Lumarzo

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Lumarzo

Lumarso
Comune di Lumarzo
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Coat of arms of Lumarzo
Coat of arms
Location of Lumarzo
Lumarzo is located in Italy
Lumarzo
Lumarzo
Location of Lumarzo in Italy
Lumarzo is located in Liguria
Lumarzo
Lumarzo
Lumarzo (Liguria)
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
CountryItaly
RegionLiguria
Metropolitan cityGenoa (GE)
FrazioniBoasi, Campi, Cerese, Craviasco, Ferriere, Forca, Lagomarsino, Lainà, Lumarzo, Pannesi, Piancerese, Piane, Recroso, Rossi, Sanguinara, Nostra Signora del Bosco, Scagliola, Scagnelli, Tasso, Tassorello, Tolara, and Vallebuona
Government
 • MayorGuido Guelfo
Area
 • Total25.5 km2 (9.8 sq mi)
Elevation
325 m (1,066 ft)
Population
 (30 September 2017)[3]
 • Total1,520
 • Density60/km2 (150/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Lumarzesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
16024
Dialing code0185
Patron saintSt. Peter
Saint dayJune 29
Websitewww.comune.lumarzo.genova.it

Lumarzo (Ligurian: Lumarso) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City 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 comune (municipality) of Lumarzo includes a number of frazioni (villages), namely, Boasi, Campi, Cerese, Craviasco, Ferriere, Forca, Lagomarsino, Lainà, Lumarzo, Pannesi, Piancerese, Piane, Recroso, Rossi, Sanguinara, Nostra Signora del Bosco, Scagliola, Scagnelli, Tasso, Tassorello, Tolara, and Vallebuona.

The economy is mostly based on agriculture and cattle raising.

History[edit]

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 frazione (village) 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).

Transport[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

Sources[edit]

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