San Marcello Pistoiese

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San Marcello Pistoiese
Comune
Comune di San Marcello Pistoiese
Center of San Marcello Pistoiese
Center of San Marcello Pistoiese
Coat of arms of San Marcello Pistoiese
Coat of arms
San Marcello Pistoiese is located in Italy
San Marcello Pistoiese
San Marcello Pistoiese
Location of San Marcello Pistoiese in Italy
Coordinates: 44°3′N 10°48′E / 44.050°N 10.800°E / 44.050; 10.800
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Pistoia (PT)
Frazioni Bardalone, Campotizzoro, Gavinana, Maresca, Pontepetri
Government
 • Mayor Carla Strufaldi (L'Unione)
Area
 • Total 84.7 km2 (32.7 sq mi)
Elevation 623 m (2,044 ft)
Population (2007[1])
 • Total 6,917
 • Density 82/km2 (210/sq mi)
Demonym Sammarcellini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 51028
Dialing code 0573
Website Official website

San Marcello Pistoiese is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pistoia in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of Florence and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Pistoia.

History[edit]

Before the Roman conquest (3rd-2nd centuries BC), the area was likely inhabited by some Italic tribe, such as the Ligures. The Roman senator Catilina died in 62 BC in a battle not far from here.

During the Middle Ages, San Marcello was an independent commune (13th century), until it fell to Pistoia in the late 14th century. The frazione of Gavinana was the location of the eponymous battle in 1530.

The original settlement started to grow substantially after the construction of the road connecting Pistoia to Modena, which passed through it (1781). In 1864 it was connected by the Ferrovia Porrettana, from Pistoia to Bologna, later expanded with an electric tramway line (Ferrovia Alto Pistoiese), from Pracchia to San Marcello.

Science[edit]

San Marcello is home to the Pistoia Mountains Astronomical Observatory.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

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

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