Savignone

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Savignone
Comune
Comune di Savignone
Savignone
Savignone
Coat of arms of Savignone
Coat of arms
Savignone is located in Italy
Savignone
Savignone
Location of Savignone in Italy
Coordinates: 44°34′N 8°59′E / 44.567°N 8.983°E / 44.567; 8.983Coordinates: 44°34′N 8°59′E / 44.567°N 8.983°E / 44.567; 8.983
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province Genoa (GE)
Frazioni Isorelle, San Bartolomeo, Gabbie, Montemaggio, Ponte Vaccarezza, Sorrivi
Government
 • Mayor Ettore Navone
Area
 • Total 21.8 km2 (8.4 sq mi)
Elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
Population (31 December 2005)[1]
 • Total 3,148
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Demonym Savignonesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16010
Dialing code 010
Patron saint St. Augustine
Saint day August 28
Website Official website

Savignone (Ligurian: Savignon) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of Genoa.

Savignone borders the following municipalities: Busalla, Casella, Crocefieschi, Mignanego, Serra Riccò, Valbrevenna.

History[edit]

The area of Savignone was settled probably in the Iron Age. In the Middle Ages it was a fief of Tortona, and in 1242 it was acquired by the Republic of Genoa which entrusted it to the Spinola family. Later it was under the Fieschi, who sold it back to Genoa in 1636. From 1815 it was part of the Kingdom of Sardinia, belonging to Italy from 1861.

Main sights[edit]

  • Fieschi castle (13th century)
  • Palazzo Fieschi (16th century)
  • Parish church of St. Bartholomew, housing two canvasses by Luca Cambiaso.

Demographic evolution[edit]

References[edit]

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