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Comune di Lumarzo
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Coat of arms of Lumarzo
Coat of arms
Lumarzo is located in Italy
Location of Lumarzo in Italy
Coordinates: 44°25′N 9°8′E / 44.417°N 9.133°E / 44.417; 9.133Coordinates: 44°25′N 9°8′E / 44.417°N 9.133°E / 44.417; 9.133
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province / Metropolitan city Genoa (GE)
Frazioni Campi, Ferriere, Cerese, Tolara, Scagnelli, Tasso, Tassorello, Craviasco, Forca, Boasi, Rossi, Vallebuona, Lagomarsino, Piane, Pannesi, Nostra Signora del Bosco
 • Mayor Guido Guelfo
 • Total 25.5 km2 (9.8 sq mi)
Elevation 325 m (1,066 ft)
Population (31 December 2007)[1]
 • Total 1,558
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Lumarzesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16024
Dialing code 0185
Patron saint St. Peter
Saint day June 29

Lumarzo is a village and comune (municipality) in the Province of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) east of Genoa.

Lumarzo borders the following municipalities: Bargagli, Davagna, Neirone, Sori, Torriglia, Uscio.

The economy is mostly based on agriculture and cattle raising.


The name derives from the Latin Lucus martius, meaning "Wood of Mars", which has suggested the existence of a temple, with annexed grove, devoted to the god.

In the Middle Ages it was under the Malaspina and later the Fieschi families. The latter sold the fief to the Republic of Genoa in 1198. After a brief French and Austrian domination in the 18th-19th centuries, it became part of the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1814. Lumarzo was annexed to the newly unified Kingdom of Italy in 1861.

During World War II in the area took place several fighting between German occupation troops and partisans.

Natalina "Dolly" Garaventa, mother of Frank Sinatra, was born in the fraction of Rossi of Lumarzo in 1894.

Main sights[edit]

  • Sanctuary of Madonna del Bosco ("Madonna of the Wood"), in the frazione of Pannesi, dating from the 16th century.
  • Church of San Martino al Vento (15th century).


Lumarzo can be reached through the Strada Provinciale (Provincial Road) 225 Orero-Bargagli. The nearest railroad station is that of Chiavari on the Rome-Genoa line, from where a regular bus service connects to Lumarzo.

Demographic evolution[edit]


  • Sena, Francesco (2000). L'alta Fontanabuona. Chiavari. 


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