Lamporecchio

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Lamporecchio
Comune
Comune di Lamporecchio
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Lamporecchio is located in Italy
Lamporecchio
Lamporecchio
Location of Lamporecchio in Italy
Coordinates: 43°49′N 10°54′E / 43.817°N 10.900°E / 43.817; 10.900Coordinates: 43°49′N 10°54′E / 43.817°N 10.900°E / 43.817; 10.900
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Province of Pistoia (PT)
Frazioni Borgano, Cerbaia, Collececioli, Fornello, Mastromarco, Orbignano, Papone, Porciano, San Baronto, Spicchio, Papiano
Government
 • Mayor Alessio Torrigiani (Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total 22.25 km2 (8.59 sq mi)
Elevation 56 m (184 ft)
Population (31 August 2017)
 • Total 7,524
 • Density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lamporecchiani
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 51035
Dialing code 0573
Patron saint Saint Stephen
Saint day 26 December
Website Official website

Lamporecchio (Italian pronunciation: [lampoˈrekkjo]) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pistoia in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) west of Florence and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) south of Pistoia, 15 kilometres (9 mi) east of Montecatini Terme, and 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of Vinci. A

Lamporecchio is the birthplace of Francesco Berni, a poet. From here started its ascent one of the most important noble families of Tuscany, the Rospigliosi, which later moved to Pistoia and Rome, reaching the papacy with Clement IX.

The town is known for the invention of brigidini, which are thin anise flavored wafers.

Lamporecchio borders the following municipalities: Cerreto Guidi, Larciano, Quarrata, Serravalle Pistoiese, Vinci.

A frazione of Lamporecchio, called San Baronto, was chosen to be a part of 2013 UCI Road World Championships road race.

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