Montecarlo, Tuscany

Castle Montecarlo
Comune di Montecarlo

Location of Montecarlo in Italy

Coordinates: 43°51′N 10°40′E / 43.850°N 10.667°E / 43.850; 10.667Coordinates: 43°51′N 10°40′E / 43.850°N 10.667°E / 43.850; 10.667
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Lucca (LU)
Frazioni San Giuseppe, San Piero in Campo, San Salvatore, Turchetto
  Total 15.6 km2 (6.0 sq mi)
Elevation 162 m (531 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
  Total 4,450
  Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Montecarlesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 55015
Dialing code 0583
Website Official website

Montecarlo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lucca in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of Florence and about 12 kilometres (7 mi) east of Lucca. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 4,450 and an area of 15.6 square kilometres (6.0 sq mi).[1]


Fort and village Montecarlo was founded in 1333 by future Bohemian king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV (Montecarlo - Charles' Mountain), who freed the nearby city of Lucca from Pisa city occupation. A true settlement, however, appeared only after the Florentine destroyed the nearby castle of Vivinaia, and the authorities of the Republic of Lucca moved the population to the hill where Charles' castle was.

Montecarlo was a possession of the Republic of Florence from 1437.

Main Sights

See also


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