Cecina is a comune (municipality) of 28,322 inhabitants in the Province of Livorno in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 80 km southwest of Florence and about 30 km southeast of Livorno.
The territory of Cecina borders the following municipalities: Bibbona, Casale Marittimo, Castellina Marittima, Guardistallo, Montescudaio, Riparbella, Rosignano Marittimo.
An archaeological park close to the town houses the remains of a Roman villa from the 1st century BC.
View of Cecina River, 1751
A settlement was founded here by the Roman consul Albinus Caecina, who was a descendent of an ancient Etruscan family. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the territory suffered a long period of decline, which only came to an end when the Grand Duke Leopold II of Tuscany began to develop local agriculture.
The modern town was founded in 1852, but was totally destroyed during World War II. From the 1960s onwards, it has developed into a popular tourist resort.
- ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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