Arenzano

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Arenzano
Comune
Comune di Arenzano
Arenzano panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Arenzano
Coat of arms
Arenzano is located in Italy
Arenzano
Arenzano
Location of Arenzano in Italy
Coordinates: 44°24′15″N 8°40′50″E / 44.40417°N 8.68056°E / 44.40417; 8.68056Coordinates: 44°24′15″N 8°40′50″E / 44.40417°N 8.68056°E / 44.40417; 8.68056
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province Genoa (GE)
Frazioni Terralba
Government
 • Mayor Maria Luisa Biorci
Area
 • Total 24.6 km2 (9.5 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (31 May 2007)[1]
 • Total 11,568
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym Arenzanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16011
Dialing code 010
Patron saint San Nazario and Celso
Saint day 28 July
Website Official website

Arenzano is a coastal town and comune in the province of Genoa, Liguria, Italy. As of 2007, it has a population of 11,568. This varies a lot during the holiday seasons, since it is a reasonably popular holiday resort for Italians.

There are a number of festivals during the summer, as with many towns in Italy. It is very close to Genoa (the capital town of the province). The town is safe for children to grow up, but buying a house there can be quite expensive. During the summer time Arenzano becomes crowded. Arenzano has an elementary school, a middle school and a couple of kindergartens. It also has a golf course and a few tennis courts.

The town is home to many of the employees of the nearby architectural firm of Renzo Piano.

Main sights[edit]

  • Sanctuary of the Infant Jesus of Prague.
  • The 18th-century parish church.
  • Villa Negrotto Cambiaso, a Genoese patrician villa built in the 16th century. It is now the town hall. It has a beautiful park, endowed with rare trees like Lebanon cedars and Araucarias.
  • The Saracens' Tower (16th century), built to prevent sudden incursions of pirates from Maghreb.
  • Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Olivette.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.