Porcari

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Porcari
Comune
Comune di Porcari
Porcari Panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Porcari
Coat of arms
Porcari is located in Italy
Porcari
Porcari
Location of Porcari in Italy
Coordinates: 43°50′N 10°37′E / 43.833°N 10.617°E / 43.833; 10.617
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Lucca (LU)
Frazioni Rughi, Padule, La Fratina
Government
 • Mayor Alberto Baccini
Area
 • Total 17.9 km2 (6.9 sq mi)
Elevation 32 m (105 ft)
Population (1 June 2011)[1]
 • Total 8,753
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym Porcaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 55016
Dialing code 0583
Patron saint St. Justus
Saint day Monday after Pentecost
Website Official website

Porcari is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lucca in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of Florence and about 8 kilometres (5 mi) east of Lucca.

In the Middle Ages it was a stage on the Via Francigena. It houses the church of St. Justus, dating to the 16th century but later mostly remade in neo-medieval style.

References[edit]

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

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