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MONTE SAN SAVINO

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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 774 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MONTE SAN SAVINO, a town of Tuscany, Italy, in the province of Arezzo, from which it is 12 m. S.W. by road, 1083 ft. above sea-level. Pop. (19ot), 4810 (town); 84g8 (commune). It was the birthplace of the sculptor and architect Andrea Contucci, generally known as Sansovino (146o-1529), and there are various works in the town by him, a loggia opposite the Palazzo Municipale (itself by Antonio da Sangallo the elder and one of his best works), the monastery courts of S. Agostino and S. Giovanni Battista, and some sculptures.
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