San Giovanni Valdarno

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San Giovanni Valdarno
Comune
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 locatit 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
Kintra Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Arezzo (AR)
Frazioni Badiola-Renacci, Borro al Quercio, Gruccia, Montecarlo, Ponte alle forche, Porcellino, Pruneto
Govrenment
 • Mayor Maurizio Viligiardi
Aurie
 • Total 21.32 km2 (8.23 sq mi)
Elevation 134 m (440 ft)
Population (31 Dizember 2013)
 • Tot 17,159
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sangiovannesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 52027
Dialin code 055
Patron saunt St. John the Baptist
Saunt day 24 June
Wabsteid Offeecial 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 each 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]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/10/05/police-find-body-missing-ohio-tour-guide-in-italy/