Scandicci

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Scandicci
Comune di Scandicci
The old town hall of Scandicci
The old town hall of Scandicci
Location of Scandicci
Scandicci is located in Italy
Scandicci
Scandicci
Location of Scandicci in Italy
Scandicci is located in Tuscany
Scandicci
Scandicci
Scandicci (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°45′16″N 11°11′22″E / 43.75444°N 11.18944°E / 43.75444; 11.18944Coordinates: 43°45′16″N 11°11′22″E / 43.75444°N 11.18944°E / 43.75444; 11.18944
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
Metropolitan cityFlorence (FI)
FrazioniBadia a Settimo, Capannuccia, Casellina, Granatieri, Le Bagnese, l'Olmo, Mosciano, Pieve a Settimo, Rinaldi, San Colombano, San Martino alla Palma, San Michele a Torri, San Vincenzo a Torri, Santa Maria a Marciola, Scandicci Alto, Vingone, Viottolone
Government
 • MayorSandro Fallani (Democratic Party)
Area
 • Total59.6 km2 (23.0 sq mi)
Elevation
47 m (154 ft)
Population
 (30 November 2014)[2]
 • Total50,517
 • Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
DemonymScandiccesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
50018
Dialing code055
Patron saintSt. Zenobius
Saint dayMay 10
WebsiteOfficial website
Pieve of Sant'Alessandro a Giogoli.

Scandicci (Italian pronunciation: [skanˈdittʃi]) is a comune (municipality) of c. 50,000 inhabitants in the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 6 kilometres (4 miles) southwest of Florence.

Scandicci borders the following municipalities: Campi Bisenzio, Florence, Impruneta, Lastra a Signa, Montespertoli, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Signa.

The settlement of Scandicci appeared in 1774 as Torri, and was later enlarged to incorporate several neighbouring communities.

Main sights[edit]

  • Villa i Collazzi, a Mannerist building whose design is attributed to Michelangelo.
  • Villa Pestellini
  • San Giuliano a Settimo - Badia or Abbey first documented from 774.
  • Sant'Alessandro a Giogoli- Romanesque-style Pieve or parish church first documented from 1035; it has a nave with two aisles (the latter, together with the transept, decorated in Baroque style). In the rectory is a fresco by Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio and a canvas by Francesco Conti.
  • Pieve di San Vincenzo
  • San Martino alla Palma- Church with a 16th-century portico. The interior, on a single nave, houses a 14th-century Madonna with Child Enthroned.
  • Sant'Andrea - Church at Mosciano, with some 13th-14th century paintings.
  • Acciaiolo - 14th century defense structure and aristocratic manor, now in public ownership.

Nearby is also the Badia a Settimo.

Public artwork[edit]

  • "The Sun" sculpture of Aziz Ali Fuad [3]

Twin towns - sister cities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ "Giovedì 5.5 la ripulitura della scultura Il Sole di Fuad Aziz, a cura del Rotary Club".

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