San Casciano dei Bagni
|San Casciano dei Bagni|
|Comune di San Casciano dei Bagni|
|Frazioni||Palazzone, Fighine, Celle sul Rigo, Ponte a Rigo|
|• Mayor||Franco Picchieri|
|• Total||91.8 km2 (35.4 sq mi)|
|Elevation||582 m (1,909 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||19/km2 (48/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||San Cassiano|
|Saint day||August 13|
It is a member of "prettiest Italian villages" (borghi piu belli d'Italia).
The history of San Casciano is strictly connected to the presence of hot waters, with 42 springs, a mean temperature of 42°C and a daily delivery of 5.5 million litres (third in Europe).
In the 3rd-4th century a Christian Pieve of St. Mary ad balneo existed in San Casciano. During the Middle Ages it was initially under Lombard rule, and later under the Visconti di Campiglia and the Abbey of San Salvatore. Troops of San Casciano took part at the Battle of Montaperti in 1260. The last Visconti ruler was Monaldo, who was also podestà of Florence in 1389. San Casciano was acquired by the Republic of Siena in 1412. In Renaissance times its baths attracted visitors from all over Europe, but they decayed from the 19th century, recovering only from the early 21st Century.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
Media related to San Casciano dei Bagni at Wikimedia Commons
- (Italian) San Casciano dei Bagni official website