Calenzano

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Calenzano
Comune
Comune di Calenzano
Hills in the territory of Calenzano
Hills in the territory of Calenzano
Calenzano is located in Italy
Calenzano
Calenzano
Location of Calenzano in Italy
Coordinates: 43°52′N 11°10′E / 43.867°N 11.167°E / 43.867; 11.167Coordinates: 43°52′N 11°10′E / 43.867°N 11.167°E / 43.867; 11.167
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Florence (FI)
Frazioni Baroncoli,Carraia, Collina, Croci di Calenzano, Leccio, Legri, Osteria degli Alberi, Querciola, San Donato, San Pietro in Casaglia, Secciano, Settimello, Sommaia, Spazzavento, Travalle
Government
 • Mayor Giuseppe Carovani
Area
 • Total 76.9 km2 (29.7 sq mi)
Elevation 108 m (354 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 15,557
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Demonym Calenzanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 50041
Dialing code 055
Patron saint St. Nicholas
Website Official website
Pieve di San Severo, outside Calenzano.

Calenzano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 11 kilometres (7 mi) northwest of Florence. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 15,557 and an area of 76.9 square kilometres (29.7 sq mi).[1]

Calenzano borders the following municipalities: Barberino di Mugello, Campi Bisenzio, Prato, San Piero a Sieve, Sesto Fiorentino, Vaglia, Vaiano.

Main sights[edit]

  • Villa Ginori a Collina, a patrician villa
  • Church of San Niccolò e Oratorio della Compagnia del Santissimo Sacramento, rebuilt before 1386. It includes frescoes by Jacopo and Nardo di Cione and a panel by Domenico Cresti.
  • Pieve di San Donato (9th-11th centuries), with a Renaissance cloister built in 1460 by Carlo de' Medici.
  • Pieve di Santa Maria (built before the 11th century). It houses a Madonna with St. Thomas from Lorenzo di Credi's workshop and a St. Anthony the Abbot from Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio's school.
  • The ancient Pieve di San Severo, with frescoes from the 14th-15th centuries.
  • Church of Santa Lucia a Settimello (before 10th century, rebuilt in Baroque style in the early 18th century). It houses a terracotta by Benedetto Buglioni (1507) and a wooden crucifix by Baccio da Montelupo (early 16th century)
  • Parco del Neto (park), at the feet of Monte Morello.

Transportation[edit]

Calenzano has a station on the regional railway connecting it to Prato, Florence, Pistoia and Lucca. It can be reached by road from the A1 Motorway.

Bus services connect it to Prato, Florence, Campi Bisenzio and Barberino di Mugello.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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

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