Vezzano Ligure

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Vezzano Ligure
Comune
Comune di Vezzano Ligure
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Coat of arms of Vezzano Ligure
Coat of arms
Vezzano Ligure is located in Italy
Vezzano Ligure
Vezzano Ligure
Location of Vezzano Ligure in Italy
Coordinates: 44°8′N 9°53′E / 44.133°N 9.883°E / 44.133; 9.883
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province La Spezia (SP)
Frazioni Vezzano Superiore, Vezzano Inferiore, Valeriano-Buonviaggio-Carozzo, Bottagna-Piano di Valeriano-Lagoscuro, Piano di Vezzano I e II, Prati-Fornola, Valeriano Lunense
Government
 • Mayor Fiorenzo Abruzzo
Area
 • Total 18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Elevation 271 m (889 ft)
Population (31 December 2008[1])
 • Total 7,397
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Demonym Vezzanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 19020
Dialing code 0187
Website Official website

Vezzano Ligure is a comune (municipality) in the Province of La Spezia in the Italian region of Liguria, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southeast of Genoa and about 7 kilometres (4 mi) northeast of La Spezia.

Vezzano Ligure borders the following municipalities: Arcola, Bolano, Follo, La Spezia, Santo Stefano di Magra, Sarzana.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of Nostra Signora del Soccorso (18th century)
  • Romanesque church of Santa Maria Assunta (12th century)
  • Parish church of San Sebastiano and Santa Maria Assunta (17th century)
  • Pentagonal tower (13th century)
  • Remains of the castle of Vezzano Superiore

Economy[edit]

Agriculture includes vines and olive trees with consequent production of grapes, wine and olive oil. Tourism is also active, as well as service companies working for the La Spezia intermodal port.

Transport[edit]

Vezzano Ligure is served by a railway station on the lines Genoa-Rome and Parma-La Spezia.

The nearest motorway is the A15, La Spezia exit.

References[edit]

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

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