Cisano sul Neva

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Cisano sul Neva
Comune di Cisano sul Neva
The bell tower of the church of Santa Maria Maddalena
The bell tower of the church of Santa Maria Maddalena
Cisano sul Neva is located in Italy
Cisano sul Neva
Cisano sul Neva
Location of Cisano sul Neva in Italy
Coordinates: 44°5′N 8°9′E / 44.083°N 8.150°E / 44.083; 8.150Coordinates: 44°5′N 8°9′E / 44.083°N 8.150°E / 44.083; 8.150
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province Savona (SV)
Frazioni Cenesi, Conscente
 • Mayor Massimo Niero
 • Total 12.1 km2 (4.7 sq mi)
Elevation 52 m (171 ft)
Population (30 June 2017)
 • Total 2,098
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Cisanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 17035
Dialing code 0182
Patron saint St. Mary Magdalene
Saint day July 22

Cisano sul Neva (Ligurian: Cixan) 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 35 kilometres (22 mi) southwest of Savona.

Located in the Val Neva, the territory of Cisano sul Neva borders those of the municipalities of Albenga, Arnasco, Balestrino, Ceriale and Zuccarello.


The comune gets its name from the Neva, a stram flowing down from the Ligurian Alps and crossing its territory.


The town was part of the Marca Aleramica in the 10th century, and in 1091 it became a possession of Boniface del Vasto. Later it was under the Clavesana family, and in 1274 it was acquired by the commune of Albenga, which fortified it. Subsequently it was part of the Republic of Genoa.

In the 17th century it was occupied by Savoy soldiers. In 1794–95 Cisano was the seat of fightings between Austrian and French troops. In 1815 it was annexed to the Kingdom of Sardinia, becoming part of unified Italy in 1861. The current denomination dates from 1863.

Main sights[edit]

  • Parish church of Santa Maria Maddalena (17th century).
  • Romanesque church of San Calogero (11th century).
  • The Castle of the Rolandi Ricci del Carretto in the frazione of Conscente (15th century).
  • The so-called Saracen Tower, also outside the city, on the road towards Albenga. It is a Roman funerary monument dating around the 2nd century AD.


Cisano is connected to Albenga and Garessio by the Provincial Road 582. It has also a railways station on the Albenga-Ventimiglia line.

Twin towns[edit]