|Comune di Castagneto Carducci|
Panorama of Castagneto Carducci
|Frazioni||Bolgheri, Donoratico, Marina di Castagneto Carducci|
|• Mayor||Sandra Scarpellini|
|• Total||142.6 km2 (55.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||194 m (636 ft)|
|• Density||64/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Patron saint||St. Lawrence|
|Saint day||10 August|
Castagneto Carducci is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Livorno in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 90 kilometres (56 miles) southwest of Florence and about 50 km (31 mi) southeast of Livorno. It is named after the poet Giosuè Carducci, who spent there some years as a child.
Origin of the name
It derives from chestnut, so Castagneto has the meaning of chestnut wood. In 1900, the specification Marittimo (in the meaning of Maremma) was added, which in 1907 was changed to the present one, in honour of the famous poet Giosuè Carducci who, as a child, lived there for some years (near Bolgheri, north of the village).
Giosuè Carducci Literary Park and Museum-Archive
The Museum-Archive, currently home to the Literary Park, preserves material on the life and works of the poet Giosuè Carducci acquired during the Carducci celebrations in 1982 and 1985. The Literary Park is characterised by various interesting itineraries that retrace places and landscapes of the Castagneto area present in Carducci's works and life.
Castagneto Carducci's economy is linked to agriculture and seaside and wine and food tourism, which, especially in summer, benefits from the area's numerous accommodation facilities, which have been awarded the prestigious "Bandiera Blue" cognition. Another important resource is the production of fine wines, which have made the wine cellars of Bolgheri and the surrounding area famous throughout the world. The production of extra virgin olive oil is also important.
Monuments and sights
- "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
- "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
- "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT". demo.istat.it.
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