Castelfranco di Sotto

Castelfranco di Sotto
Comune di Castelfranco di Sotto

Medieval tower.

Coat of arms
Castelfranco di Sotto

Location of Castelfranco di Sotto in Italy

Coordinates: 43°42′N 10°45′E / 43.700°N 10.750°E / 43.700; 10.750
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Pisa (PI)
Frazioni Orentano, Villa Campanile, Galleno (partly), Chimenti (partly), Staffoli (partly)
  Mayor Umberto Marvogli
  Total 48.4 km2 (18.7 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (31 October 2008[1])
  Total 12,179
  Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 56022
Dialing code 0571
Patron saint San Severo
Saint day November 18
Website Official website

Castelfranco di Sotto is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Pisa in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of Florence and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of Pisa.

Castelfranco di Sotto borders the following municipalities: Altopascio, Bientina, Fucecchio, Montopoli in Val d'Arno, San Miniato, Santa Croce sull'Arno, Santa Maria a Monte.


Castelf is an ancient medieval village, whose name appeared for the first time in 1215. Tired of the battles fought in the area at the time between Florence, Lucca and Pisa, the population of nearby villages Vigesimo, Catiana, Paterno and Carpugnana decided to build here a defensive castle, named Castello di Franco, later changed to Castelfranco.

In 1966 Castelfranco was flooed by the river Arno.


Every year in Castelfranco the Palio dei Barchini is held.


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
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