Dolcedo (Ligurian: Dôçeo, locally U Dusseu[3]) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southwest of Genoa and about 7 kilometres (4 mi) northwest of Imperia.

Comune di Dolcedo
Historical centre

Coat of arms
Location of Dolcedo
Location of Dolcedo in Italy
Dolcedo (Liguria)
Coordinates: 43°54′N 7°57′E
ProvinceImperia (IM)
FrazioniBellissimi, Castellazzo, Costa Carnara, Isolalunga, Lecchiore, Magliani, Monte Faudo, Ripalta, Santa Brigida, Trincheri
  MayorMarco Ascheri
  Total19.32 km2 (7.46 sq mi)
75 m (246 ft)
 (Dec. 2004)[2]
  Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0183
Patron saintSt. Thomas the Apostle
Saint dayDecember 21
WebsiteOfficial website

The communal seat, Piazza, is located in the lower valley of the Prino stream. The other main centers are Isolalunga, Costa Carnara, Bellissimi and Lecchiore. Dolcedo borders the following municipalities: Badalucco, Civezza, Imperia, Montalto Ligure, Pietrabruna, Prelà, Taggia, and Vasia.


The boroughs of Dolcedo appeared in the early Middle Ages, populated by refugees from the Ligurian coast. Later it was a fief of the Clavesana family. In the 12th century cultivation of olive became a mainstay of the area. In 1228 the Clavesana ceded their lands to the commune of Genoa.

Main sights

  • Parish church of St. Thomas, in Baroque style (1613).
  • Medieval church of Santa Maria di Castellazzo.
  • Sanctuary of Acquasanta.
  • Oratory of St. Lawrence, with two small bell towers.
  • Chapel of St. Brigida (15th century).

Demographic evolution

See also


  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. Frisoni, Gaetano (1910–2002). Dizionario Genovese-Italiano e Italiano-Genovese (in Italian). Genova: Nuova Editrice Genovese.CS1 maint: date format (link)

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