Quarrata

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Quarrata
Città di Quarrata
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Location of Quarrata
Quarrata is located in Italy
Quarrata
Quarrata
Location of Quarrata in Italy
Quarrata is located in Tuscany
Quarrata
Quarrata
Quarrata (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°50′51″N 10°59′0″E / 43.84750°N 10.98333°E / 43.84750; 10.98333Coordinates: 43°50′51″N 10°59′0″E / 43.84750°N 10.98333°E / 43.84750; 10.98333
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvincePistoia (PT)
FrazioniBarba, Buriano, Caserana, Casini, Catena, Ferruccia, Forrottoli, Lucciano, Montemagno, Montorio, Olmi, Santonuovo, Tizzana, Valenzatico, Vignole
Government
 • MayorMarco Mazzanti
Area
 • Total45.91 km2 (17.73 sq mi)
Elevation
48 m (157 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total26,460
 • Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Quarratini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
51039
Dialing code0573
WebsiteOfficial website

Quarrata 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 10 kilometres (6 mi) south of Pistoia.

Main sights[edit]

  • Propositura (church) of Santa Maria Assunta
  • Pieve (pleban church) of San Bartolomeo at Tizzana, one of the frazioni of the municipality. Nearby are remains, including a standing watch tower, of the medieval castle
  • Villa La Magia, an example of Medici villa
  • Fattoria Santonuovo, an 18th-century patrician villa

Sport[edit]

The British Cycling academy has made Quarrata its training base for a number of years and as a result a number of British cyclists make their home in Quarrata, including Mark Cavendish, Steve Cummings, and Geraint Thomas.[4]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2009/sep/20/tuscany-cycling-tour-de-france

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