Ronco Scrivia

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Ronco Scrivia
Comune di Ronco Scrivia
Ronco Scrivia
Ronco Scrivia
Location of Ronco Scrivia
Ronco Scrivia is located in Italy
Ronco Scrivia
Ronco Scrivia
Location of Ronco Scrivia in Italy
Ronco Scrivia is located in Liguria
Ronco Scrivia
Ronco Scrivia
Ronco Scrivia (Liguria)
Coordinates: 44°37′N 8°57′E / 44.617°N 8.950°E / 44.617; 8.950Coordinates: 44°37′N 8°57′E / 44.617°N 8.950°E / 44.617; 8.950
CountryItaly
RegionLiguria
Metropolitan cityGenoa (GE)
FrazioniBanchetta, Borgo Fornari, Cascine, Chiappari, Cipollina, Costa Lazzari, Curlo, Giacoboni, Isolabuona, Malvasi, Minceto, Panigasse, Pietrafraccia, Porale, Tana d'Orso, Vallecalda
Government
 • MayorRosa Olivieri
Area
 • Total30.11 km2 (11.63 sq mi)
Elevation
334 m (1,096 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total4,365
 • Density140/km2 (380/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ronchesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
16019
Dialing code010
WebsiteOfficial website
Tower of the Castle of Borgo Fornari.

Ronco Scrivia (Ligurian: Ronco) is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Genoa.

Ronco Scrivia borders the following municipalities: Busalla, Fraconalto, Isola del Cantone, Voltaggio.

History[edit]

Ronco is mentioned for the first time in an 1127 document. It was held by the bishops of Tortona until the 13th century, and then by the Spinola family and later by the Republic of Genoa. Together with the whole Republic of Genoa, Ronco became part of the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1815.

Being a major railroad junction point between Genoa and Turin, it was heavily bombed by Allied planes during the late World War II.

Main sights[edit]

  • Parish church of San Martino (17th century). It houses canvasses by Orazio De Ferrari and Giovanni Lorenzo Bertolotto
  • Parish church of Santa Maria Assunta (12th century, rebuilt in the 17th century), in the frazione of Borgo Fornari.
  • Sanctuary of Madonna della Bastia
  • Abbey of Santa Maria al Porale, in the eponymous frazione.
  • Marquisses Palace, now housing the town hall
  • Castle of Ronco Scrivia (11th-12th centuries), a former noble residence of the Spinola. Today only a few fragments remain of the original medieval fortress.
  • Villa Davidson (1909-1910), a patrician villa in Borgo Fornari.
  • Castle of Borgo Fornari (12th century). Now mostly in ruins, aside from a tower, it once commanded the road in the Valle Scrivia to the former Genoese fief of Voltaggio.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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.