Villa Basilica

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Villa Basilica
Comune
Comune di Villa Basilica
Panorama of Villa Basilica
Panorama of Villa Basilica
Coat of arms of Villa Basilica
Coat of arms
Villa Basilica is located in Italy
Villa Basilica
Villa Basilica
Location of Villa Basilica in Italy
Coordinates: 43°55′N 10°39′E / 43.917°N 10.650°E / 43.917; 10.650
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Lucca (LU)
Frazioni Barbagliana, Biecina, Botticino, Boveglio, Capornano, Colognora, Distendino, Duomo, Guzzano, Pariana, Pracando, Ponte a Villa, Pontoro
Government
 • Mayor Giordano Ballini
Area
 • Total 36.5 km2 (14.1 sq mi)
Elevation 330 m (1,080 ft)
Population (31 December 2010[1])
 • Total 1,736
 • Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Villesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 55019
Dialing code 0572
Website Official website

Villa Basilica is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lucca in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Florence and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) northeast of Lucca.

Villa Basilica borders the following municipalities: Bagni di Lucca, Borgo a Mozzano, Capannori, Pescia.

Notable people[edit]

Sisto Fabri (1540–94) was born at Villa Basilica on 4 August 1540. Fabri was a theologian and canon lawyer of the Dominican Order who was appointed Master of the Sacred Palace by Pope Gregory XIII serving from 1580 to 1583, and served as Master General of the Dominican Order from 1583 to 1589.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data from Istat