Arenzano (local Ligurian: Insën) is a coastal town and comune in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, Liguria, northern Italy, facing the Ligurian Sea. As of 2017, it has a population of 11,445. This varies during the holiday seasons due to tourist flow.

Arenzano
Comune di Arenzano
Arenzano panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Arenzano
Coat of arms
Location of Arenzano
Arenzano is located in Italy
Arenzano
Arenzano
Location of Arenzano in Italy
Arenzano is located in Liguria
Arenzano
Arenzano
Arenzano (Liguria)
Coordinates: 44°24′15″N 8°40′50″E / 44.40417°N 8.68056°E / 44.40417; 8.68056Coordinates: 44°24′15″N 8°40′50″E / 44.40417°N 8.68056°E / 44.40417; 8.68056
CountryItaly
RegionLiguria
Metropolitan cityGenoa (GE)
FrazioniTerralba
Government
 • MayorLuigi Gambino
Area
 • Total24.3 km2 (9.4 sq mi)
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2017)[3]
 • Total11,445
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Arenzanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
16011
Dialing code010
Patron saintSan Nazario and Celso
Saint day28 July
WebsiteOfficial website

There are a number of festivals during the summer. The town is home to many of the employees of the nearby architectural firm of Renzo Piano.

GeographyEdit

Arenzano is located in the Riviera di Ponente section of the Italian Riviera, within a bay formed by the Capo San Martino not far from the metropolitan capital of Genoa.

Part of the municipality territory, which is mountainous by grossly two thirds, is within the boundaries of the Parco naturale regionale del Beigua.[4]

Main sightsEdit

  • Sanctuary of the Infant Jesus of Prague.
  • The 18th-century parish church.
  • Villa Negrotto Cambiaso, a Genoese patrician villa built in the 16th century. It is now the town hall. It has a beautiful park, endowed with rare trees like Lebanon cedars and Araucarias.
  • The Saracens' Tower (16th century), built to prevent sudden incursions of pirates from Maghreb.
  • Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Olivette.

Twin townsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ IstatWikidata Q214195
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  4. ^ "Comuni del Parco". www.parcobeigua.it. Retrieved 2016-02-20.