Pracchia

Pracchia is an Italian village and hamlet (frazione) of the municipality of Pistoia, in the province of Pistoia, Tuscany.wikipedia
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Pracchia is an Italian village and hamlet (frazione) of the municipality of Pistoia, in the province of Pistoia, Tuscany. The village is served by a station on the Porrettana railway Bologna-Pistoia. The village is located in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine Mountains, lesser than a km from the borders of Emilia-Romagna, between Pistoia (26 km south) and Bologna (81 km north).

Porrettana Railway

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The village is served by a station on the Porrettana railway Bologna-Pistoia.
The most difficult section was the 14 km stretch between Pracchia and Pistoia, which had a drop of 500 metres.

San Mommè

It is 1 km from Vizzero, 11 from San Mommè, 12 from San Marcello Pistoiese and 16 from Porretta Terme.
It is 11 km from Pracchia, 14 from Pistoia and 22 from Porretta Terme.

San Marcello Pistoiese

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It is 1 km from Vizzero, 11 from San Mommè, 12 from San Marcello Pistoiese and 16 from Porretta Terme. It was the junction point of an abandoned narrow-gauge railway, the Ferrovia Alto Pistoiese (FAP) Pracchia-San Marcello Pistoiese-Mammiano, dismantled after 1965.
In 1864 it was connected by the Ferrovia Porrettana, from Pistoia to Bologna, later expanded with an electric tramway line (Ferrovia Alto Pistoiese), from Pracchia to San Marcello.

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Pracchia is an Italian village and hamlet (frazione) of the municipality of Pistoia, in the province of Pistoia, Tuscany.

Frazione

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Pracchia is an Italian village and hamlet (frazione) of the municipality of Pistoia, in the province of Pistoia, Tuscany.

Municipality

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Pracchia is an Italian village and hamlet (frazione) of the municipality of Pistoia, in the province of Pistoia, Tuscany.

Province of Pistoia

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Pracchia is an Italian village and hamlet (frazione) of the municipality of Pistoia, in the province of Pistoia, Tuscany.

Tuscany

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Pracchia is an Italian village and hamlet (frazione) of the municipality of Pistoia, in the province of Pistoia, Tuscany.

Customs

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Due to its position, the village hosted a customs between the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the Papal States.

Grand Duchy of Tuscany

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Due to its position, the village hosted a customs between the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the Papal States.

Papal States

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Due to its position, the village hosted a customs between the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and the Papal States.

Blast furnace

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In 1524 began the construction of the first blast furnaces for the manufacture of iron from Elba island.

Iron

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In 1524 began the construction of the first blast furnaces for the manufacture of iron from Elba island.

Elba

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In 1524 began the construction of the first blast furnaces for the manufacture of iron from Elba island.

Apennine Mountains

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The village is located in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine Mountains, lesser than a km from the borders of Emilia-Romagna, between Pistoia (26 km south) and Bologna (81 km north).

Emilia-Romagna

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The village is located in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine Mountains, lesser than a km from the borders of Emilia-Romagna, between Pistoia (26 km south) and Bologna (81 km north).

Bologna

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The village is served by a station on the Porrettana railway Bologna-Pistoia. The village is located in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine Mountains, lesser than a km from the borders of Emilia-Romagna, between Pistoia (26 km south) and Bologna (81 km north).

Porretta Terme

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It is 1 km from Vizzero, 11 from San Mommè, 12 from San Marcello Pistoiese and 16 from Porretta Terme.

Reno (river)

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The settlement is crossed in the middle by the river Reno, that divides it into "Pracchia Alta" (Upper Pracchia) and "Pracchia Bassa" (Lower Pracchia).

Narrow-gauge railway

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It was the junction point of an abandoned narrow-gauge railway, the Ferrovia Alto Pistoiese (FAP) Pracchia-San Marcello Pistoiese-Mammiano, dismantled after 1965.

Florence–Rome railway

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On 2 November 1864 the final section of the Porrettana line opened between Pistoia and Pracchia, reducing the travel time over the Apennines between Florence to Bologna from 14 hours (by road) to only 5 hours.