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The municipal territory of Lorenzana extends for 19,42 square kilometres in the high valley of the river Tora on the eastern slopes of the valley of Collesalvetti. It became autonomous municipality with the Leopoldine laws.

Under the Lordship of the Bishops of Pisa from the X century, a time when the first news about it was heard, Lorenzana was mentioned as a castle, in 1131, in an edict by Pope Innocenzi II. It passed under the dominion of the Pisa republic, and became part of the Captaincy of the Colline Superiori, whose capital was Lari. In 1406 it subjected itself to the Fiorentina republic and in 1416 drew up its statutes united to those of Crespina. Two uprisings, one in 1431 and one in 1494 tried in vain to get rid of the Fiorentini, who maintained the dominion. In 1722 Cosimo III conceded Lorenzana in feudal to the noble Fiorentino Francesco Lorenzi with the title of County. In 1783, with the dynasty extinct Francesco Orlando Lorenzi re-consigned it to the Grand Duchy, who shortly after raised it to autonomous community. It therefore followed the events of the Toscano State until the Unity of Italy.

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

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