Savignone

Savignone (Ligurian: Savignon) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of Genoa.

Savignone

Savignon
Comune di Savignone
Savignone
Savignone
Coat of arms of Savignone
Coat of arms
Location of Savignone
Savignone is located in Italy
Savignone
Savignone
Location of Savignone in Italy
Savignone is located in Liguria
Savignone
Savignone
Savignone (Liguria)
Coordinates: 44°34′N 8°59′E / 44.567°N 8.983°E / 44.567; 8.983Coordinates: 44°34′N 8°59′E / 44.567°N 8.983°E / 44.567; 8.983
CountryItaly
RegionLiguria
Metropolitan cityGenoa (GE)
FrazioniIsorelle, San Bartolomeo, Gabbie, Montemaggio, Ponte Vaccarezza, Sorrivi
Government
 • MayorAntonio Bigotti
Area
 • Total21.8 km2 (8.4 sq mi)
Elevation
500 m (1,600 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2011)[3]
 • Total3,225
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Savignonesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
16010
Dialing code010
Patron saintSt. Augustine
Saint dayAugust 28
WebsiteOfficial website

Savignone borders the following municipalities: Busalla, Casella, Crocefieschi, Mignanego, Serra Riccò, Valbrevenna.

HistoryEdit

The area of Savignone was settled probably in the Iron Age. In the Middle Ages it was a fief of Tortona, and in 1242 it was acquired by the Republic of Genoa which entrusted it to the Spinola family. Later it was under the Fieschi, who sold it back to Genoa in 1636. From 1815 it was part of the Kingdom of Sardinia, belonging to Italy from 1861.

Main sightsEdit

  • Fieschi castle (13th century)
  • Palazzo Fieschi (16th century)
  • Parish church of St. Bartholomew, housing two canvasses by Luca Cambiaso.

Demographic evolutionEdit

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.

See alsoEdit