Cantagallo, Tuscany

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Cantagallo
Comune
Comune di Cantagallo
Cerbaia Fortress
Cantagallo is located in Italy
Cantagallo
Cantagallo
Location of Cantagallo in Italy
Coordinates: 44°1′N 11°5′E / 44.017°N 11.083°E / 44.017; 11.083Coordinates: 44°1′N 11°5′E / 44.017°N 11.083°E / 44.017; 11.083
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Province of Prato (PO)
Frazioni Fossato, Gavigno, L'Acqua, Luicciana, Migliana, Gricigliana, La Rocca di Cerbaia, Carmignanello, Usella, Il Fabbro
Area
 • Total 94.9 km2 (36.6 sq mi)
Elevation 423 m (1,388 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 2,822
 • Density 30/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 59025
Dialing code 0574
Website Official website

Cantagallo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Prato in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of Florence and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of Prato. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 2,822 and an area of 94.9 square kilometres (36.6 sq mi).[1]

Geography[edit]

Overview[edit]

The municipality of Cantagallo contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Fossato, Gavigno, L'Acqua, Luicciana, Migliana, Gricigliana,Cerbaia, Carmignanello, Usella,La Villa,Cambiaticcio,Castagnana,Codilupo,Colle Bisenzio,La Dogana Il Pucci,Pratale,Trairio, and Il Fabbro.

Cantagallo borders the following municipalities: Barberino di Mugello, Camugnano, Montale, Montemurlo, Pistoia, Sambuca Pistoiese, Vaiano, Vernio.

Villages[edit]

  • Luicciana
  • Cambiaticcio
  • Carmignanello
  • Castello Averardi
  • Montagnana (Cantagallo)
  • Cerbaia
  • Codilupo
  • Colle Bisenzio
  • Fossato (Cantagallo)
  • Gavigno
  • Gricigliana
  • Il Fabbro
  • L'Acqua
  • La Dogana Il Pucci
  • La Villa (Cantagallo)
  • Luicciana
  • Migliana
  • Pratale
  • Trairio
  • Usella
  • Luogomano-Acquerino

Demographic evolution[edit]

Architecture[edit]

Churches[edit]

  • San Biagio in Cantagallo
  • San Lorenzo in Usella
  • San Michele in Luicciana
  • San Donato in L'Acqua
  • San Lorenzo in Fossato
  • San Michele in Codilupo
  • San Rocco in Fossato
  • Oratory of Sant'Agostino in Gavigno
  • Santa Caterina d'Alessandria in Gricigliana
  • Santa Caterina d'Alessandria in Carmignanello
  • Santa Maria in Castello Averardi
  • Santa Maria Assunta in Migliana
  • Santa Maria Assunta oratory in Migliana - old church

Villas[edit]

  • Villa Novellucci in Gricigliana
  • Villa Guicciardini in Il Fabbro
  • Villa Bini in Pratale

Other sights[edit]

  • Sessanto bridge in Carmignanello
  • Medieval bridge in Cerbaia
  • Cerbaia fortress in Cerbaia
  • Pispola mill in Cerbaia
  • Adventure park in Gavigno - between Gavigno and Passo del Tabernacolo

Feasts[edit]

  • Old villages and ancient flavors in Luicciana (November)
  • Mountain in feast in Cascina Spedalletto-reserve Luogomano-Acquerino (July)
  • Feast of the chesnut in Migliana (October-December)
  • Fest of the garlic bread in Gavigno (August)
  • Feat of the boar in Gavigno (July)
  • Feast of the potato in La Villa (September)
  • Feast of the zonzella in Gavigno (June)
  • Sant'Anna feast in Cantagallo (July)
  • Tour of the cribs in Migliana (December-January)

Nature[edit]

  • Reserve Luogomano-Acquerino
  • Passo del Tabernacolo
  • Pian della Rasa

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

External links[edit]

Media related to Cantagallo at Wikimedia Commons