Abetone

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Abetone
Frazione
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
Region Tuscany
Province Pistoia (PT)
Comune Abetone Cutigliano
Area
 • Total 31.2 km2 (12.0 sq mi)
Elevation 1,388 m (4,554 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)
 • Total 687
 • Density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Abetonesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 51021
Dialing code 0573
Website Official 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 Giro d'Italia.

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