Comune di Ortonovo

Coat of arms

Location of Ortonovo in Italy

Coordinates: 44°5′N 10°3′E / 44.083°N 10.050°E / 44.083; 10.050Coordinates: 44°5′N 10°3′E / 44.083°N 10.050°E / 44.083; 10.050
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province / Metropolitan city La Spezia (SP)
Frazioni Casano, Casano alto, Dogana, Isola, Luni, Luni antica, Nicola, Serravalle
  Mayor Francesco Petrini
  Total 13.8 km2 (5.3 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2007)[1]
  Total 8,580
  Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ortonovesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 19034
Dialing code 0187

Ortonovo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of La Spezia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 100 km (62 mi) southeast of Genoa and about 20 km (12 mi) east of La Spezia.

It is the easternmost commune in Liguria, bordering Tuscany at the feet of the Apuan Alps. The communal territory include the frazione of Luni, one of the most important cities in the area in Roman and early medieval times.

Main sights

The ancient town is surrounded by a line of walls with two entrances. In the central square is the Guinigi Tower, today the campanile of the church of St. Lawrence (17th century) but once connected to a now disappeared castle. Other sights include:


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

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