Poppi

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Poppi
Comune
Comune di Poppi
Poppi Skyline viewed from the North
Poppi Skyline viewed from the North
Coat of arms of Poppi
Coat of arms
Poppi is located in Italy
Poppi
Poppi
Location of Poppi in Italy
Coordinates: 43°43′N 11°46′E / 43.717°N 11.767°E / 43.717; 11.767
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Arezzo (AR)
Frazioni Avena, Badia Prataglia, Becarino, Camaldoli, Larniano, Lierna, Memmenano, Moggiona, Ponte a Poppi, Porrena, Quorle, Quota, Riosecco, Sala, San Martino a Monte, San Martino in Tremoleto.
Government
 • Mayor Graziano Agostini
Area
 • Total 96.9 km2 (37.4 sq mi)
Elevation 437 m (1,434 ft)
Population (2005[1])
 • Total 6,077
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym Poppesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 52014
Dialing code 0575
Patron saint San Torello
Saint day March 16
Website Official website

Poppi is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Arezzo in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 40 km (25 mi) east of Florence and about 30 km (19 mi) northwest of Arezzo.

The castle of Poppi.

Poppi borders the following municipalities: [[]], Bibbiena, Castel Focognano, Castel San Niccolò, Chiusi della Verna, Ortignano Raggiolo, Pratovecchio.

Main sights[edit]

  • Poppi Castle, or the Castello dei Conti Guidi, the main building in the Casentino, known from 1191, was owned by the Counts Guidi. It has additions by Arnoldo do Cambio. It has a courtyard, an external staircase, its chapel with frescos and its library containing rare manuscripts and incunabula.[2]
  • The annual festival commences in the upper town on 29 June, when a large procession bears the image of the Virgin from the Church of Madonna del Morbo to the Church of Saints Marco and Lorenzo, where it remains for the duration of the week.
  • Palazzo Crudeli, birthplace of Tommaso Crudeli condemned by the Catholic Church as heretic. He belonged to the first Freemason Lodge of Italy established by the English colony in Florence, 1732. He died in the same Palazzo after torture and imprisonment.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Occhi sul Casentino, Azienda Autonoma di Soggiorno e Tourismo di Bibbiena, Chiusi della Verna e Poppi, 1980

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