Figline Valdarno

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Figline Valdarno
Comune
Comune di Figline Valdarno
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Coat of arms of Figline Valdarno
Coat of arms
Figline Valdarno is located in Italy
Figline Valdarno
Figline Valdarno
Location of Figline Valdarno in Italy
Coordinates: 43°37′N 11°28′E / 43.617°N 11.467°E / 43.617; 11.467
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Florence (FI)
Frazioni Brollo, Celle San Leo, Cesto, Gaglianella, Gaville, Matassino, Pavelli, Ponte agli Stolli, Porcellino, Restone, San Donato in Avane, San Martino Altoreggi, Stecco, Tartigliese
Government
 • Mayor Riccardo Nocentini (PD)
Area
 • Total 71.7 km2 (27.7 sq mi)
Elevation 126 m (413 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)
 • Total 17,025
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Demonym Figlinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 50063
Dialing code 055
Patron saint St. Romulus
Website Official website
Pieve of San Romolo, at Gaville.

Figline Valdarno was a comune (municipality) in the Province of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southeast of Florence. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 16,769 and an area of 71.7 square kilometres (27.7 sq mi).[1] The municipality is the birthplace of Marsilio Ficino.

Figline Valdarno borders the following municipalities: Castelfranco di Sopra, Cavriglia, Greve in Chianti, Incisa in Val d'Arno, Pian di Scò, Reggello, San Giovanni Valdarno.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of San Pietro al Terreno, known from 1148, restored in the 18th century
  • Chapel of Villa di San Cerbone, with an Annunciation by Il Cigoli
  • Collegiate Church of Santa Maria, with a panel by the Master of Figline (after 1317)
  • Convent and Church of St. Francis
  • Monastery of Santa Croce
  • Pieve of San Romolo at Gaville, a Romanesque church with a rich sculptural decoration
  • Abbey of San Cassiano

Transportation[edit]

The town is well served by the station with frequent trains to Florence and Arezzo. Near the station there is a bus terminal that connects Figline with the towns nearby.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

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

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