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Comune di Balestrino
View of the old town
View of the old town
Balestrino within the Province of Savona
Balestrino within the Province of Savona
Balestrino is located in Italy
Location of Balestrino in Italy
Coordinates: 44°7′29.48″N 8°10′28.1″E / 44.1248556°N 8.174472°E / 44.1248556; 8.174472Coordinates: 44°7′29.48″N 8°10′28.1″E / 44.1248556°N 8.174472°E / 44.1248556; 8.174472
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province Savona (SV)
Frazioni Bergalla, Borgo, Cuneo, Poggio
 • Total 11.3 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2011)
 • Total 607[1]
Demonym(s) Balestrinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 17020
Dialing code 0182
Website Official website

Balestrino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Savona in the Italian region Liguria, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southwest of Genoa and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Savona. As of 31 December 2011, it had a population of 607[1] and an area of 11.3 square kilometres (4.4 sq mi).[1]


Balestrino is composed by the old historic town, upon a hill, and the new town below it. Abandoned in 1953 for hydrogeological instability, the old centre is a ghost town[2][3] whereas the modern center is still inhabited today.


Balestrino borders the following municipalities: Castelvecchio di Rocca Barbena, Ceriale, Cisano sul Neva, Toirano, and Zuccarello. It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Bergalla, Borgo, Cuneo, and Poggio.




  1. ^ a b c (Italian) Source : ISTAT 2011 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "istat" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ Article and ocumentary about Balestrino (English version)
  3. ^ (Italian) Article and documentary about Balestrino (Italian version)

External links[edit]

Media related to Balestrino at Wikimedia Commons