Sori, Liguria

Comune di Sori

Location of Sori in Italy

Coordinates: 44°22′22″N 9°6′16″E / 44.37278°N 9.10444°E / 44.37278; 9.10444Coordinates: 44°22′22″N 9°6′16″E / 44.37278°N 9.10444°E / 44.37278; 9.10444
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province / Metropolitan city Genoa (GE)
Frazioni Canepa, Capreno, Lago, Levà, Polanesi, San Bartolomeo di Busonengo, Sant’Apollinare, Sussisa, Teriasca
  Mayor Paolo Pezzana
  Total 13.1 km2 (5.1 sq mi)
Elevation 14 m (46 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
  Total 404
  Density 31/km2 (80/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Soresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16031
Dialing code 0185
Patron saint Santa Margherita d'Antiochia
Saint day July 20
Website Official website

Sori is a comune (municipality) in the Metropolitan City of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 17 kilometres (11 mi) southeast of Genoa. Together with Camogli, Pieve Ligure, Bogliasco, and Recco, it is part of the so-called Golfo Paradiso in the Riviera di Levante. Its economy is based on tourism and production of olives.

Church of Santa Margherita.

The municipality of Sori contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Canepa, Capreno, Lago, Levà, Polanesi, San Bartolomeo di Busonengo, Sant’Apollinare, Sussisa, and Teriasca.

Sori borders the following municipalities: Avegno, Bargagli, Bogliasco, Genoa, Lumarzo, Pieve Ligure, Recco, and Uscio.


According to some theories, Sori was founded by Greek immigrants around the 7th century BC. Most likely, the small port was also used by the Romans, although the first mention of the town dates to the early Middle Ages, when it was a possession of the bishops of Milan; later, it was part of the Republic of Genoa.

In 1548, the town was sacked and ravaged by 1500 pirates from North Africa. After the French domination in 1815, Sori became part of the Kingdom of Sardinia and, from 1861, was part of the unified Kingdom of Italy.


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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