Arenzano

Arenzano (local Ligurian: Insën) 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.

Arenzano
Comune di Arenzano

Coat of arms
Location of Arenzano
Arenzano
Location of Arenzano in Italy
Arenzano
Arenzano (Liguria)
Coordinates: 44°24′15″N 8°40′50″E
CountryItaly
RegionLiguria
Metropolitan cityGenoa (GE)
FrazioniTerralba
Government
  MayorLuigi Gambino
Area
  Total24.3 km2 (9.4 sq mi)
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (30 April 2017)[2]
  Total11,445
  Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Arenzanesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
16011
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.

Geography

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]

Main sights

  • 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 towns


References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. "Comuni del Parco". www.parcobeigua.it. Retrieved 2016-02-20.


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