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Inhabitants in 1991 : 8,746

The Municipal territory of Bucine extends for 131,11 square kilometres in the Val d’Ambra, in ancient times crossed by the Via Cassia Adrianea which linked Chiusi and the Val di Chiana with Firenze. Feudal to the Guidi Counts, it became a municipality in 1774 and as such it was allocated all the centres who were part of the antique Podesta of Val d’Ambra.

In the XIII century the Counts Guidi di Modigliana exercised their dominance over Bucine and over the major part of the valley, until a member of that family, Guido di Tegrimo, put the inhabitants of the village under the jurisdiction of Arezzo naming Orlando degli Albergotti Podesta and Bishop (1255). It then passed under the Lordship of Pier Saccone di Pietramala and sold by him in 1322 to Guido Alberto of the Guidi di Modigliana Counts. Bucine, together with Galatrona, Cennina and other minor centres in 1335 became part of the district of Firenze (the annex was established by the treaty of Sarzana in 1353). In 1646 the Grand Duke Ferdinando II surrendered it as feudal to Guido Vitelli, the investiture was then renewed in 1738 in favour of Niccolò Vitelli. During the Liberation struggles, the population of the municipality suffered numerous reprisals at the hands of the Nazifacists, who provoked more than 100 victims.

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At about 5 kilometres from the built up area of Bucine you will find the Parish church of Galatrona, a Roman style building with a crown bell tower, the interior holds the baptismal font by Luca della Robbia, together with other exquisite terracottas from the same studio.

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

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