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Comune di Vernio
Oratory of St.Nicholas, in the of San Quirico. main village
Coat of arms
Location of Vernio in Italy
44°3′N 11°9′E / 44.050°N 11.150°E
Cavarzano, Costozze, Le Confina, Mercatale Vernio, Montepiano, Risubbiani, San Quirico (communal capital), Sant'Ippolito, Sasseta, Terrigoli
2 (24.4 sq mi)
278 m (912 ft)
(31 August 2007) [1 ]
2 (240/sq mi)
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Dialing code 0574
Leonard of Noblac
War memorial park of gothic line in La Torricella between Celle (Vernio) and Mangona (Barberino di Mugello)
Vernio is a (municipality) in the comune Province of Prato in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 30 km northwest of Florence and about 20 km north of Prato, with a pupulation of 6.095.
History [ edit ]
Vernio's name derives from that of an
ancient Roman winter camp ( castra hiberna) located here. A Roman bridge existed in the area, but was destroyed during World War II. In the 12th century it went from the Carolingians to the counts Alberti from Prato, who lived here after 1107. In the 13th century it went to the Bardi family, as the seat of a county which remained independent until 1798, when it was abolished by Napoleon. After the Congress of Vienna it was annexed to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
Geography [ edit ]
Vernio borders the following municipalities:
Barberino di Mugello, Camugnano, Cantagallo, Castiglione dei Pepoli.
The municipality of Vernio is union of 3 villages:
San Quirico (with the town hall)
Mercatale with the Vernio-Cantagallo-Montepiano train station
Sant 'Ippolito (with a nice parish church)
Villages [ edit ]
Main sights [ edit ]
The main sight is the Abbey of Santa Maria (11th century), at Montepiano, housing 13th-century frescoes.
Churches [ edit ]
Twin towns [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
External links [ edit ]
Media related to Vernio at Wikimedia Commons