Fucecchio

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Fucecchio
Comune di Fucecchio
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Coat of arms of Fucecchio
Coat of arms
Location of Fucecchio
Fucecchio is located in Italy
Fucecchio
Fucecchio
Location of Fucecchio in Italy
Fucecchio is located in Tuscany
Fucecchio
Fucecchio
Fucecchio (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°44′N 10°48′E / 43.733°N 10.800°E / 43.733; 10.800Coordinates: 43°44′N 10°48′E / 43.733°N 10.800°E / 43.733; 10.800
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
Metropolitan cityFlorence (FI)
FrazioniGalleno, Le Botteghe, Massarella, Pinete, Ponte a Cappiano, Querce, San Pierino, Torre
Government
 • MayorAlessio Spinelli
Area
 • Total65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation
25 m (82 ft)
Population
(31 August 2017)
 • Total23,343
 • Density360/km2 (930/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Fucecchiesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
50054
Dialing code0571
Patron saintSt. Candidus
Saint dayJune 24
WebsiteOfficial website

Fucecchio is a town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany. The main economical resources of the city are the leather industries, shoes industry and other manufacturing activities, although in the recent years their number has been decreasing because of a slight recession started.

The medieval town of Fucecchio is mentioned frequently in the opera Gianni Schicchi (1917) by Giacomo Puccini – one character, Simone, was once its podestà, and some of the estates to be distributed are situated there.

Main sights[edit]

  • Collegiata di San Giovanni Battista (11th century, but redone in Neo-Classicist style in the 18th century).
  • Abbey of San Salvatore, founded in 1001. It houses a painting by Jacopo Chimenti, derived from a similar one by Giorgio Vasari.
  • Oratory of Madonna della Ferruzza.
  • Palazzo Corsini.

People[edit]

People born in Fucecchio include:

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