Bogliasco

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Bogliasco
Boggiasco
Comune
Comune di Bogliasco
Panorama di Bogliasco.jpg
Coat of arms of Bogliasco
Coat of arms
Bogliasco is located in Italy
Bogliasco
Bogliasco
Location of Bogliasco in Italy
Coordinates: 44°23′N 9°4′E / 44.383°N 9.067°E / 44.383; 9.067Coordinates: 44°23′N 9°4′E / 44.383°N 9.067°E / 44.383; 9.067
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Metropolitan city Genoa (GE)
Frazioni Poggio, San Bernardo, Sessarego
Government
 • Mayor Gianluigi Brisca
Area
 • Total 4.42 km2 (1.71 sq mi)
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (30 April 2017)[1]
 • Total 4,475
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bogliaschini
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 16031
Dialing code 010
Patron saint Madonna del Carmine
Saint day July 16
Website Official website

Bogliasco (Ligurian: Boggiasco) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 11 kilometres (7 mi) southeast of Genoa. Together with the comuni of Camogli, Recco, Pieve Ligure and Sori, it is part of the so-called Golfo Paradiso. Economy is mostly based on tourism; agriculture include production of olives.

Church of Natività di Maria Santissima.

Bogliasco borders the following municipalities: Genoa, Pieve Ligure, and Sori.

History[edit]

As archaeological findings proved, the area of Bogliasco was inhabited since Paleolithic and Mesolithic times; the Romans built a bridge here (the current structure dates to the 13th century AD). After the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the Byzantine and Lombard domination, Liguria was conquered by Charlemagne; the burgh of Bogliasco fell under the Republic of Genoa after the year 1182, suffering numerous raids from Saracen pirates. The town was destroyed by Venetian galleys in 1432.

After the French domination, Bogliasco, together with the whole Liguria, was annexed to the Kingdom of Sardinia, and then to the newly unified Kingdom of Italy in 1861.

Main sights[edit]

  • Church of Natività di Maria Santissima, dating from the 12th century but rebuilt in 1731–37 by architect Antonio Maria Ricca.
  • Church of the Brethren of Santa Chiara, from 1403.
  • Church of N.S. della Neve e dell'Ascensione di Gesù Cristo, in the frazione of Sassarego (dating from the early 17th century). It has some paintings from the 18th century by the Genoese school.
  • Church of San Bernardo, in the eponymous frazione.

Transport[edit]

Bogliasco has a railway station on the line Pisa-La Spezia-Genoa; nearby there is a gate on the A12 Motorway connecting Rome to Genoa. The other main road is the modern Via Aurelia.

References[edit]

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

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