Vicchio

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Vicchio
Comune
Comune di Vicchio
Church of San Lorenzio in Villore
Church of San Lorenzio in Villore
Coat of arms of Vicchio
Coat of arms
Vicchio is located in Italy
Vicchio
Vicchio
Location of Vicchio in Italy
Coordinates: 43°56′N 11°28′E / 43.933°N 11.467°E / 43.933; 11.467Coordinates: 43°56′N 11°28′E / 43.933°N 11.467°E / 43.933; 11.467
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Florence (FI)
Frazioni Villore, Barbiana, Casole, Rupecanina, Gattaia, Molezzano, Caselle, Vespignano, Mattagnano, Piazzano, Santa Maria a Vezzano, Cistio
Government
 • Mayor Roberto Izzo
Area
 • Total 139.0 km2 (53.7 sq mi)
Elevation 203 m (666 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 7,736
 • Density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym Vicchiesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 50039
Dialing code 055
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day June 24
Website Official website
Ponte a Vicchio
Cimabue bridge in Vespignano

Vicchio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of Florence. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 7,736 and an area of 139.0 square kilometres (53.7 sq mi).[1]

Vicchio borders the following municipalities: Borgo San Lorenzo, Dicomano, Marradi, Pontassieve.

Three famous Italian painters were born near Vicchio: Giotto (in the frazione of Colle di Vespignano), Fra Angelico (at Rupecanina) and Armeno Mattioli. It was also the birthplace of Jean-Baptiste Lully (Baptized Giovanni Battista Lulli), who would become the founder of the French opera tradition.

Demographic evolution[edit]

Twin cities[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Media related to Vicchio at Wikimedia Commons