Castelfiorentino

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Castelfiorentino
Comune
Comune di Castelfiorentino
Castelfiorentino, veduta.JPG
Coat of arms of Castelfiorentino
Coat of arms
Castelfiorentino is located in Italy
Castelfiorentino
Castelfiorentino
Location of Castelfiorentino in Italy
Coordinates: 43°36′N 10°58′E / 43.600°N 10.967°E / 43.600; 10.967
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Florence (FI)
Frazioni Dogana, Castelnuovo d'Elsa, Petrazzi, Granaiolo
Government
 • Mayor Giovanni Occhipinti
Area
 • Total 66.6 km2 (25.7 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (30 November 2009 [1])
 • Total 17.959
 • Density 0.27/km2 (0.70/sq mi)
Demonym Castellani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 50051
Dialing code 0571
Patron saint Santa Verdiana
Website Official website

Castelfiorentino is a town and comune (municipality) in the Province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 30 kilometres (19 miles) southwest of Florence.The population is approximately 20,000 inhabitants. It is part of Valley of Elsa. Castelfiorentino borders the following municipalities: Certaldo, Empoli, Gambassi Terme, Montaione, Montespertoli, San Miniato.

Santa Verdiana

Main sights[edit]

  • 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[edit]

References[edit]

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

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