Voltri

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View of Voltri from the Mulino di Crevari.
Ancient coat of arms of Voltri.
Sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Acquasanta.

Voltri is a quarter in the comune of Genoa, north-western Italy, 17 km west from the city's centre.

In 2010, Voltri and the nearby hamlets included in Genoa's VII Municipio (Crevari, Acquasanta, Vesina) had a total population of 13,096.

History[edit]

The area of Voltri was inhabited since prehistoric times, and was a center of the Ligures tribe of the Veituri, from which it probably took its name. In 105 BC it was reached by the Roman road Via Aemilia Scauri which connected it to Genoa and then to Rome. In the Middle Ages it was a hamlet part of the Republic of Genoa, its main activity being the production of paper.

In 1796 it was the site of a battle between the French troops of Napoléon Bonaparte and of the Austrian Empire allied with the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont. After the fall of the First French Empire, it became an autonomous commune in the Sardinian territories, a status it kept until 1926, when the Fascist government united it to Genoa.

Main sights[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Voltri is served by a station on the Genoa-Ventimiglia railroad. It is also crossed by the SS1 Via Aurelia national road and by the A10 motorway.


Coordinates: 44°25′42″N 8°45′8″E / 44.42833°N 8.75222°E / 44.42833; 8.75222