|Comune di Vicopisano|
Vicopisano within the Province of Pisa
|Frazioni||Caprona, Cucigliana, Lugnano, San Giovanni alla Vena, Uliveto Terme|
|• Mayor||Antonella Malloggi|
|• Total||26.9 km2 (10.4 sq mi)|
|Elevation||12 m (39 ft)|
|• Density||310/km2 (790/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Mary|
|Saint day||First Sunday in October|
Vicopisano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pisa in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of Florence and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) east of Pisa. It occupies the former valley of the Arno River (which now flows some km southwards), bounded by the Monte Pisano from north.
Vicopisano borders the following municipalities: Bientina, Buti, Calci, Calcinaia, Cascina and San Giuliano Terme. It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Caprona, Cucigliana, Lugnano, San Giovanni alla Vena and Uliveto Terme.
In medieval times Vicopisano was a flourishing fortified center of the Republic of Pisa. It was conquered by Florence in 1406. Here a castle (Rocca Nuova) designed by Filippo Brunelleschi was built in 1434.
Economical activities include ceramics, mechanics (Piaggio) and bottling of mineral waters. The agriculture is based on olive oil and cereals.
- Brunelleschi Rocca (castle), with an annexed Romanesque church from the 12th century
- 12 medieval towers
- Pieve di Santa Maria (12th century), with 13th-century frescoes.
- Pieve di San Jacopo
- Palazzo Pretorio (12th century)
- Palazzo della Vecchia Posta (12th century)
- Villa Fehr
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
Media related to Vicopisano at Wikimedia Commons
- (English) Vicopisano official website