Carmignano

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Carmignano
Comune
Comune di Carmignano
Santi Michele e Francesco church
Coat of arms of Carmignano
Coat of arms
Carmignano is located in Italy
Carmignano
Carmignano
Location of Carmignano in Italy
Coordinates: 43°49′N 11°1′E / 43.817°N 11.017°E / 43.817; 11.017
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvincePrato (PO)
FrazioniArtimino, Bacchereto, Barchetto della Pineta, Capezzana, Castelvecchio, Colle Novelli, Comeana, Grumaggio, I Renacci, Il Pinone, Il Poggiolo, La Serra, Lazzera, Le Barche, Le Ginestre, Malinoci, Montalbiolo, Pianetto, Poggio alla Malva, San Martino, Santa Cristina a Mezzana, Seano, Spazzavento, Stazione, Verghereto, Verrucola
Government
 • MayorEdoardo Prestanti
Area
 • Total38.43 km2 (14.84 sq mi)
Elevation189 m (620 ft)
Population (31 May 2017)[1]
 • Total14,541
 • Density380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Carmignanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code59015
Dialing code055
Patron saintSt. Michael Archangel
Saint day29 September
WebsiteOfficial website
View of Carmignano view.
Child fountain.
The fortress (Rocca).

Carmignano is a comune (municipality) in the province of Prato, part of the Italian region Tuscany. It is located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Florence and about 10 kilometres (6 mi) southwest of Prato. It is the centre of the wine region of the same name.

Geography[edit]

Carmignano borders the following municipalities: Capraia e Limite, Lastra a Signa, Montelupo Fiorentino, Poggio a Caiano, Prato, Quarrata, Signa, Vinci.

Main sights[edit]

The most important attraction of the town is the church of San Michele e San Francesco (12th century), which houses a Visitation by the Renaissance master Pontormo.

The 10th century Rocca (Castle), in the upper part of the town, is well preserved. The frazione of Comeana is home to several Etruscan tombs (such as the Tumulus of Montefortini), while at Artimino is a Medicean villa.

Churches[edit]

Villas[edit]

  • Villa in barchetto della Pineta
  • Medici Villa in Artimino
  • Villa Amata in Verrucola
  • Villa Batisti in Carmignano
  • Villa Batisti-Orlandi in Carmignano
  • Villa Brandani in Carmignano
  • Villa di Capezzana
  • Villa Casale in Carmignano
  • Villa Cremoncini in Carmignano
  • Villa della Costa in Carmignano
  • Villa della Rocca in Carmignano
  • Villa di Calavria in Comeana
  • Villa di Grumaggio in Grumaggio
  • Villa di Pianetto in Pianetto
  • Villa Elena in Il Poggiolo
  • Villa I Boschetti in La Serra
  • Villa I Renacci in I Renacci
  • Villa La Torre in Carmignano
  • Villa Le Falene in Le Farnete
  • Villa Le Farnete in Le Farnete
  • Villa Novelli in Colle Novelli
  • Villa Olmi in Carmignano
  • Villa Ramponi in Carmignano
  • Villa Rinfreschi in Castelvecchio
  • Villa san Michele in Carmignano
  • Villa Vittoria in Lazzera

Culture[edit]

Carmignano is home to the following festivals:

  • Festival of San Michele and Palio of Donkeys in Carmignano (September-October)
  • Old Fair in Carmignano 4-11 (December)
  • Festival of the New Wine in Artimino (October)
  • Welcome Dried Fig ("Benvenuto Fico Secco") in Carmignano (October)
  • Comeana Fair (July)
  • Procession Commemorating the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ in Comeana (July every 3 years, last in 2012)
  • Festival of the Threshing in Seano (July)
  • The Fly and the Moon in Carmignano (October)
  • Festival of the Chestnut in Bacchereto (October)
  • Festival of the Cherry in Bacchereto (July)
  • Festival of Polenta, Porcini and Boar in Poggio alla Malva (September)

References[edit]

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

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