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Santa Maria a Monte

Santa Maria a Monte
Comune
Comune di Santa Maria a Monte
Coat of arms of Santa Maria a Monte
Coat of arms
Santa Maria a Monte is located in Italy
Santa Maria a Monte
Location of Santa Maria a Monte in Italy
Coordinates:
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Pisa (PI)
Frazioni Cerretti, Cinque Case, Le Pianore, Montecalvoli, Ponticelli, San Donato, Tavolaia
Government
 • Mayor David Turini
Area
 • Total 38 km2 (15 sq mi)
Elevation 56 m (184 ft)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 12,106
 • Density 320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Santamariammontesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 56020
Dialing code 0587
Patron saint Diana Giuntini
Saint day Easter Monday
Website Official website

Santa Maria a Monte is a comune in the Province of Pisa in the Italian region of Tuscany. The town lies about 45 kilometres (28 miles) west of Florence and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Pisa.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Villages 2
  • Sister towns 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

Famous for its military strategic importance (the hilly position made it more defendable against enemy attacks), Santa Maria a Monte has always been disputed between several Tuscan cities. As a matter of fact, Santa Maria a Monte passed from the influence of Lucca under the influence of Florence and, in the end, it became part of the Pisa territory. A famous landmark is Casa Carducci, where the Italian poet Giosuè Carducci is said to have spent his childhood.

Villages

Cappelletto is a rural village of about 100 inhabitants, which is rapidly increasing. Cappelletto lies in the countryside near a woodland.

The village and località of Falorni has about 120 inhabitants (2005) and is about 80 metres (260 ft) above sea level. Around Falorni there is a large portion of woods and cultivated areas, especially with olives. The place is situated in the low woody hills called Cerbaie. The only business situated in the village is a restaurant.

Sister towns

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

External links

  • Official website


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