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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).[1]

Signa
Comune
Comune di Signa
Piazza Cavallotti in Signa
Piazza Cavallotti in Signa
Signa is located in Italy
Signa
Signa
Location of Signa in Italy
Coordinates: 43°47′N 11°6′E / 43.783°N 11.100°E / 43.783; 11.100Coordinates: 43°47′N 11°6′E / 43.783°N 11.100°E / 43.783; 11.100
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Metropolitan city Florence (FI)
Frazioni Colombaia, Lecore, San Mauro a Signa, Sant'Angelo a Lecore, San Piero a Ponti
Area
 • Total 18.8 km2 (7.3 sq mi)
Elevation 46 m (151 ft)
Population (1 July 2013)
 • Total 19,571
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Signesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 50058
Dialing code 055
Website Official website

The municipality of Signa contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Colombaia, Lecore, Sant'Angelo a Lecore and San Mauro a Signa.

Signa borders the following municipalities: Campi Bisenzio, Carmignano, Lastra a Signa, Poggio a Caiano, Scandicci.

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.

In Giacomo Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, the "molini di Signa" (mills of Signa) are the most coveted by his relatives of Buoso Donati's properties.

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.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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