Comune di Bientina

Coat of arms

Location of Bientina in Italy

Coordinates: 43°43′N 10°37′E / 43.717°N 10.617°E / 43.717; 10.617
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Pisa (PI)
Frazioni Caccialupi, Puntone, Quattro Strade, Santa Colomba
  Mayor Corrado Guidi
  Total 29.2 km2 (11.3 sq mi)
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population (01 January 2014)[1]
  Total 7,990
  Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bientinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 56031
Dialing code 0587
Patron saint San Valentino Martire
Saint day June 5
Website Official website

Bientina (Italian: Bièntina) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pisa in the Italian region Tuscany.


The toponym Bientina is attested the first time in 793 as Blentina and it probably comes from the Etruscan name Plitine.


Location of the municipality (Comune) of Bientina (province of Pisa)


Bientina is located between the Lucca's plain (Piana di Lucca) and the Valdarno.

It's about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of Florence and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) east of Pisa and it borders the following municipalities: Altopascio (Province of Lucca), Buti, Calcinaia, Capannori (Province of Lucca), Castelfranco di Sotto, Santa Maria a Monte, Vicopisano.

In the communal territory there was once the largest lake in Tuscany, the Lake of Bientina.


Bientina experiences a Mediterranean Climate like other cities in Central Italy.

Being more distant from the sea, winters are usually less mild than Pisa and summers are warmer.

The climatic classification is "Zone D, 1856 GR/G"[2]

Main sights

Religious architecture

Civil architecture



Bientina is crossed by the Strada provinciale 439 Sarzanese Valdera and some secondary roads. Public transportation is performed by the company CTT Nord.


Until 1944 the town also had a train station along the former railway Lucca-Pontedera; the dilapidated building is still visible along the main road 25.

Notable people associated with Bientina

International relations

Bientina is twinned with France Saint-Rémy-de-Provence since 1997[3]


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. "Tabella dei gradi/giorno dei Comuni italiani raggruppati per Regione e Provincia" (PDF).
  3. "Gemellaggio". Retrieved 2015-11-21.

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