Comune

Scandicci

Scandicci, (Firenze)
Scandicci (Italian pronunciation: [skanˈdittʃi]) is a comune (municipality) of c. 50,000 inhabitants in the Province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 6 kilometres (4 miles) southwest of Florence. Scandicci borders the following municipalities: Campi Bisenzio, Florence, Impruneta, Lastra a Signa, Montespertoli, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Signa. The settlement of Scandicci appeared in 1774 as Torri, and was later enlarged to incorporate several neighbouring communities. Main sights Scandicci's main attraction is the Villa i Collazzi, a Mannerist building whose design is attributed to Michelangelo. Other sights include: badia of San Giuliano a Settimo, known from 774. Pieve di Sant'Alessandro a Giogoli, in the neighbourhood. Known from 1035, it is in Romanesque style and has a nave with two aisles (the latter, together with the transept, decorated in Baroque style). In the rectory is a fresco by Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio and a canvas by Francesco Conti. Pieve di San Vincenzo Church of San Martino alla Palma, with a 16th-century portico. The interior, on a single nave, houses a 14th-century Madonna with Child Enthroned. Church of Sant'Andrea, at Mosciano, with some 13th-14th century paintings. Nearby is also the Abbey of the Saviour. Twin cities Pantin, France Frankfurt (Oder), Germany Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina References External links Official website

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