Santa Maria a Monte

Santa Maria a Monte is a comune in the Province of Pisa in the Italian region of Tuscany. The town lies about 45 kilometres (28 miles) west of Florence and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Pisa.

Santa Maria a Monte
Comune di Santa Maria a Monte
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Coat of arms of Santa Maria a Monte
Coat of arms
Location of Santa Maria a Monte
Santa Maria a Monte is located in Italy
Santa Maria a Monte
Santa Maria a Monte
Location of Santa Maria a Monte in Italy
Santa Maria a Monte is located in Tuscany
Santa Maria a Monte
Santa Maria a Monte
Santa Maria a Monte (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°42′N 10°41′E / 43.700°N 10.683°E / 43.700; 10.683Coordinates: 43°42′N 10°41′E / 43.700°N 10.683°E / 43.700; 10.683
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvincePisa (PI)
FrazioniCerretti, Cinque Case, Le Pianore, Montecalvoli, Ponticelli, San Donato, Tavolaia
Government
 • MayorIlaria Parrella
Area
 • Total38 km2 (15 sq mi)
Elevation
56 m (184 ft)
Population
 (1 January 2016)[3]
 • Total13,253
 • Density350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Santamariammontesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
56020
Dialing code0587
Patron saintDiana Giuntini
Saint dayEaster Monday
WebsiteOfficial website

HistoryEdit

Famous for its military strategic importance (the hilly position made it more defendable against enemy attacks), Santa Maria a Monte has always been disputed between several Tuscan cities. As a matter of fact, Santa Maria a Monte passed from the influence of Lucca under the influence of Florence and, in the end, it became part of the Pisa territory. A famous landmark is Casa Carducci, where the Italian poet Giosuè Carducci is said to have spent his childhood.

VillagesEdit

The main frazioni are the villages of Cerretti, Montecalvoli, San Donato and Tavolaia.

The località of Falorni has about 120 inhabitants (2005) and is about 80 metres (260 ft) above sea level. Around Falorni there is a large portion of woods and cultivated areas, especially with olives. The place is situated in the low woody hills called Cerbaie. The only business situated in the village is a restaurant.

Sister 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.

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