Arenzano (local Ligurian: Rensën) 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.

Comune di Arenzano
Arenzano panorama.jpg
Coat of arms of Arenzano
Location of Arenzano
Arenzano is located in Italy
Location of Arenzano in Italy
Arenzano is located in Liguria
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
Metropolitan cityGenoa (GE)
 • MayorLuigi Gambino
 • Total24.3 km2 (9.4 sq mi)
6 m (20 ft)
 (30 April 2017)[2]
 • Total11,445
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
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.


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.[3]

The vast majority of the town's territory extends in the mountain range of the Beigua Regional Park with peaks above 1000 m above sea level.

Arenzano's major rivers are:

  • Lerone (natural boundary between Arenzano and Cogoleto)
  • Cantarena
  • Lissolo


According to historical sources, the first residential settlement was linked to a primitive settlement of the Roman Empire[4] in the first centuries after Christ. The ancient toponym of the municipality, Arentianis, would go back to a property or possession of the Arentii Ligurian family. As well as the nearby towns and villages, it followed the historical vicissitudes of nearby Genoa in the early medieval period, and therefore in the Middle Ages.

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


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ "Comuni del Parco". Retrieved 2016-02-20.
  4. ^ "Comune di Arenzano - Sito ufficiale - Le Origini di Arenzano". Retrieved 2020-08-18.