|Comune di Vicchio|
Church of San Lorenzio in Villore
|Province / Metropolitan city||Florence (FI)|
|Frazioni||Villore, Barbiana, Casole, Rupecanina, Gattaia, Molezzano, Caselle, Vespignano, Mattagnano, Piazzano, Santa Maria a Vezzano, Cistio|
|• Mayor||Roberto Izzo|
|• Total||139.0 km2 (53.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||203 m (666 ft)|
|Population (Dec. 2004)|
|• Density||56/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. John the Baptist|
|Saint day||June 24|
Vicchio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of Florence. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 7,736 and an area of 139.0 square kilometres (53.7 sq mi).
Many famous Italian painters were born near Vicchio: Giotto (in the frazione of Colle di Vespignano), Fra Angelico (at Rupecanina), Giovanni Malesci, Rutilio Muti, Armeno Mattioli and Foresto Marianini. There is a 3.2 meter statue of Giotto in Vicchio's central square, the Piazza di Giotto. It was also the birthplace of Jean-Baptiste Lully (Baptized Giovanni Battista Lulli), who would become the founder of the French opera tradition.
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