Recco

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Recco
Comune
Città di Recco
Liguria Recco tango7174.jpg
Coat of arms of Recco
Coat of arms
Recco is located in Italy
Recco
Recco
Location of Recco in Italy
Coordinates: 44°22′N 9°9′E / 44.367°N 9.150°E / 44.367; 9.150
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province / Metropolitan city Genoa (GE)
Frazioni Megli, Polanesi, San Rocco
Government
 • Mayor Dario Capurro
Area
 • Total 9.7 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total 10,091
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Recchesi or Recchelini
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16036
Dialing code 0185
Patron saint San Giovanni Bono
Saint day 10 January and 8 September
Website Official website

Recco (Latin: Ricina / Recina) is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, region of Liguria, Italy. It is known for its focaccia al formaggio (focaccia with cheese) which is made with stracchino.[2][3] The consortium that dictates the official recipe of the focaccia, supposedly the result of a Saracen attack in the 13th century, is seeking the European Union PGI status for the recipe.

Recco is home to the September 8 fireworks festival honoring the Virgin Mary. The town is also known for its successful waterpolo team, Pro Recco.

During World War II Recco's railway was bombed by the Allies, destroying the town. It was rebuilt in the late forties and early 1950s.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ http://www.ricettedi.it/pane/focaccia_di_recco_al_formaggio.htm