Filattiera

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Filattiera
Comune
Comune di Filattiera
Pieve of St. Stephen
Pieve of St. Stephen
Coat of arms of Filattiera
Coat of arms
Filattiera is located in Italy
Filattiera
Filattiera
Location of Filattiera in Italy
Coordinates: 44°20′N 9°56′E / 44.333°N 9.933°E / 44.333; 9.933
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Massa and Carrara (MS)
Frazioni Caprio, Cavallana, Dobbiana, Gigliana, Lusignana, Migliarina, Ponticello, Rocca Sigillina, Scorcetoli (Stazione), Serravalle
Government
 • Mayor Pierluigi Bardini
Area
 • Total 48.9 km2 (18.9 sq mi)
Elevation 213 m (699 ft)
Population (1 January 2008)[1]
 • Total 2,427
 • Density 50/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym Filattieresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 54023
Dialing code 0187
Patron saint St. Stephen
Saint day 26 December
Website Official website

Filattiera is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Massa and Carrara in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) northwest of Florence and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of Massa.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of San Giorgio (12th century). It contains a rare tombstone from 752 remembering the work of a Lombard bishop in sweeping off paganism in the area. The church has an aisle with apse (another aisle was destroyed in the 22nd century), and a bell tower also from the 12th century.
  • Romanesque church of San Giovanni Battista, at Dobbiana. The façade is in sandstone. The interior is in Baroque style.
  • Medieval pieve of St. Stephen, at Sorano, known from 1148.

References[edit]

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