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Capannori () is an Italian town and ''comune'' in the province of Lucca, in northern Tuscany.

History

The 40 hamlets of Capannori are located on the lands that once corresponded to the eastern territories of the Republic of Lucca. Most of those hamlets date back to medieval times. Colognora di Compito was featured in the 2008 film ''Miracle at St. Anna''.

Geography



Overview

Located in south of its province, next to the provinces of Pisa and Pistoia, the municipality borders with Altopascio, Bientina, Borgo a Mozzano, Buti, Calci, Lucca, Montecarlo, Pescia, Porcari, San Giuliano Terme, and Villa Basilica.

''Frazioni''

Capannori counts 40 hamlets (''frazioni''). The most populated village is not the town of Capannori, but the hamlet of Marlia (5,000 inhabitants). The hamlets of Capannori are: Badia di Cantignano, Camigliano Santa Gemma, Carraia, Castelvecchio di Compito, Colle di Compito (:de:Colle di Compito; the site of prisoner-of-war camp PG 60 during World War II), Colognora di Compito, Coselli, Gragnano, Guamo, Lammari, Lappato, Lunata, Marlia, Massa Macinaia, Matraia, Paganico, Parezzana, Petrognano, Pieve di Compito, Pieve San Paolo, Ruota, Sant'Andrea di Compito (pop. 250), Sant'Andrea in Caprile, San Colombano, San Gennaro, San Ginese di Compito, San Giusto di Compito, San Leonardo in Treponzio, Santa Margherita, San Martino in Colle, San Pietro a Marcigliano, Segromigno in Monte, Segromigno in Piano, Tassignano, Toringo, Tofori, Valgiano, Verciano, Vorno, and Zone.

Main sights

The area is characterized by the number of distinctive towers (once used to communicate). Main sights include: * Aqueduct of Nottolini, Lucca * Oasi WWF del Bottaccio * Quercia delle Streghe * Villa Reale di Marlia * Villa Torrigiani * Villa Mansi * Villa Grabau * Santi Quirico e Giulitta—12th-century church File:Bignonia Marlia.jpg|Villa Reale, in the ''frazione'' of Marlia. File:Castelvecchio Alto - panoramio.jpg|Castelvecchio di Compito

Twin cities

* La Gaude, France * Losheim am See, Germany * Pirna, Germanyhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVTHujvw-x8

References



External links


Capannori official website

The Tourism Portal of Capannori
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