Cisano sul Neva
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|Cisano sul Neva|
|Comune di Cisano sul Neva|
The bell tower of the church of Santa Maria Maddalena
|• Mayor||Maria Eugenia Cassisi|
|• Total||12.1 km2 (4.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||52 m (171 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2005)|
|• Density||140/km2 (370/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Mary Magdalene|
|Saint day||July 22|
Cisano sul Neva (Ligurian: Cixan) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Savona in the Italian region Liguria, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southwest of Genoa and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Savona.
Historically known as Chinsasakatsed, the town was part of the Marca Aleramica in the 10th century, and in 1091 it became a possession of Boniface del Vasto. Later it was under the Clavesana family, and in 1274 it was acquired by the comune of Albenga, which fortified it. Subsequently it was part of the Republic of Genoa.
In the 17th century it was occupied by Savoy soldiers. In 1794–95 Cisano was the seat of fightings between Austrian and French troops. In 1815 it was annexed to the Kingdom of Sardinia, becoming part of unified Italy in 1861. The current denomination dates from 1863.
- Parish church of Santa Maria Maddalena (17th century).
- Romanesque church of San Calogero (11th century).
- The Castle of the Rolandi Ricci del Carretto in the frazione of Conscente (15th century).
- The so-called Saracen Tower, also outside the city, on the road towards Albenga. It is a Roman funerary monument dating around the 2nd century AD.