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Città di Recco
Liguria Recco tango7174.jpg
Coat of arms of Recco
Coat of arms
Recco is located in Italy
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 Province of Genoa (GE)
Frazioni Megli, Polanesi, San Rocco
 • Mayor Dario Capurro
 • Total 9.7 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (30 November 2009)[1]
 • Total 10,219
 • Density 1,100/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
For the rescue technique, see RECCO.

Recco (Latin: Ricina / Recina) is a comune in the province 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. Also famous is the September 8 fireworks festival honoring the Virgin Mary. The town is also known for its successful waterpolo team, Pro Recco. During WWII Recco's railway was bombed by the allies, destroying the town. It was rebuilt in the late forties and early fifties.

Twin towns[edit]


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