Facts in brief:
Located on Ligurian Sea, surrounded by low hills; was given by countess Matilda of Tuscany to Pisan church in 1103; flourished as commercial center; went to Visconti family in 1399, to Genoa & then to Florence in 15th cen.; was damaged in WW II
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