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Castelfiorentino

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Castelfiorentino
Comune di Castelfiorentino

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Location of Castelfiorentino
Castelfiorentino
Castelfiorentino
Location of Castelfiorentino in Italy
Castelfiorentino
Castelfiorentino
Castelfiorentino (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°36′N 10°58′E / 43.600°N 10.967°E / 43.600; 10.967
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
Metropolitan cityFlorence (FI)
FrazioniDogana, Castelnuovo d'Elsa, Petrazzi, Granaiolo, Dogana, Fontanella, Cambiano
Government
 • MayorAlessio Falorni (PD)
Area
 • Total66.6 km2 (25.7 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
 (30 June 2017[2])[3]
 • Total17,450
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Castellani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
50051
Dialing code0571
Patron saintSanta Verdiana
WebsiteOfficial website

Castelfiorentino is a city and comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Florence, Tuscany, central Italy, halfway between Florence (distance 45 km), Pisa (50 km) and Siena (55 km). The population is approximately 20,000 inhabitants. It is part of Valdelsa. Castelfiorentino borders the following municipalities: Certaldo, Empoli, Gambassi Terme, Montaione, Montespertoli and San Miniato.

Santa Verdiana
Santa Verdiana

Main sights

  • Collegia church of Sts. Lawrence and Leonard (13th-14th centuries). It houses a crucifix by Giovanni Pisano (14th century)
  • Romanesque-Gothic church of St. Francis (13th century), with a Madonna with Child by Taddeo Gaddi, and other works by Cenni di Francesco, Giovanni del Biondo and other 15th century Florentine schools paintings.
  • Pieve (pleban church) of Santi Ippolito e Biagio, with a 14th-century crucifix and two 15th-century frescoes
  • Oratory of Santi Lorenzo e Barbara.
  • Sanctuary of Santa Verdiana (18th century)
  • Romanesque pieve of Santi Pietro e Paolo, at Coiano (11th century)

Twin towns

References

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
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