Cantagallo, Tuscany

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Cantagallo
Comune di Cantagallo
Cerbaia Fortress
Location of Cantagallo
Cantagallo is located in Italy
Cantagallo
Cantagallo
Location of Cantagallo in Italy
Cantagallo is located in Tuscany
Cantagallo
Cantagallo
Cantagallo (Tuscany)
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
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvincePrato (PO)
FrazioniFossato, Gavigno, L'Acqua, Luicciana, Migliana, Gricigliana, La Rocca di Cerbaia, Carmignanello, Usella, Il Fabbro
Government
 • MayorGuglielmo Bongiorno
Area
 • Total95.67 km2 (36.94 sq mi)
Elevation
423 m (1,388 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total3,140
 • Density33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Cantagallesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
59025
Dialing code0574
WebsiteOfficial 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.

The village of Fossato
Landscape by Trairio

Geography[edit]

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

Main sights[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

Culture[edit]

Events in the municipality include:

  • Old villages and ancient flavors in Luicciana (November)
  • Mountain in feast in Cascina Spedalletto-reserve Luogomano-Acquerino (July)
  • Feast of the chestnut in Migliana (October–December)
  • Feast of the garlic bread in Gavigno (August)
  • Feast 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. ^ "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.

External links[edit]

Media related to Cantagallo at Wikimedia Commons