Villa Basilica

Villa Basilica
Comune di Villa Basilica

Panorama of Villa Basilica

Coat of arms
Villa Basilica

Location of Villa Basilica in Italy

Coordinates: 43°55′N 10°39′E / 43.917°N 10.650°E / 43.917; 10.650
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Lucca (LU)
Frazioni Barbagliana, Biecina, Botticino, Boveglio, Capornano, Colognora, Distendino, Duomo, Guzzano, Pariana, Pracando, Ponte a Villa, Pontoro
  Mayor Giordano Ballini
  Total 36.5 km2 (14.1 sq mi)
Elevation 330 m (1,080 ft)
Population (31 December 2010[1])
  Total 1,736
  Density 48/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Villesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 55019
Dialing code 0572
Website Official website

Villa Basilica is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Lucca in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest of Florence and about 13 kilometres (8 mi) northeast of Lucca.

Villa Basilica borders the following municipalities: Bagni di Lucca, Borgo a Mozzano, Capannori, Pescia.

Notable people

Sisto Fabri (154094) was born at Villa Basilica on 4 August 1540. Fabri was a theologian and canon lawyer of the Dominican Order who was appointed Master of the Sacred Palace by Pope Gregory XIII serving from 1580 to 1583, and served as Master General of the Dominican Order from 1583 to 1589.


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