Borgo a Mozzano
Borgo a Mozzano
|Comune di Borgo a Mozzano|
Ponte della Maddalena.
|Frazioni||Anchiano, Cerreto, Diecimo, Dezza, Gioviano, Valdottavo, Cune, Corsagna, Tempagnano, Oneta, San Romano, Domazzano, Chifenti, Rocca, Piano Della Rocca, Montrone, Partigliano.|
|• Mayor||Patrizio Andreuccetti|
|• Total||72.2 km2 (27.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||97 m (318 ft)|
(31 March 2017)
|• Density||97/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
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.
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.
The church and convent of San Francesco is based in Borgo a Mozzano, a monastery which now houses a home for the elderly. The 12th century church of San Martino in Greppo, Borgo a Mozzano is located in the Diecimo district of the comune.
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.
The comune has two train stations, Borgo a Mozzano and Diecimo-Pescaglia, which are served by the line Lucca-Aulla. Also, an efficient bus system connects Borgo a Mozzano with the city of Lucca and the rest of the Garfagnana.
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Notable natives and residents
- St. John Leonardi, founder of the Clerks Regular of the Mother of God of Lucca
- Giuseppe Antonio Luchi, painter
- Nicolò Fazzi, footballer
- Federico Mattiello, footballer
- "The Gothic Line at Borgo a Mozzano". Turislucca. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
- Convento Borgo http://www.conventoborgo.it/. Retrieved 12 November 2017. Missing or empty
- "What to see and do in Bagni di Lucca". Visit Tuscany. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
- "San Giovanni Leonardi". Santi Beati. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
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