Recco (Latin: Ricina / Recina) is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Genoa, region of Liguria, Italy. It is known for its focaccia al formaggio (focaccia with cheese) which is made with stracchino.[4][5] The consortium that dictates the official recipe of the focaccia, supposedly the result of a Saracen attack in the 13th century, has obtained the European Union PGI status for the recipe.

Città di Recco
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Coat of arms of Recco
Coat of arms
Location of Recco
Recco is located in Italy
Location of Recco in Italy
Recco is located in Liguria
Recco (Liguria)
Coordinates: 44°22′N 9°9′E / 44.367°N 9.150°E / 44.367; 9.150
Metropolitan cityGenoa (GE)
FrazioniMegli, Polanesi, San Rocco
 • MayorCarlo Gandolfo
 • Total9.77 km2 (3.77 sq mi)
5 m (16 ft)
 (30 November 2016)[3]
 • Total9,687
 • Density990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Recchesi or Recchelini
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0185
Patron saintSan Giovanni Bono
Saint day10 January and 8 September
WebsiteOfficial website

Recco is home to the September 8 fireworks festival honoring the Virgin Mary. The town is also known for its successful waterpolo team, Pro Recco.

During World War II Recco's railway was bombed by the Allies, destroying the town. It was rebuilt in the late forties and early 1950s.


The city is famous for its local water polo team: Pro Recco, militant in the Italian Serie A1 and winner of 31 championships (the first in 1959, the last in 2017), 12 Italian Cups, 8 LEN Champions League Cups and 6 LEN Super Cups, is also the only Italian team to have won the grand slam (Championship, Italian Cup, Champions Cup, European Super Cup); this goal was achieved in the seasons 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2011-12 The Pro Recco also won three championships in the indoor water polo championship and several titles in synchronized swimming.

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  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.
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