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Fauglia

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The town of Fauglia

Fauglia (ZIP code 56043) is 35,5 kilometers far from Pisa, that is the Chief Town of the homonymous province to whom the municipality belongs.

Fauglia has a population of 3.124 inhabitants (Faugliesi) and a surface of 42,39 square kilometers thus showing a population density of 73,70 inhabitants per square kilometer. It rises 91 metres above the sea level.

The City Hall is located in Piazza Trento e Trieste 4, phone ++39 050 - 657311, fax ++39 050 - 657330: the E-Mail address is sindaco@comune.fauglia.pi.it.

Population: The municipality of Fauglia had a popolation of 2.873 inhabitants accordingly to the results of the national census made in 1991. After the national census made in 2001 the population was 3.124 inhabitants, thus showing during the years 1991 - 2001 a percentual variation of 8,74% inhabitants.

The inhabitants are distributed in 1.168 families with an average of 2,67 people per family.

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Church of Santa Lucia

The place: The territory of the municipality lies between 8 and 147 metres above sea level.

The altimetric spawn is thus of 139 metres.

Work and workers:There are 74 industrial firms employing 616 people that are the 50,08% of the total of the workers. There are 79 service firms employing 189 people that are the 15,37% of the total of the workers. There are also 53 firms employing 163 people that are the 13,25% of the total of the workers. There are also 20 administrative offices emplying 262 workers that are the 21,30% of the total of the workers.

There is a total of 1.230 workers, that are the 39,37% of the inhabitants of the municipality.

Fauglia rises on the Pisan hills, in the valley extending along the left bank of the Era river.

The local economy is mainly based on the agricultural production and especially on a valuable vine production. The artisan activity of wood manufacturing is important too.

The place name probably comes from the Latin "faba", that literally means "broad bean", to which the suffix "-ulia" was later added.

The first residential settlements in the territory of Fauglia go back to the Middle Ages, when a castle was built and whose around the local community gathered and built its first houses.

Since the XI-th century the village of Fauglia was subdued to the domination of the Favulia's lordship, from which the toponym of the town might also come.

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Municipal Palace

During the next centuries the village passed under the control of the Republic of Pisa, whose domination lasted up to the XIII-th century.

In 1345 the Count Gabriello della Gherardesca, after stiring the population up against the Pisan power, imposed his hegemony on the village and governed it for half a century.

After a long siege occurred at the beginning of the XV-th century and that caused considerble damages, the city of Florence conquered the village of Fauglia.

In 1431 the population rebelled against the Florentine power, but rebellion that was put to end by the Republic of Florence. This latter punished Fauglia by destroying all its fortified buildings, among them the ancient castle too.

During the Florentine domination the village of Fauglia was subdued first to the domination of the Medici's Grand Dukes, who made some elegant palaces built that are visible still today.

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Church of San Lorenzo

At the end of the XVII-th century the village of Fauglia entered the "Captainship of Livorno" and, at the beginning of the next century, passed under the government of the Lorena's Dukes and some localities were annexed to its territory.

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

Among the most important monuments to see in Fauglia we point out here the Chiesa di San Lorenzo (Saint Lorenz Church), the Chiesa di Santa Lucia (Saint Lucy Church), the Palazzo del Comune (Municipal Palace), the Teatro (Theatre) and the underground warehouses of corn.

Among the numerous celebrations periodically taking place in Fauglia we remind the traditional show-market of fine typical local foods and wines named "Bacco in Collina" held yearly on December.