Castelnuovo Magra

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Castelnuovo Magra
Comune di Castelnuovo Magra
Castelnuovo Magra
Castelnuovo Magra
Castelnuovo Magra is located in Italy
Castelnuovo Magra
Castelnuovo Magra
Location of Castelnuovo Magra in Italy
Coordinates: 44°6′N 10°1′E / 44.100°N 10.017°E / 44.100; 10.017Coordinates: 44°6′N 10°1′E / 44.100°N 10.017°E / 44.100; 10.017
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province La Spezia (SP)
Frazioni Colombiera, Molicciara, Palvotrisia, Vallecchia, Molino Del Piano
 • Mayor Daniele Montebello
 • Total 14.9 km2 (5.8 sq mi)
Elevation 190 m (620 ft)
Population (31 December 2015)[1]
 • Total 8,415
 • Density 560/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Castelnovesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 19030
Dialing code 0187
Website Official website

Castelnuovo Magra (Ligurian: Castarnò[2]) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of La Spezia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) southeast of Genoa and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) east of La Spezia.

The municipality of Castelnuovo Magra contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Colombiera, Molicciara, Palvotrisia, Molino Del Piano and Vallecchia.

Castelnuovo Magra borders the following municipalities: Fosdinovo, Ortonovo, Sarzana.


Roman presence is testified by ruins of a domus agricola (countryside estate) from imperial times. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it was held by the bishops of Luni; the name of the borough appears for the first time in a document from 1203.

The town was visited by Dante Alighieri on 6 October 1306, to end a long series of conflicts between the bishops of Luni and the Marquis Malaspina and opened a new course in local history.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Frisoni, Gaetano (1910). Dizionario Genovese-Italiano e Italiano-Genovese (in Italian). Genoa: Nuova Editrice Genovese.

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