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Città di Quarrata
Quarrata is located in Italy
Location of Quarrata in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Pistoia (PT)
Frazioni Barba, Buriano, Caserana, Casini, Catena, Ferruccia, Forrottoli, Lucciano, Montemagno, Montorio, Olmi, Santonuovo, Tizzana, Valenzatico, Vignole
 • Mayor Marco Mazzanti
 • Total 45.91 km2 (17.73 sq mi)
Elevation 48 m (157 ft)
Population (30 November 2016)[1]
 • Total 26,268
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Quarratini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 51039
Dialing code 0573
Website Official 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

  • 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, a 18th century patrician villa


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.[2]

Twin towns


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2009/sep/20/tuscany-cycling-tour-de-france

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