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Vicchio, Italy

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Via della Repubblica
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50039 Vicchio FI
Italy


Vicchio, Italy
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N43° 55' 60" E11° 28' 0"   (43.933333333333, 11.466666666667)
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Vicchio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of Florence. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 7,736 and an area of 139.0 square kilometres (53.7 sq mi).
Vicchio borders the following municipalities: Borgo San Lorenzo, Dicomano, Marradi, Pontassieve.
Three famous Italian painters were born near Vicchio: Giotto (in the frazione of Colle di Vespignano), Fra Angelico (at Rupecanina) and Armeno Mattioli. There is a 3.2 meter statue of Giotto in Vicchio's central square, the Piazza di Giotto. It was also the birthplace of Jean-Baptiste Lully (Baptized Giovanni Battista Lulli), who would become the founder of the French opera tradition.

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Address: Via della Repubblica, 47, 50039 Vicchio FI, Italy
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