Fucecchio, (Firenze)
Fucecchio is a town and comune of the province of Firenze 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 sightsCollegiata 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.PeoplePeople born in Fucecchio include:Marco Bracci, volleyball playerLuca Cecconi, football manager and former strikerEnrico da Fucecchio, Bishop of LuniManuela Falorni, best known as "la Venere bianca", pornographic actressAlessandro Lambruschini, long-distance runnerGiuseppe Montanelli, writer and politicianIndro Montanelli, writer and journalistAndrea Tafi, cyclistExternal linksOfficial websiteMap of FucecchioContrada MassarellaNew Life Christian church in Fucecchio