Castiglione Chiavarese

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Castiglione Chiavarese
Comune
Comune di Castiglione Chiavarese
Castiglione Chiavarese-IMG 0728.JPG
Coat of arms of Castiglione Chiavarese
Coat of arms
Castiglione Chiavarese is located in Italy
Castiglione Chiavarese
Castiglione Chiavarese
Location of Castiglione Chiavarese in Italy
Coordinates: 44°17′N 9°31′E / 44.283°N 9.517°E / 44.283; 9.517Coordinates: 44°17′N 9°31′E / 44.283°N 9.517°E / 44.283; 9.517
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province Genoa (GE)
Frazioni Campegli, Casali, Conio,Fiume, Casa del Monte, Masso, Mereta, Missano, San Pietro Frascati, Velva, Velva Santuario
Government
 • Mayor Fausto Figone
Area
 • Total 30.1 km2 (11.6 sq mi)
Elevation 271 m (889 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
 • Total 1,580
 • Density 52/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym Castiglionesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16030
Dialing code 0185
Website Official website

Castiglione Chiavarese is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 50 km southeast of Genoa.

Castiglione Chiavarese borders the following municipalities: Carro, Casarza Ligure, Deiva Marina, Maissana, Moneglia.

History[edit]

In ancient times the area of Castiglione probably marked the border between the Ligurian and the Etruscan cultures. the modern frazione of Velva was a Roman municipium during Trajans reign.

The Val Petronio was colonized by Benedictine monks after the fall of the Western Roman Empire; later it became a possession of the Fieschi family who, in 1276, sold Castiglione to the Republic of Genoa. In 1747 the latter built here a series of fortifications against the Austrians. In 1815, after a short Napoleonic rule, it was acquired by the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont, becoming part of the newly unified Kingdom of Italy in 1861.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of Sant'Antonino martire (1143)
  • Conio Abbey (1664)
  • Roman bridges and roads

Transport[edit]

Castiglione Chiavarese is located across the SS523 State Road connecting it to Sestri Levante, which also houses the nearest railway station.

Sources[edit]

  • Figone, Fausto (1995). La Podesteria di Castiglione. Lineamenti storici. Chiavari. 
Footnotes
  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.