Fucecchio

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Fucecchio
Comune
Comune di Fucecchio
Fucecchio 3.jpg
Coat of arms of Fucecchio
Coat of arms
Fucecchio is located in Italy
Fucecchio
Fucecchio
Location of Fucecchio in Italy
Coordinates: 43°44′N 10°48′E / 43.733°N 10.800°E / 43.733; 10.800
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Florence (FI)
Frazioni Galleno, Le Botteghe, Massarella, Pinete, Ponte a Cappiano, Querce, San Pierino, Torre
Government
 • Mayor Claudio Toni
Area
 • Total 65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (1 January 2007)
 • Total 22,297
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Demonym Fucecchiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 50054
Dialing code 0571
Patron saint St. Candidus
Saint day June 24
Website Official website

Fucecchio is a town and comune of the province of Firenze in the Italian region of Tuscany. The main economical resources of the city are the leather industries, shoes industry and other manufacturing activities, although in the recent years their number has been decreasing because of a slight recession started.

The medieval town of Fucecchio is mentioned frequently in the opera Gianni Schicchi (1917) by Giacomo Puccini - one character, Simone, was once its podestà, and some of the estates to be distributed are situated there.

Main sights[edit]

  • Collegiata di San Giovanni Battista (11th century, but redone in Neo-Classicist style in the 18th century).
  • Abbey of San Salvatore, founded in 1001. It houses a painting by Jacopo Chimenti, derived from a similar one by Giorgio Vasari.
  • Oratory of Madonna della Ferruzza.
  • Palazzo Corsini.

People[edit]

People born in Fucecchio include:

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