Borgo a Mozzano

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Borgo a Mozzano
Comune
Comune di Borgo a Mozzano
Ponte della Maddalena.
Ponte della Maddalena.
Coat of arms of Borgo a Mozzano
Coat of arms
Borgo a Mozzano is located in Italy
Borgo a Mozzano
Borgo a Mozzano
Location of Borgo a Mozzano in Italy
Coordinates: 43°58′43″N 10°32′45″E / 43.97861°N 10.54583°E / 43.97861; 10.54583
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Lucca (LU)
Frazioni Anchiano, Cerreto, Diecimo, Dezza, Gioviano, Valdottavo, Cune, Corsagna, Tempagnano, Oneta, San Romano, Domazzano, Chifenti.
Government
 • Mayor Patrizio Andreuccetti
Area
 • Total 72.2 km2 (27.9 sq mi)
Elevation 97 m (318 ft)
Population (31 December 2010)
 • Total 7,396
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Borghigiani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 55023
Dialing code 0583
Website Official website

Borgo a Mozzano is a town and comune in the province of Lucca, in northern Tuscany (Italy), located on the Serchio River.

History[edit]

The town is mentioned for the first time in 879, when a document mentioned one place In loco Mozzano prope Decimo. Later it was held by the Soffredinghi family, and then by the Republic of Lucca.

After the end of the Lucchese independence, it was part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and, from 1860, of Unified Italy.

Main sights[edit]

Ponte della Maddalena / Ponte del Diavolo / Devil's Bridge.

Borgo a Mozzano is dominated by the presence of Ponte della Maddalena also called "del Diavolo" (Devil's Bridge). The Devil's Bridge is located on the SP2 one kilometer north of downtown. The bridge's majestic structure attracts thousands of tourists every year.

Transportation[edit]

The town of Borgo a Mozzano is centrally located between the Garfagnana and the Lucchesia, and can be easily reached by car with the SS12 "Brennero" or the SP2 "Lodovica". The nearest major airport (50 min drive) is the Galileo Galilei International Airport of Pisa.

Also, the town has its own train station served by the line Lucca-Aulla. Finally, an efficient bus system connects Borgo a Mozzano with the city of Lucca and the rest of the Garfagnana.

Twin towns[edit]

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