Castiglione Chiavarese

Castiglione Chiavarese (Ligurian: O Castiggion [u kastiˈdʒuŋ]) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) southeast of Genoa.

Castiglione Chiavarese

O Castiggion
Comune di Castiglione Chiavarese
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Coat of arms of Castiglione Chiavarese
Coat of arms
Location of Castiglione Chiavarese
Castiglione Chiavarese is located in Italy
Castiglione Chiavarese
Castiglione Chiavarese
Location of Castiglione Chiavarese in Italy
Castiglione Chiavarese is located in Liguria
Castiglione Chiavarese
Castiglione Chiavarese
Castiglione Chiavarese (Liguria)
Coordinates: 44°17′N 9°31′E / 44.283°N 9.517°E / 44.283; 9.517Coordinates: 44°17′N 9°31′E / 44.283°N 9.517°E / 44.283; 9.517
CountryItaly
RegionLiguria
Metropolitan cityGenoa (GE)
FrazioniCampegli, Casali, Conio,Fiume, Casa del Monte, Masso, Mereta, Missano, San Pietro Frascati, Velva, Velva Santuario
Government
 • MayorFausto Figone
Area
 • Total30.1 km2 (11.6 sq mi)
Elevation
271 m (889 ft)
Population
 (30 June 2017)[3]
 • Total1,591
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Castiglionesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
16030
Dialing code0185
WebsiteOfficial website

Castiglione Chiavarese borders the following municipalities: Carro, Casarza Ligure, Deiva Marina, Maissana, Moneglia.

HistoryEdit

In ancient times the area of Castiglione probably marked the border between the Ligurian and the Etruscan cultures. the modern frazione of Velva was a Roman municipium during Trajan's reign.

The Val Petronio was colonized by Benedictine monks after the fall of the Western Roman Empire; later it became a possession of the Fieschi family who, in 1276, sold Castiglione to the Republic of Genoa. In 1747 the latter built here a series of fortifications against the Austrians. In 1815, after a short Napoleonic rule, it was acquired by the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont, becoming part of the newly unified Kingdom of Italy in 1861.

Main sightsEdit

  • Church of Sant'Antonino martire (1143)
  • Conio Abbey (1664)
  • Roman bridges and roads

TransportEdit

Castiglione Chiavarese is located across the SS523 State Road connecting it to Sestri Levante, which also houses the nearest railway station.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

SourcesEdit

  • Figone, Fausto (1995). La Podesteria di Castiglione. Lineamenti storici. Chiavari.