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Comune di Bibbiena
Bibbiena - Panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Bibbiena
Coat of arms
Bibbiena is located in Italy
Location of Bibbiena in Italy
Coordinates: 43°42′N 11°49′E / 43.700°N 11.817°E / 43.700; 11.817Coordinates: 43°42′N 11°49′E / 43.700°N 11.817°E / 43.700; 11.817
ProvinceArezzo (AR)
FrazioniBanzena, Bibbiena Stazione, Campi, Farneta, Marciano, Partina, Pian del ponte, Santa Maria del sasso, Serravalle, Soci, Terrossola
 • MayorDaniele Bernardini (since June 2009)
 • Total86 km2 (33 sq mi)
Elevation425 m (1,394 ft)
Population (31 December 2013)
 • Total12,512
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code52011
Dialing code0575
Patron saintSant'Ippolito
Saint dayAugust 13
WebsiteOfficial website

Bibbiena is a town and comune in the province of Arezzo, Tuscany (Italy), the largest town in the valley of Casentino. It is located 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Florence, 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Arezzo, 60 kilometres (37 mi) from Siena, and 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the Sanctuary of La Verna.

The town is on top of a hill at an elevation of 425 metres (1,394 ft).


Bibbiena was originally an important Etruscan town that eventually evolved into a Medieval castle- portions of which, in the form of the "Torre dei Tarlati" and the "Porta dei Fabbri" still exist.

Main sights[edit]

  • Palazzo Mazzoleni
  • Palazzo Niccolini
  • Palazzo Dovizi, built by Cardinal Bernardo Dovizi, who is usually known as "Bibbiena", He was born in Bibbiena and served as secretary to Cardinal Giovanni de' Medici (later Pope Leo X).

The religious buildings include:

  • the church of San Lorenzo, famous for the glazed terracotta reliefs by the Della Robbia school
  • the Pieve di Sant’Ippolito (former chapel of the Tarlati Castle)
  • the Rococo Oratorio of San Francesco
  • the Sanctuary of Santa Maria del Sasso, one of the most important Renaissance buildings in the Casentino area.


The town holds its yearly "Rievocazione della Mea" festival on the last Sunday of Carnival and Shrove Tuesday as well as a similar celebration in the summer with parades in historical costume and a show in the main square.


Notable people[edit]

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