Scandicci

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Scandicci
Comune
Comune di Scandicci
The old town hall of Scandicci.
The old town hall of Scandicci.
Scandicci is located in Italy
Scandicci
Scandicci
Location of Scandicci in Italy
Coordinates: 43°45′N 11°10′E / 43.750°N 11.167°E / 43.750; 11.167Coordinates: 43°45′N 11°10′E / 43.750°N 11.167°E / 43.750; 11.167
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Florence (FI)
Frazioni Badia a Settimo, Capannuccia, Casellina, Granatieri, Le Bagnese, l'Olmo, Mosciano, Pieve a Settimo, Rinaldi, San Colombano, San Martino alla Palma, San Michele a Torri, San Vincenzo a Torri, Santa Maria a Marciola, Scandicci Alto, Vingone, Viottolone
Government
 • Mayor Simone Gheri (Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 59.6 km2 (23.0 sq mi)
Elevation 47 m (154 ft)
Population (1 January 2008)[1]
 • Total 49,562
 • Density 830/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Demonym Scandiccesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 50018
Dialing code 055
Patron saint St. Zenobius
Saint day May 10
Website Official website
Pieve of Sant'Alessandro a Giogoli.

Scandicci (Italian pronunciation: [skanˈdittʃi]) is a comune (municipality) of c. 50,000 inhabitants in the Province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 6 kilometres (4 miles) southwest of Florence.

Scandicci borders the following municipalities: Campi Bisenzio, Florence, Impruneta, Lastra a Signa, Montespertoli, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Signa.

The settlement of Scandicci appeared in 1774 as Torri, and was later enlarged to incorporate several neighbouring communities.

Main sights[edit]

Scandicci's main attraction is the Villa i Collazzi, a Mannerist building whose design is attributed to Michelangelo. Other sights include:

  • badia of San Giuliano a Settimo, known from 774.
  • Pieve di Sant'Alessandro a Giogoli, in the neighbourhood. Known from 1035, it is in Romanesque style and has a nave with two aisles (the latter, together with the transept, decorated in Baroque style). In the rectory is a fresco by Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio and a canvas by Francesco Conti.
  • Pieve di San Vincenzo
  • Church of San Martino alla Palma, with a 16th-century portico. The interior, on a single nave, houses a 14th-century Madonna with Child Enthroned.
  • Church of Sant'Andrea, at Mosciano, with some 13th-14th century paintings.

Nearby is also the Abbey of the Saviour.

Twin cities[edit]

References[edit]

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

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