Fabbriche di Vallico

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Fabbriche di Vallico
Comune di Fabbriche di Vallico
Coat of arms of Fabbriche di Vallico
Coat of arms
Fabbriche di Vallico is located in Italy
Fabbriche di Vallico
Fabbriche di Vallico
Location of Fabbriche di Vallico in Italy
Coordinates: 44°0′N 10°26′E / 44.000°N 10.433°E / 44.000; 10.433
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Lucca (LU)
 • Mayor Oreste Giurlani
 • Total 15.5 km2 (6.0 sq mi)
Elevation 349 m (1,145 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004.[1])
 • Total 520
 • Density 34/km2 (87/sq mi)
Demonym Fabbrichini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 55020
Dialing code 0583

Fabbriche di Vallico is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lucca in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northwest of Florence and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of Lucca.

The main village of the comune, Fabbriche, was founded by ironworkers from Bergamo in the 14th century. The lesser villages of Vallico di Sopra and Vallico di Sotto are centuries older with surviving records going back to the eighth century. Originally called Vallivo or Vallibo, Vallico di Sopra (Upper Vallico) was the primary settlement but Vallico di Sotto (Lower Vallico) appeared in the 11th century.

By the 19th century Fabbriche had attracted a predominance of families from Vallico and from neighbouring parts of the Versilia mountains, the Middle Serchio valley and the Modenese Apennines. The population has steadily decreased since the late 19th century and is only about one quarter of what it was at that time.

Fabbriche di Vallico borders the following municipalities: Borgo a Mozzano, Gallicano, Pescaglia, Vergemoli.


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