Castagneto Carducci

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Castagneto Carducci
Comune di Castagneto Carducci
Panorama of Castagneto Carducci
Panorama of Castagneto Carducci
Location of Castagneto Carducci
Castagneto Carducci is located in Italy
Castagneto Carducci
Castagneto Carducci
Location of Castagneto Carducci in Italy
Castagneto Carducci is located in Tuscany
Castagneto Carducci
Castagneto Carducci
Castagneto Carducci (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°10′N 10°36′E / 43.167°N 10.600°E / 43.167; 10.600
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceLivorno (LI)
FrazioniBolgheri, Donoratico, Marina di Castagneto Carducci
Government
 • MayorSandra Scarpellini
Area
 • Total142.6 km2 (55.1 sq mi)
Elevation
194 m (636 ft)
Population
 (January 2017[2])[4]
 • Total9,071
 • Density64/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Castagnetani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
57022
Dialing code0565
Patron saintSt. Lawrence
Saint day10 August
WebsiteOfficial website

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.

Castagneto Carducci borders the following municipalities: Bibbona, Monteverdi Marittimo, San Vincenzo, Sassetta, Suvereto.

Origin of the name[edit]

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).

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Culture[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Statistiche demografiche ISTAT". demo.istat.it.

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