is crossed in the middle by the river Reno, that divides it into "Pracchia Alta" (Upper Pracchia) and "Pracchia Bassa" (Lower Pracchia). North of the village is located a zone named "Setteponti" (Seven Bridges), once known as "Mulino del Pillotti" (Pillotti's Mill), and seat of the ancient customs.

TransportEdit

The village is served by a station on the Porrettana railway Bologna-Pistoia.[3][4] It was the junction point of an abandoned narrow-gauge railway, the Ferrovia Alto Pistoiese (FAP) Pracchia-San Marcello Pistoiese-Mammiano, dismantled after 1965.[5]

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