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Comune di Fosdinovo
Coat of arms of Fosdinovo
Coat of arms
Fosdinovo is located in Italy
Location of Fosdinovo in Italy
Coordinates: 44°8′N 10°1′E / 44.133°N 10.017°E / 44.133; 10.017
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Massa and Carrara (MS)
Frazioni Canepari, Caniparola, Caprognano, Carignano, Giucano, Marciaso, Paghezzana, Palazzina, Ponzanello, Posterla, Pulica, Tendola
 • Mayor Camilla Bianchi
 • Total 48.7 km2 (18.8 sq mi)
Elevation 550 m (1,800 ft)
Population (31 May 2007[1])
 • Total 4,854
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Fosdinovesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 54035, 54030
Dialing code 0187
Patron saint St. Remigius
Saint day 1 October

Fosdinovo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Massa and Carrara in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) northwest of Florence and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Massa.

Fosdinovo borders the following municipalities: Aulla, Carrara, Castelnuovo Magra, Fivizzano, Ortonovo, Sarzana.

The town is home to a medieval castle of the Malaspina family, rulers of the duchy of Massa. It is also the seat of the Medieval Festival of Fosdinovo (July) and the Forza del Sorriso Festival (Strength of the Smile Festival) (the fourth weekend of August). This second festival is a new, vital festival where the chief theme is the smile.

Twin towns[edit]

Fosdinovo is twinned with:


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

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