Calenzano

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Calenzano
Comune di Calenzano
Hills in the territory of Calenzano
Hills in the territory of Calenzano
Location of Calenzano
Calenzano is located in Italy
Calenzano
Calenzano
Location of Calenzano in Italy
Calenzano is located in Tuscany
Calenzano
Calenzano
Calenzano (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°52′N 11°10′E / 43.867°N 11.167°E / 43.867; 11.167Coordinates: 43°52′N 11°10′E / 43.867°N 11.167°E / 43.867; 11.167
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
Metropolitan cityFlorence (FI)
FrazioniBaroncoli,Carraia, Collina, Croci di Calenzano, Leccio, Legri, Osteria degli Alberi, Querciola, San Donato, San Pietro in Casaglia, Secciano, Settimello, Sommaia, Spazzavento, Travalle
Government
 • MayorGiuseppe Carovani
Area
 • Total76.97 km2 (29.72 sq mi)
Elevation
108 m (354 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total17,914
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Calenzanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
50041
Dialing code055
Patron saintSt. Nicholas
WebsiteOfficial website
Pieve di San Severo, outside Calenzano.

Calenzano (Italian pronunciation: [kalenˈdzaːno]) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 11 kilometres (7 mi) northwest of Florence. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 15,557 and an area of 76.9 square kilometres (29.7 sq mi).[3]

Calenzano borders the following municipalities: Barberino di Mugello, Campi Bisenzio, Prato, San Piero a Sieve, Sesto Fiorentino, Vaglia, Vaiano.

Main sights[edit]

  • Villa Ginori a Collina, a patrician villa
  • Church of San Niccolò e Oratorio della Compagnia del Santissimo Sacramento, rebuilt before 1386. It includes frescoes by Jacopo and Nardo di Cione and a panel by Domenico Cresti.
  • Pieve di San Donato (9th-11th centuries), with a Renaissance cloister built in 1460 by Carlo de' Medici.
  • Pieve di Santa Maria (built before the 11th century). It houses a Madonna with St. Thomas from Lorenzo di Credi's workshop and a St. Anthony the Abbot from Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio's school.
  • The ancient Pieve di San Severo, with frescoes from the 14th-15th centuries.
  • Church of Santa Lucia a Settimello (before 10th century, rebuilt in Baroque style in the early 18th century). It houses a terracotta by Benedetto Buglioni (1507) and a wooden crucifix by Baccio da Montelupo (early 16th century)
  • Parco del Neto (park), at the feet of Monte Morello.

Transportation[edit]

Calenzano has a station on the regional railway connecting it to Prato, Florence, Pistoia and Lucca. It can be reached by road from the A1 Motorway. Bus services connect it to Prato, Florence, Campi Bisenzio and Barberino di Mugello.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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