Serravalle Pistoiese

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Serravalle Pistoiese
Comune
Comune di Serravalle Pistoiese
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Coat of arms of Serravalle Pistoiese
Coat of arms
Serravalle Pistoiese is located in Italy
Serravalle Pistoiese
Serravalle Pistoiese
Location of Serravalle Pistoiese in Italy
Coordinates: 43°54′N 10°50′E / 43.900°N 10.833°E / 43.900; 10.833
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Pistoia (PT)
Frazioni Baco, Cantagrillo, Casalguidi, Castellina, Le Ville, Masotti, Pontassio, Ponte alla Stella, Ponte di Serravalle, Serravalle Scalo, Vinacciano
Government
 • Mayor Renzo Mochi (L'Unione)
Area
 • Total 42.1 km2 (16.3 sq mi)
Elevation 182 m (597 ft)
Population (30 June 2009)[1]
 • Total 11,443
 • Density 270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Demonym Serravallini or Terrazzani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 51030
Dialing code 0573
Patron saint Saint Louis of Toulouse
Saint day 19 August
Website Official website

Serravalle Pistoiese is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pistoia in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 35 kilometres (22 mi) northwest of Florence and about 8 kilometres (5 mi) southwest of Pistoia.

History[edit]

The original settlement consisted of two cones, those of S. Maria and Nievole, the fortress was built by the New Lucchesi in 1302. Casttrum of talking in an old inventory of the assets of the town of Pistoia dated around 1380, this document is listed in the Castrum Serravallis cum walls turribus September muratis circumcirca et cum duabus januis.[2]

Main sights[edit]

Town centre of Cantagrillo, one of the frazioni of the municipality Serravalle Pistoiese
  • Church of San Michele Arcangelo. It houses a 14th-century Miracle of St. Blaise and a triptych with Madonna Enthroned with Child and Saints (1438), by Bartolomeo di Andrea Bocchi.
  • Barbarossa (Lombard) Tower
  • Church of Santo Stefano
  • Oratory of San Rocco e San Sebastiano, with fragment of 14th-century fresco decoration
  • Church of St. Peter, in the frazione of Casalguidi. It houses some 16th-century paintings.
  • Rocca Nuova, or Rocca di Castruccio, a medieval castle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "http://www.guidatoscana.net/castello-serravalle-pisotiese-pistoia/119.htm"

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