Campo Ligure

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Campo Ligure
Comune
Comune di Campo Ligure
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Coat of arms of Campo Ligure
Coat of arms
Campo Ligure is located in Italy
Campo Ligure
Campo Ligure
Location of Campo Ligure in Italy
Coordinates: 44°32′N 8°42′E / 44.533°N 8.700°E / 44.533; 8.700
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province Genoa (GE)
Government
 • Mayor Andrea Pastorino
Area
 • Total 23.8 km2 (9.2 sq mi)
Elevation 342 m (1,122 ft)
Population (31 December 2008[1])
 • Total 3,080
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym Campesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16013
Dialing code 010
Patron saint St. Mary Magdalene
Saint day July 22
Website Official website

Campo Ligure is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 37 kilometres (23 mi) northwest of Genoa.

Campo Ligure borders the following municipalities: Bosio, Masone, Rossiglione, Tiglieto.

Geography[edit]

It is located in the center of the intersection of the rivers Stura, Angassino and Ponzema, 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Genoa, and part of its territory to the west is within the boundaries of the Parco naturale regionale del Beigua, while in the east borders the Parco delle Capanne di Marcarolo.

History[edit]

The first sources related to human settlements in this area date from the third century AD. Roman legions built a camp here, under the leadership of Emperor Aurelian.

Economy[edit]

The country's economic activity is mainly connected to the processing of filigrana and crafts and the textile industry and mechanical engineering.

Events[edit]

  • "Festa patronale di santa Maria Maddalena" on the Sunday following July 22
  • "Mostra della filigrana", in months August e September

Main sights[edit]

  • Castle, built the Spinola family of Genoa from 1309
  • Palazzo Spinola. Built in the 14th century, it was enlarged in 1693
  • Medieval bridge on the Stura river. The original structure dated to the 9th century, but it was rebuilt several times starting from the 18th century.
  • Oratory of Nostra Signora Assunta, in Baroque style
  • Parish church (18th century), in Baroque style
  • Giardino Botanico Montano di Pratorondanino
  • Monte Pracaban

References[edit]

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

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