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Comune di Capannori
Pieve of San Gennaro.
Pieve of San Gennaro.
Coat of arms of Capannori
Coat of arms
Capannori within the Province of Lucca
Capannori within the Province of Lucca
Capannori is located in Italy
Location of Capannori in Italy
Coordinates: 43°51′N 10°34′E / 43.850°N 10.567°E / 43.850; 10.567Coordinates: 43°51′N 10°34′E / 43.850°N 10.567°E / 43.850; 10.567
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Lucca (LU)
Frazioni see list
 • Mayor Luca Menesini (since June 2014)
 • Total 156 km2 (60 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total 44,892
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Capannoresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 55012
Dialing code 0583
Website Official website

Capannori (Italian pronunciation: [kaˈpannori]) is an Italian town and comune in the province of Lucca, in northern Tuscany. As of 2011 its population was of 44,892.[1]


The 40 hamlets of Capannori are located on the lands that once corresponded to the eastern territories of the Republic of Lucca. Most of those hamlets date back to medieval times.

Colognora di Compito was featured in the 2008 film Miracle at St. Anna.



Located in south of its province, next to the provinces of Pisa and Pistoia, the municipality borders with Altopascio, Bientina (PI), Borgo a Mozzano, Buti (PI), Calci (PI), Lucca, Montecarlo, Pescia (PT), Porcari, San Giuliano Terme (PI), and Villa Basilica.


Map of the municipal districts

Capannori counts 40 hamlets (frazioni).

The most populated village is not the town of Capannori, but the hamlet of Marlia (5,000 inhabitants).

The hamlets of Capannori are: Badia di Cantignano, Camigliano Santa Gemma, Carraia, Castelvecchio di Compito, Colle di Compito, Colognora di Compito, Coselli, Gragnano, Guamo, Lammari, Lappato, Lunata, Marlia, Massa Macinaia, Matraia, Paganico, Parezzana, Petrognano, Pieve di Compito, Pieve San Paolo, Ruota, Sant'Andrea di Compito (pop. 250), Sant'Andrea in Caprile, San Colombano, San Gennaro, San Ginese di Compito, San Giusto di Compito, San Leonardo in Treponzio, Santa Margherita, San Martino in Colle, San Pietro a Marcigliano, Segromigno in Monte, Segromigno in Piano, Tassignano, Toringo, Tofori, Valgiano, Verciano, Vorno, and Zone.


Castelvecchio di Compito

Main sights[edit]

The area is characterized by the number of distinctive towers (once used to communicate). Main sights include:

Twin cities[edit]


  1. ^ a b (in Italian) Source: Istat 2011

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