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Bucine (ZIP code 52021) is 29,2 kilometers far from Arezzo, that is the Chief Town of the homonymous province to whom the municipality belongs.

Bucine has a population of 9.320 inhabitants (Bucinesi) and a surface of 131,08 square kilometers thus showing a population density of 71,10 inhabitants per square kilometer. It rises 207 metres above the sea level.

The City Hall is located in Via Vitelli 2, phone ++39 055 - 991271, fax ++39 055 - 9912729: the E-Mail address is

Population: The municipality of Bucine had a popolation of 8.746 inhabitants accordingly to the results of the national census made in 1991. After the national census made in 2001 the population was 9.320 inhabitants, thus showing during the years 1991 - 2001 a percentual variation of 6,56% inhabitants.

The inhabitants are distributed in 3.452 families with an average of 2,70 people per family.

The place: The territory of the municipality lies between 155 and 657 metres above sea level.

The altimetric spawn is thus of 502 metres.

Work and workers:There are 381 industrial firms employing 1.690 people that are the 60,73% of the total of the workers. There are 172 service firms employing 360 people that are the 12,94% of the total of the workers. There are also 189 firms employing 500 people that are the 17,97% of the total of the workers. There are also 60 administrative offices emplying 233 workers that are the 8,37% of the total of the workers.

There is a total of 2.783 workers, that are the 29,86% of the inhabitants of the municipality.

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Bucine rises along the left valley of the Ambra torrent.

The local economy is mainly based on the agriculture and on the aviculture. There are also numerous industries producing confectionaries and brick-making industries.

The place name probably comes from the name "bucine", that is an ancient fishing net, once used on the Ambra torrent.

During the Roman Age Bucine had an important role as a boundary, because it was place in the middle of important roads joining the cities of Florence, Arezzo and Siena.

During the Middle Ages the village of Bucine consolidated under the jurisdiction of the Guidi's Counts of Modigliana, who, in 1225, put their possessions under the protection of the city of Arezzo.

During the same period the Tarlati's family of Arezzo had some rural possessions nearby Bucine. In 1325 the Tarlati besieged and conquered the village of Bucine too.

In 1335 the Republic of Florence conquered the whole area incorporating Bucine in its own domains. In 1353, owing to the Treaty of Sarzana, Florence got the acknowledgement of its rights on the village of Bucine.

In 1645 the village of Bucine was gave, as a feud, to Guido Vitelli, under the jurisdiction of Ferdinando II of Medici. In 1738 the feudal property passed to Niccolò Vitelli.

After the Medici's domination, the Lorena's Dukes came to the power. In 1774 they formed the community of Bucine by incorporating the ancient Podestàs' seats of the valley of the Ambra torrent.

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The Lorena's domination lasted for a long: it was interrupted by the invasion of the French army leaded by Napoleone Bonaparte who stayed in the territory until 1814. Due to the Treaty of Vienna Bucine was then assigned again to the Tuscan Grand Dukedom.

In 1861 Bucine was annexed to the Reign of Italy by the King Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoia.

Among the most important monuments to see in Bucine we point out here the Pieve di Petrolo (Parish of Petrolo), the Chiesa dei Santi Apollinare e Giovanni Battista (Saints Apollinare and John Baptist Church), the Badia di San Pietro a Ruoti (Saint Peter Abbey in Ruoti), the Castello di Cennina (Castle of Cennina) and the Museo Paleontologico (Palaeontological Museum).

Among famous people who were born in Bucine we remind here the writer and poet Sanleolini from San Leolino, lived in the XVIII-th century.

Among the numerous celebrations periodically taking place in Bucine we point out here the "Saint Salvatore's Fair and Feast" yearly held on the third week of September on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. During the celebration it is possible to taste typical courses and the valuable wines of Bucine.