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Albenga (Italy)
Country Italy
region Liguria
province Savona  (SV)
Coordinates 44 ° 3 '  N , 8 ° 13'  E Coordinates: 44 ° 3 '0 "  N , 8 ° 13' 0"  E
height m slm
surface 36 km²
Residents 24,061 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density 668 inhabitants / km²
Post Code 17031
prefix 0182
ISTAT number 009002
Popular name Ingauni or Albenganesi
Patron saint San Michele (September 29th)
Website Albenga
Albenga beach
Albenga beach

Albenga is a place with 24,061 inhabitants (as of December 31, 2019) in the province of Savona in Liguria .

Location and dates

The neighboring communities are Alassio , Arnasco , Ceriale , Cisano sul Neva , Ortovero and Villanova d'Albenga .


The Roman Albium Ingaunum was founded in the 2nd century BC. Built on the site of a fortified village of the Ligurian Ingauni tribe . The Albenga settlement grew into an important city during the Roman Empire . In the 9th century it became the capital of the Arduine Mark .

By participating in the first crusade , as a free city, it started its economic boom, which was not interrupted by the conquest by the Republic of Genoa in 1251.

Albenga has been the seat of a Roman Catholic diocese since the 5th century , which has been called Albenga-Imperia since 1973 .

coat of arms

Description: A common red cross in gold . A golden pearl crown over the shield and an olive and an oak branch tied with a ribbon in the Italian national colors at the base of the shield .


The image of the city is shaped by more than ten slender family towers, the highest of which, the Torre del Comune , built by a noble family around 1300 , is more than 60 meters high. The city has retained its medieval core. In its center, near Piazza San Michele, the most important buildings of the city stand together in a very small space.

  • The cathedral named after the Archangel Michael , which was founded in the fifth century, has been rebuilt several times over the centuries. The campanile was built towards the end of the 11th century, but received its octagonal tip in 1391. The two side aisles were added in the first half of the 14th century, the baroque portal in 1669.
  • Next to the cathedral is the early Christian baptistery . The externally decagonal structure has an octagonal drum . The interior is also an octagon, which is surrounded by eight arcades . Above it, sixteen smaller arches contain eight windows. A wooden ceiling forms the end. In the middle, the remains of the octagonal baptismal font can still be seen, in a niche an early Christian mosaic with Christ's monogram , doves and lambs.
  • Santa Maria in Fontibus is an early Romanesque church with a Gothic portal , rebuilt several times . Inside is a painting by Domenico Fiasella ( Kosmas and Damian ).
  • In the Palazzio Vecchio del Commune, originally from 1387, frescoes and sculptures from the 15th century and a Byzantine sarcophagus have been preserved.


The town of Albenga is on State Road 1 . There is also a connection to the Autostrada A10 motorway .

Albenga has a train station on the Ventimiglia – Genoa line ; there is a local connection to Ventimiglia and Savona .

Thanks to the Riviera airport ( IATA code : ALL , ICAO code : LIMG ) in the neighboring municipality of Villanova d'Albenga, Albenga can also be reached by private plane. It bears the Italian name Aeroporto Internazionale di Villanova d'Albenga "Clemente Panero" and is about 7 km from the city.

Community partnerships

  • Dabas , Hungary, since 2004


Web links

Commons : Albenga  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Statistiche demografiche ISTAT. Monthly population statistics of the Istituto Nazionale di Statistica , as of December 31 of 2019.