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Borgo a Mozzano

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Inhabitants in 1991: 7.580

The territory of Borgo a Mozzano extends for 72,41 square kilometres in the low Valle del Serchio and in part on some of the hills between the steep mountain sides and the gravelly shingle of the river. After numerous territorial modifications in the course of the last century it reached its present day aspect in 1962 with the aggregation of the district of Motorone detached from the municipality of Pescaglia.

Borgo a Mozzano mentioned for the first time with the name of Mutianum in a parchment of 991, was originally the dominion of the Lords dei Soffredinghi, Lords of Anchiano and of their consorts di Corvaia. In 1227 it passed to the republic of Lucca who assigned it to the vicar of Coreglia, under the consort of the Antelminelli. It returned to the Lucca State in 1369 and was ceded in 1438 to Francesco Sforza together with the Vicariate of Coreglia: it remained there until 1441, when it was reconsigned to Lucca, and followed their successive history. In 1563 it became capital of the commissariat. Among its illustrious sons is the painter Antonio Luchi (1709-1774).

Places to visit:
Ponte del Diavolo, or della Maddalena, it is an asymmetric 1300s construction.
Villa Guinigi, a little way out of the town, constructed in XV century by Paolo Guinigi.

Historical info reproduced upon authorization of Regione Toscana - Dipartimento della Presidenza E Affari Legislativi e Giuridici
Translated by Ann Mountford


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