Ne, Liguria

Comune di Ne

Ancient bridge connecting the burghs of Nascio and Cassagna.

Location of Ne in Italy

Coordinates: 44°21′N 9°24′E / 44.350°N 9.400°E / 44.350; 9.400
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province / Metropolitan city Genoa (GE)
Frazioni Arzeno, Caminata, Castagnola, Chiesanuova, Conscenti (communal seat), Frisolino, Graveglia, Nascio, Ne, Piandifieno, Pontori, Reppia, Sambuceto, Santa Lucia, Statale, Zerli
  Mayor Cesare Pesce
  Total 64.1 km2 (24.7 sq mi)
Elevation 68 m (223 ft)
Population (31 December 2007)[1]
  Total 2,323
  Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Neesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 16040
Dialing code 0185
Patron saint San Lorenzo
Saint day August 10
Website Official website

Ne is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Genoa in the Italian region Liguria, located in the Val Graveglia about 40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Genoa. Formed by several distinct burghs, or frazioni, Ne is known for its natural and historical attractions.


Ne stands for Nae, meaning "ship", and refers to the shape of Monte Zatta, the highest mountain of the area at an elevation of 1,404 metres (4,606 ft). It adjoins the valley of Graveglia, the ancient realm of Garibald, the king of the Lombards who fled from Lombardy in 673.[2]

The family of the founder of the modern, united Italian state, Giuseppe Garibaldi, originated in the nearby valley of Graveglia. A monument to Garibaldi is located in Conscenti, one of Ne's 16 frazione, or hamlets,[2] and the comune's seat of government. Most of these frazione originated as castles built during and after the tenth century as defenses against Saracen raids.

Main sights

Ne's landscape is naturally partitioned by the bottom of the Graveglia valley, the Graveglia river, and the high pastures and woods.[2]

Natural attractions of note include:[2]

Other attractions include:[2]


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Villa Paola - Nascio, retrieved 10 July 2009
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