Tiglieto

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Tiglieto
Comune
Comune di Tiglieto
Genova-Tiglieto.jpg
Coat of arms of Tiglieto
Coat of arms
Tiglieto is located in Italy
Tiglieto
Tiglieto
Location of Tiglieto in Italy
Coordinates: 44°32′N 8°37′E / 44.533°N 8.617°E / 44.533; 8.617
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province / Metropolitan city Genoa (GE)
Frazioni Acquabuona
Government
 • Mayor Giorgio Leoncini
Area
 • Total 24.5 km2 (9.5 sq mi)
Elevation 500 m (1,600 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
 • Total 573
 • Density 23/km2 (61/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Tiglietesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16010
Dialing code 010
Patron saint Assumption of Mary
Saint day August 15
Website Official website

Tiglieto is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 52 kilometres (32 mi) northwest of Genoa.

Tiglieto borders the following municipalities: Campo Ligure, Genoa, Masone, Molare, Ponzone, Rossiglione, Sassello, Urbe.

History[edit]

In 1120 Tiglieto Abbey (Badia di Tiglieto) was the first Cistercian monastery to be founded in Italy. Its monks went on to found Staffarda Abbey, near Saluzzo, and Casanova Abbey.

Main sights[edit]

Part of the municipality territory is within the boundaries of the Parco naturale regionale del Beigua.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "Comuni del Parco". www.parcobeigua.it. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 

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