Fucecchio

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Fucecchio
Comune di Fucecchio
Coat of arms of Fucecchio
Location of Fucecchio
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Fucecchio is located in Italy
Fucecchio
Fucecchio
Location of Fucecchio in Italy
Fucecchio is located in Tuscany
Fucecchio
Fucecchio
Fucecchio (Tuscany)
Coordinates: 43°44′N 10°48′E / 43.733°N 10.800°E / 43.733; 10.800
CountryItaly
RegionTuscany
Metropolitan cityFlorence (FI)
FrazioniGalleno, Le Botteghe, Massarella, Pinete, Ponte a Cappiano, Querce, San Pierino, Torre
Government
 • MayorEmma Donnini
Area
 • Total65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation
25 m (82 ft)
Population
 (31 August 2017)[2]
 • Total23,343
 • Density360/km2 (930/sq mi)
DemonymFucecchiesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
50054
Dialing code0571
Patron saintSt. Candidus
Saint dayJune 24
WebsiteOfficial website

Fucecchio (Italian pronunciation: [fuˈtʃekkjo]) is a town and comune (municipality) of the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region of Tuscany. The main economical resources of the city are the leather industries, shoes industry and other manufacturing activities, although in the recent years their number has been decreasing because of a slight recession started.

The medieval town of Fucecchio is mentioned frequently in the opera Gianni Schicchi (1917) by Giacomo Puccini – one character, Simone, was once its podestà, and some of the estates to be distributed are situated there.

Main sights[edit]

  • Collegiata di San Giovanni Battista (11th century, but redone in Neo-Classicist style in the 18th century).
  • Abbey of San Salvatore, founded in 1001. It houses a painting by Jacopo Chimenti, derived from a similar one by Giorgio Vasari.
  • Oratory of Madonna della Ferruzza.
  • Palazzo Corsini.

Fucecchio marsh[edit]

Fucecchio marsh: Nets of cobwebs after prolonged drought followed by heavy rains

The Fucecchio Marsh (1,800 ha) is the largest inland marsh in Italy and is home to over 200 species of birds.[3][4]



People[edit]

People born in Fucecchio include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Fucecchio Marsh | Visit Tuscany". www.visittuscany.com. Retrieved 2023-12-10.
  4. ^ "Fucecchio Marshlands | VisitLarciano". visitlarciano.com/ (in Italian). Retrieved 2023-12-10.

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