Comune di Zoagli

Zoagli from the Hills of Sant'Antonio.

Coat of arms

Location of Zoagli in Italy

Coordinates: 44°20′N 9°16′E / 44.333°N 9.267°E / 44.333; 9.267Coordinates: 44°20′N 9°16′E / 44.333°N 9.267°E / 44.333; 9.267
Country Italy
Region Liguria
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)[1]
  Total 2,567
  Density 340/km2 (870/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Zoagliesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16035
Dialing code 0185
Patron saint St. Martin of Tours
Saint day November 11
Website Official website

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.


Zoagli was probably founded by the Tigulli Ligurian tribe. In Roman times it appears as a center on the Via Aurelia in the Tabula Peutingeriana.

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.


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

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