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Reggello

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Reggello
Comune di Reggello
Countrysyde in Reggello
Coat of arms
Reggello within the Metropolitan City of Florence
Location of Reggello
Reggello
Reggello
Location of Reggello in Italy
Reggello
Reggello
Reggello (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°41′N 11°32′E / 43.683°N 11.533°E / 43.683; 11.533
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
Metropolitan cityFlorence (FI)
FrazioniCancelli, Canova, Cascia, Caselli, Ciliegi, Donnini, Leccio, Matassino, Montanino, Pietrapiana, Pontifogno, Prulli, Saltino, San Clemente, San Donato in Fronzano, Sant'Ellero, Tosi, Vaggio, Vallombrosa
Government
 • MayorCristiano Benucci (Partito Democratico)
Area
 • Total121.68 km2 (46.98 sq mi)
Elevation
390 m (1,280 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[3]
 • Total16,340
 • Density130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Reggellesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
50066
Dialing code055
Patron saintSt. James
WebsiteOfficial website
Church of St. Agata at Arfoli.
Church of St. Agata at Arfoli.
Bonsi Castle in Pietrapiana.
Bonsi Castle in Pietrapiana.

Reggello is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 25 kilometres (16 miles) southeast of Florence. The municipality borders with Castel San Niccolò, Castelfranco Piandiscò, Figline e Incisa Valdarno, Montemignaio, Pelago, and Rignano sull'Arno.

History

In 1966, seven people were killed and a neighborhood of Reggello was destroyed by a landslide triggered by the same rains that also flooded Florence.

Main sights

Reggello is home to the Abbey of Vallombrosa, located in the Vallombrosa forest, 10 km (6 mi) from the town centre.

Another sight is the Castle of Sammezzano, located near Leccio, that is a palazzo in Moorish Revival architectural style.

Sport

The local football team is called S.S. Resco Reggello, now playing in Promozione division.

References

  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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