Bagnore

Summary

Bagnore
View of Bagnore
View of Bagnore
Bagnore is located in Italy
Bagnore
Bagnore
Location of Bagnore in Italy
Coordinates: 42°50′50″N 11°34′4″E / 42.84722°N 11.56778°E / 42.84722; 11.56778Coordinates: 42°50′50″N 11°34′4″E / 42.84722°N 11.56778°E / 42.84722; 11.56778
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
ProvinceGrosseto (GR)
ComuneSanta Fiora
Elevation
780 m (2,560 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total395
Demonym(s)Bagnoresi, Bagnorai
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58037
Dialing code(+39) 0564

Bagnore (Italian: [ˈbaɲɲore]) is a village in Tuscany, central Italy, administratively a frazione of the comune of Santa Fiora, province of Grosseto. At the time of the 2001 census its population amounted to 420.[1]

Bagnore is about 60 km from Grosseto and 2 km from Santa Fiora, and it is situated along the provincial road which links Santa Fiora to Arcidosso, in the southern side of Monte Amiata. Bagnore is well known for its geothermal activity. The springs of Acquaforte were very popular during the 19th century and they were awarded at the Universal Exposition in Paris in 1900. Nowadays the springs no longer exist. A large geothermal power plant for the exploitation of the subsoil was built in 1997, designed by architect Stefano Boeri.[2][3]

The village is also known as the place of death of the preacher David Lazzaretti.[4]

Main sights

  • Nostra Signora del Sacro Cuore (20th century), main parish church of the village, it was built in 1985 and designed by engineer Ernesto Ganelli.[5]
  • Old church of Bagnore, a little chapel where Lazzaretti died in 1878.

References

  1. ^ (in Italian) Popolazione residente - Grosseto (dettaglio loc. abitate) - Censimento 2001, Istat.
  2. ^ (in Italian) Centrale ENEL Bagnore 3, Stefano Boeri official site.
  3. ^ (in Italian) Carlo Carlucci, Geotermia, i soldi dell'Enel sull'Amiata. Aspettando Bagnore 4, Il Cambiamento.it, 22 settembre 2011.
  4. ^ Filippo Imperiuzzi, Storia di Davide Lazzaretti, profeta di Arcidosso, Siena, Tipografia Nuova, 1905, pp. 472-475.
  5. ^ (in Italian) Parish of Bagnore, Diocese of Pitigliano-Sovana-Orbetello official site.

Bibliography

  • Lucio Niccolai, Santa Fiora. Invito alla scoperta del centro storico e del territorio, Effigi, Arcidosso, 2009.