Vezzano Ligure

Vezzano Ligure (Ligurian: Vessan, locally V'zan) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of La Spezia in the Italian region of Liguria, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southeast of Genoa and about 7 kilometres (4 mi) northeast of La Spezia.

Vezzano Ligure
Comune di Vezzano Ligure
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Coat of arms of Vezzano Ligure
Location of Vezzano Ligure
Vezzano Ligure is located in Italy
Vezzano Ligure
Vezzano Ligure
Location of Vezzano Ligure in Italy
Vezzano Ligure is located in Liguria
Vezzano Ligure
Vezzano Ligure
Vezzano Ligure (Liguria)
Coordinates: 44°8′N 9°53′E / 44.133°N 9.883°E / 44.133; 9.883
CountryItaly
RegionLiguria
ProvinceLa Spezia (SP)
FrazioniVezzano Superiore, Vezzano Inferiore, Valeriano-Buonviaggio-Carozzo, Bottagna-Piano di Valeriano-Lagoscuro, Piano di Vezzano I e II, Prati-Fornola, Valeriano Lunense
Government
 • MayorFiorenzo Abruzzo
Area
 • Total18.4 km2 (7.1 sq mi)
Elevation
271 m (889 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2008[2])[3]
 • Total7,397
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vezzanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
19020
Dialing code0187
WebsiteOfficial website

Vezzano Ligure borders the following municipalities: Arcola, Bolano, Follo, La Spezia, Santo Stefano di Magra, Sarzana.

Main sightsEdit

  • Church of Nostra Signora del Soccorso (18th century)
  • Romanesque church of Santa Maria Assunta (12th century)
  • Parish church of San Sebastiano and Santa Maria Assunta (17th century)
  • Pentagonal tower (13th century)
  • Remains of the castle of Vezzano Superiore

EconomyEdit

Agriculture includes vines and olive trees with consequent production of grapes, wine and olive oil. Tourism is also active, as well as service companies working for the La Spezia intermodal port.

TransportEdit

Vezzano Ligure is served by a railway station on the lines Genoa-Rome and Parma-La Spezia located downhill from the center of the old town.

The nearest motorway is the A15 with a marked westbound exit and eastbound entrance between Santo Stefano and La Spezia.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.

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