Orco Feglino

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Orco Feglino
Comune
Comune di Orco Feglino
Orco Feglino
Orco Feglino
Coat of arms of Orco Feglino
Coat of arms
Orco Feglino is located in Italy
Orco Feglino
Orco Feglino
Location of Orco Feglino in Italy
Coordinates: 44°13′N 8°19′E / 44.217°N 8.317°E / 44.217; 8.317Coordinates: 44°13′N 8°19′E / 44.217°N 8.317°E / 44.217; 8.317
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province Savona (SV)
Frazioni Feglino, Orco
Government
 • Mayor Milena Scosseria
Area
 • Total 17.72 km2 (6.84 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2005)[1]
 • Total 856
 • Density 48/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym Orchesi and Feglinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 17020
Dialing code 019

Orco Feglino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Savona in the Italian region Liguria, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southwest of Genoa and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Savona in the upper valley of the Aquila stream. It consists of the two villages of Orco and Feglino.

Orco Feglino borders the following municipalities: Calice Ligure, Finale Ligure, Mallare, Quiliano and Vezzi Portio.

History[edit]

The two burghs were part of the Marca Aleramica in the 10th, and in 1091 they became possession of Boniface del Vasto and, from 1142, of the Del Carretto family, who built a castle in Orco.

In the 16th century it was acquired by Spain, to which it belonged until 1713, when it passed under the Republic of Genoa. Later it was part of the Kingdoms of Sardinia and Italy.

Main sights[edit]

  • Remains of the castle of Orco
  • Church of San Lorenzino (12th-14th centuries), with frescoes from the 15th and 16th centuries. The bell tower, with two orders of mullioned windows, is from the 14th century.
  • Baroque church of San Lorenzo, in the frazione of Feglino.

Population trend[edit]

References[edit]

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