—  Comune  —
Comune di Noli
Noli is located in Italy
Location of Noli in Italy
Coordinates: 44°12′22″N 8°24′48″E / 44.20611°N 8.41333°E / 44.20611; 8.41333Coordinates: 44°12′22″N 8°24′48″E / 44.20611°N 8.41333°E / 44.20611; 8.41333[1]
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province Savona (SV)
Frazioni Tosse, Voze
 - Total 9.62 km2 (3.7 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (31 May 2007)
 - Total 2,957
 - Density 307.4/km2 (796.1/sq mi)
Demonym Nolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 17026
Dialing code 019
Patron saint Sant'Eugenio
Saint day Second Sunday of July
Website Official website

Noli (Italian pronunciation: [ˈnoːli]; Ligurian Nöi [ˈnøːi]) is a coast comune of Liguria, Italy, in the Province of Savona, it is about 50 km (31 mi) SW of Genoa by rail, about 4 m (13 feet) above sea-level. It has a population of 2,957. In 1901, it had a population of 1,985. The origin of the name may come from Neapolis.



The bounding communes of Noli are Finale Ligure, Spotorno and Vezzi Portio.


Noli was an independent republic from 1193 until 1797, the smallest one under the five so-called "Maritime Republics". In 1239 it became seat of a bishop; later on the diocese has been united with that of Savona as the Diocese of Savona-Noli. The Napoleonic invasion in 1797 put an end to Noli's sovereignty.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms' colour is a white cross on a red field.

Main sights


It is a town and comune of considerable antiquity and has an ancient church of S. Paragorio, once the cathedral, a Romanesque basilica dating from the 11th century with interesting works of art.

  • Church of S. Paragorio (XI cent.).
  • Household and annexed Tower (XIV-XV cent).
  • Tower and Gate Papone (XIII-XIV cent).
  • Tower of Four Sides.


  • António de Noli, Italian nobleman and explorer, discoverer of some Guinea territories and Cape Verde islands on behalf of the Portuguese crown[2]. Born in Genoa 1419, "family with origins in Noli or the Castle of Noli"[3].


  1. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Retrieved 2007-02-20. 
  2. ^ Joao de Barros wrote on the Italian navigator: "Di natione genovese, et di sangue nobile, che per alcuni dispiaceri che hebbe nella patria sua se ne venne in questo regno con due navi”. Barros, João. "L’Asia", Dec. I. lib. 2. cap. I. Republished by Vincenzo Valgrisio, Venice, 1562
  3. ^ According to Della Cella manuscripts "Perittissimo piloto Genovese"; on the family "l’origine si puo supponere dalla piccola Città o Castello di Noli”. Della Cella, "Famiglie Di Genova. Antiche, e moderne, estinte, e viventi, nobili, e populari". Parte II, D.E.F.G.I.L.M.N.O./ MDCCLXXXIII. Page 293

External links

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