San Giovanni Valdarno

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San Giovanni Valdarno
Comune di San Giovanni Valdarno
The Valdarno wi San Giovanni in the backgrund.
The Valdarno wi San Giovanni in the backgrund.
San Giovanni Valdarno is located in Italy
San Giovanni Valdarno
San Giovanni Valdarno
Location o San Giovanni Valdarno in Italy
Coordinates: 43°33′52″N 11°31′58″E / 43.56444°N 11.53278°E / 43.56444; 11.53278
ProvinceArezzo (AR)
FrazioniBadiola-Renacci, Borro al Quercio, Gruccia, Montecarlo, Ponte alle forche, Porcellino, Pruneto
 • MayorMaurizio Viligiardi
 • Total21.32 km2 (8.23 sq mi)
134 m (440 ft)
 (31 Dizember 2013)
 • Total17,159
 • Density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Diallin code055
Patron sauntSt. John the Baptist
Saunt day24 June
WebsiteOffeecial wabsteid

San Giovanni Valdarno is a toun an comune in the province o Arezzo, Tuscany, central Italy, locatit in the valley o the Arno River. It wis oreeginally cried Castel S. Giovanni.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the Italian medieval historian Giovanni Villani, the toun wis foondit in 1296 bi the Republic o Florence. The design o the historic center is based on the organisation o Roman ceeties wi a lairge central piazza frae which twa main roads run perpendicular tae ilk ither. Frae these twa main roads run ither seicontar streets.

The toun is the birthplace o the early Renaissance penter Masaccio.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

"Santa Maria delle grazie" in San Giovanni Valdarno on the day afore Christenmas 2015
  • Palazzo Pretorio or Palazzo d'Arnolfo (13t century)
  • Convent o San Francesco a Montecarlo. It hooses an Incoronation o the Virgin bi Neri di Bicci (1472–1475)
  • Basilica o Santa Maria delle Grazie (built in 1484, but wi a 19t-century Neoclessical façade). Its museum hooses Beato Angelico's Annunciation.
  • Kirk o San Lorenzo (early 14t century)

Twin touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

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