San Marcello Pistoiese
|San Marcello Pistoiese|
|Comune di San Marcello Pistoiese|
Center of San Marcello Pistoiese
|Province / Metropolitan city||Pistoia (PT)|
|Frazioni||Bardalone, Campotizzoro, Gavinana, Maresca, Pontepetri|
|• Mayor||Carla Strufaldi (L'Unione)|
|• Total||84.7 km2 (32.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||623 m (2,044 ft)|
|• Density||82/km2 (210/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
San Marcello Pistoiese is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pistoia in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) northwest of Florence and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of Pistoia.
During the Middle Ages, San Marcello was an independent commune (13th century), until it fell to Pistoia in the late 14th century. The frazione of Gavinana was the location of the eponymous battle in 1530.
The original settlement started to grow substantially after the construction of the road connecting Pistoia to Modena, which passed through it (1781). In 1864 it was connected by the Ferrovia Porrettana, from Pistoia to Bologna, later expanded with an electric tramway line (Ferrovia Alto Pistoiese), from Pracchia to San Marcello.
San Marcello is home to the Pistoia Mountains Astronomical Observatory.
- Saint-Martin-du-Tertre, France, since 1987
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute ISTAT.
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