Uzzano

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Uzzano
Comune di Uzzano
Uzzano Castello
Uzzano Castello
Coat of arms of Uzzano
Coat of arms
Location of Uzzano
Uzzano is located in Italy
Uzzano
Uzzano
Location of Uzzano in Italy
Uzzano is located in Tuscany
Uzzano
Uzzano
Uzzano (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°53′N 10°43′E / 43.883°N 10.717°E / 43.883; 10.717Coordinates: 43°53′N 10°43′E / 43.883°N 10.717°E / 43.883; 10.717
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
ProvinceProvince of Pistoia (PT)
FrazioniFornaci, Sant'Allucio, Santa Lucia, Torricchio, Uzzano Castello
Government
 • MayorRiccardo Franchi
Area
 • Total7.8 km2 (3.0 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (160 ft)
Population
(2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total5,722
 • Density730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Uzzanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
51010
Dialing code0572
Patron saintSaint Martin of Tours
Saint dayNovember 11
WebsiteOfficial website

Uzzano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pistoia in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 45 kilometres (28 miles) west of Florence and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) southwest of Pistoia.

Uzzano borders the following municipalities: Buggiano, Chiesina Uzzanese, Pescia, Ponte Buggianese.

History[edit]

The origin of Uzzano's hilltop settlement dates to the Lombard period, though the first mention of it dates about 1000 AD, when its castle was in the possession of a noble family of Lucca, of Lombard lineage, who were signori of Uzzano and of Montichiari and Vivinaia.[4]

In 1202 the comune gained local autonomy, remaining nevertheless a dependency of Lucca. In the 14th century Uzzano, like other comuni of the Valdinievole, passed under the dominion of Florence, with which it was joined until the unification of Italy, when it was returned to the jurisdiction of Lucca, and the separated by the creation of the province of Pistoia (1928). In 1963, the southern section of Uzzano was separated to form the comune of Chiesina Uzzanese.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of Santi Jacopo e Martin (12th-13th centuries). It houses a Romanesque holy water font, a 16th century baptismal font, a 16th century wooden pulpit and a Renaissance statue attributed to Giovanni della Robbia. Paintings include a fresco cycle of the Florentine School and a 15th century fresco attributed to Neri di Bicci.
  • Palazzo del Capitano ("Captain's Palace", 13th-14th centuries), once the communal seat, now housing the municipal archives. It has a hall with a 15th century fresco with Madonna Enthroned with Child and Saints James and Martin.
  • 17th century oratories of Madonna del Canale and St. Anthony of Padua

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. ^ Today Montichiari and Vivinaia are communes in the province of Lucca.

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