Recco

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Recco
Comune
Città di Recco
Liguria Recco tango7174.jpg
Coat of arms of Recco
Coat of arms
Recco is located in Italy
Recco
Recco
Location of Recco in Italy
Coordinates: 44°22′N 9°9′E / 44.367°N 9.150°E / 44.367; 9.150
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province Province of Genoa (GE)
Frazioni Megli, Polanesi, San Rocco
Government
 • Mayor Dario Capurro
Area
 • Total 9.7 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (30 November 2009)[1]
 • Total 10,219
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Demonym Recchesi or Recchelini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16036
Dialing code 0185
Patron saint San Giovanni Bono
Saint day 10 January and 8 September
Website Official website
For the rescue technique, see RECCO.

Recco (Latin Ricina / Recina) is a comune in the province of Genoa, region of Liguria, Italy. It is known for its focaccia al formaggio (focaccia with cheese) which is made with Crescenza.[2][3] The consortium that dictates the official recipe of the focaccia, supposedly the result of a Saracen attack in the 1200s, is seeking the European Union PGI status for the recipe. Also famous is the September 8 fireworks festival honoring the Virgin Mary. The town is also known for its successful waterpolo team, Pro Recco.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ http://www.ricettedi.it/pane/focaccia_di_recco_al_formaggio.htm