|Comune di Zoagli|
Zoagli from the Hills of Sant'Antonio.
Location of Zoagli in Italy
|Coordinates: 44°20′N 9°16′E / 44.333°N 9.267°ECoordinates: 44°20′N 9°16′E / 44.333°N 9.267°E|
|Province / Metropolitan city||Genoa (GE)|
|Frazioni||Sant’Ambrogio, Semorile, San Pietro di Rovereto|
|• Mayor||Rita Nichel|
|• Total||7.6 km2 (2.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||17 m (56 ft)|
|Population (31 December 2007)|
|• Density||340/km2 (870/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||St. Martin of Tours|
|Saint day||November 11|
Zoagli is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Genoa. Located on the resort on the Italian Riviera, Zoagli is a popular destination during all seasons of the year by tourists from all over the world. Zoagli is a municipality located in province of Genoa on the Gulf of Tigullio, between Chiavari and Rapallo. The municipality is famous for its fine silk fabrics exported around the world and its cliff paths (creuze and mule tracks) that run along the Mediterranean Sea connecting Zoagli to its nearby villages: San Pietro di Rovereto, San Pantaleo, Semorile, St. Ambrose, and St. Martin. A bronze sculpture named the Madonna del Mare sits 2.7 metres (9 ft) underwater in front of the promenade in honor of a diving event held each year.
In the Middle Ages it was a fief of the Fieschi family from Lavagna, becoming a possession of the Republic of Genoa in the 13th century. In 1608 it was part of the capitaneato of Rapallo. In 1815, together with Genoa, it was annexed to the Kingdom of Sardinia, following its history.
On 27 December 1943 Zoagli was unexpectedly bombed, and nearly destroyed with many victims among the inhabitants, by the RAF. The target of bombing apparently was the railway bridge, but the railway was totally inactive because destroyed in several points elsewhere.
- All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.