Borgo a Mozzano
|Borgo a Mozzano|
|Comune di Borgo a Mozzano|
Ponte della Maddalena.
Borgo a Mozzano
Location of Borgo a Mozzano in Italy
|Coordinates: IT 43°58′43″N 10°32′45″E / 43.97861°N 10.54583°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Lucca (LU)|
|Frazioni||Anchiano, Cerreto, Diecimo, Dezza, Gioviano, Valdottavo, Cune, Corsagna, Tempagnano, Oneta, San Romano, Domazzano, Chifenti.|
|• Mayor||Patrizio Andreuccetti|
|• Total||72 km2 (28 sq mi)|
|Elevation||97 m (318 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
The town is mentioned for the first time in 879, when a document mentioned one place In loco Mozzano prope Decimo. Later it was held by the Soffredinghi family, and then by the Republic of Lucca.
Borgo a Mozzano is dominated by the presence of Ponte della Maddalena also called "del Diavolo" (Devil's Bridge). The Devil's Bridge is located on the SP2 one kilometer north of downtown. The bridge's majestic structure attracts thousands of tourists every year.
The town of Borgo a Mozzano is centrally located between the Garfagnana and the Lucchesia, and can be easily reached by car with the SS12 "Brennero" or the SP2 "Lodovica". The nearest major airport (50 min drive) is the Galileo Galilei International Airport of Pisa.
Also, the town has its own train station served by the line Lucca-Aulla. Finally, an efficient bus system connects Borgo a Mozzano with the city of Lucca and the rest of the Garfagnana.
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