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The town that lends its name to this Commune is situated in the valley of the Rio Ceppeta, near the source of the Bisenzio river, nestled in the green mountains of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. The medieval town of Cantagallo, totally destroyed in World War II, is an ideal starting point for excursions in the surrounding mountains, on paths opening out to sweeping panoramic views. In this area is the Nature Reserve Acquerino Cantagallo. The seat of the Commune is at Luicciana, in the Palazzo known as La Torricella, on whose premises, both outdoor and indoor, are displayed works of contemporary art belonging to the Outdoor Museum. Noteworthy but hard to reach is the Fortress of Cerbaia where legend has it that Dante Alighieri, fleeing Florence in 1285, was refused hospitality. Recently in Usella the new Materia Museum was opened, which is dedicated to the dyeing art and the renewable energies.
The Commune's territory stretches over 94.93 km2 with an overall population of 3118 inhabitants (2015). The localities included in the Commune are: Carmignanello (with the largest population), Fossato, Gavigno, Gricigliana, Cantagallo, Il Fabbro, L'Acqua, Luicciana, Migliana, Rocca di Cerbaia and Usella.