Arenzano

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Arenzano
Comune
Comune di Arenzano
Arenzano panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Arenzano
Coat of arms
Arenzano is located in Italy
Arenzano
Arenzano
Location of Arenzano in Italy
Coordinates: 44°24′15″N 8°40′50″E / 44.40417°N 8.68056°E / 44.40417; 8.68056Coordinates: 44°24′15″N 8°40′50″E / 44.40417°N 8.68056°E / 44.40417; 8.68056
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Metropolitan city Genoa (GE)
Frazioni Terralba
Government
 • Mayor Luigi Gambino
Area
 • Total 24.3 km2 (9.4 sq mi)
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Population (30 April 2017)[1]
 • Total 11,445
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Arenzanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16011
Dialing code 010
Patron saint San Nazario and Celso
Saint day 28 July
Website Official website

Arenzano (local Ligurian: Insën) is a coastal town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, northern Italy, facing the Ligurian Sea. As of 2017, it has a population of 11,445. This varies during the holiday seasons due to tourist flow.

There are a number of festivals during the summer. The town is home to many of the employees of the nearby architectural firm of Renzo Piano.

Geography[edit]

Arenzano is located in the Riviera di Ponente section of the Italian Riviera, within a bay formed by the Capo San Martino not far from the metropolitan capital of Genoa.

Part of the municipality territory, which is mountainous by grossly two thirds, is within the boundaries of the Parco naturale regionale del Beigua.[2]

Main sights[edit]

  • Sanctuary of the Infant Jesus of Prague.
  • The 18th-century parish church.
  • Villa Negrotto Cambiaso, a Genoese patrician villa built in the 16th century. It is now the town hall. It has a beautiful park, endowed with rare trees like Lebanon cedars and Araucarias.
  • The Saracens' Tower (16th century), built to prevent sudden incursions of pirates from Maghreb.
  • Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Olivette.

Twin towns[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "Comuni del Parco". www.parcobeigua.it. Retrieved 2016-02-20.