Signa is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 12 kilometres (7 mi) west of Florence. As of 1 July 2013, it had a population of 19571 and an area of 18.8 square kilometres (7.3 sq mi).
|Comune di Signa|
Piazza Cavallotti in Signa
|Metropolitan city||Florence (FI)|
|Frazioni||Colombaia, Lecore, San Mauro a Signa, Sant'Angelo a Lecore, San Piero a Ponti|
|• Total||18.8 km2 (7.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||46 m (151 ft)|
|Population (1 July 2013)|
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The municipality of Signa contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Colombaia, Lecore, Sant'Angelo a Lecore and San Mauro a Signa.
Signa is a typical Tuscan town. On the day after Easter, there is an important religious festival in honour of the Beata Giovanna. There is a procession that parades in the streets of Signa, and many people wear old costumes.
The anonymous Master of Signa was from the town. Other natives include the artists Bruno Catarzi, Giuseppe Santelli, Raffaello Fossi, Alimondo Ciampi, and Alvaro Cartei; the academics Tommaso Bisagno and Boncompagno da Signa; Blessed Giovanna da Signa; the journalist Piergiorgio Branzi; and the actor Giancarlo Gori.
The 1875 novel Signa by Ouida (Mary Louise Ramé) is set in Signa.