Abetone

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Abetone
Monument in Abetone
Monument in Abetone
Abetone is located in Italy
Abetone
Abetone
Location of Abetone in Italy
Coordinates: 44°9′46″N 10°39′55″E / 44.16278°N 10.66528°E / 44.16278; 10.66528
Country Italy
RegionTuscany
ProvincePistoia (PT)
ComuneAbetone Cutigliano
Area
 • Total31.2 km2 (12.0 sq mi)
Elevation
1,388 m (4,554 ft)
Population
(31 December 2011)
 • Total687
 • Density22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Abetonesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
51021
Dialing code0573
WebsiteOfficial website
Abetone Pass
"Orto Botanico Forestale di Abetone" (Botanical Garden) - entry

Abetone was a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pistoia in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Florence and about 49 kilometres (30 mi) northwest of Pistoia. It has been a frazione of Abetone Cutigliano since 2017.

History[edit]

Abetone (in Italian: "large fir") was created as a custom post on the main road from the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the Duchy of Modena, founded in 1732. The name derives from that of a large tree cut down to allow the construction to proceed.

Starting from the early 20th century, it became a popular skiing resort. Zeno Colò, an Italian skier, was born here in 1920.

Abetone served as the finish of the 5th Stage of the 2015 Giro d'Italia.

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