Ortonovo

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Ortonovo
Comune
Comune di Ortonovo
Ortonovo-panorama1.jpg
Coat of arms of Ortonovo
Coat of arms
Ortonovo is located in Italy
Ortonovo
Ortonovo
Location of Ortonovo in Italy
Coordinates: 44°5′N 10°3′E / 44.083°N 10.050°E / 44.083; 10.050Coordinates: 44°5′N 10°3′E / 44.083°N 10.050°E / 44.083; 10.050
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province La Spezia (SP)
Frazioni Casano, Casano alto, Dogana, Isola, Luni, Luni antica, Nicola, Serravalle
Government
 • Mayor Francesco Petrini
Area
 • Total 13.8 km2 (5.3 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2007)[1]
 • Total 8,580
 • Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Demonym Ortonovesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 19034
Dialing code 0187

Ortonovo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of La Spezia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 100 km (62 mi) southeast of Genoa and about 20 km (12 mi) east of La Spezia.

It is the easternmost commune in Liguai, bordering Tuscany at the feet of the Apuan Alps. The communal territory include the frazione of Luni, one of the most important cities in the area in Roman and early medieval times.

Main sights[edit]

The ancient town is surrounded by a line of walls with two entrances. In the central square is the Guinigi Tower, today the campanile of the church of St. Lawrence (17th century) but once connected to a now disappeared castle. Other sights include:

  • Church of Sts. James and Philip (15th century)
  • Sanctuary of Mirteto (16th century)
  • Castle of Volpiglione
  • Rocca (fortress) of the frazione of Nicola

References[edit]

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