Cecina, Tuscany

Comune di Cecina

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Location of Cecina in Italy

Coordinates: 43°19′N 10°31′E / 43.317°N 10.517°E / 43.317; 10.517
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Livorno (LI)
Frazioni Collemezzano, Marina di Cecina, San Pietro in Palazzi
  Mayor Samuele Lippi
  Total 42.5 km2 (16.4 sq mi)
Elevation 15 m (49 ft)
Population (February 2015)[1]
  Total 28,152
  Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cecinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 57023
Dialing code 0586
Patron saint St. Joseph
Saint day March 19
Website Official website

Cecina (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛːtʃina]) is a comune (municipality) of 28,322 inhabitants in the Province of Livorno in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southwest of Florence and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Livorno.

The territory of Cecina borders the following municipalities: Bibbona, Casale Marittimo, Castellina Marittima, Guardistallo, Montescudaio, Riparbella, Rosignano Marittimo.

An archaeological park close to the town houses the remains of a Roman villa from the 1st century BC.


View of Cecina River, 1751

A settlement was founded here by the Roman consul Albinus Caecina, who was a descendant of an ancient Etruscan family. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the territory suffered a long period of decline, which only came to an end when the Grand Duke Leopold II of Tuscany began to develop local agriculture.

The modern town was founded in 1852, but a part of the city was destroyed during World War II. From the 1960s onwards, it has developed into a popular tourist resort.

Twin towns


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