Albenga is a town with 23,778 inhabitants (as of 31 December 2012) in the Province of Savona in Liguria.

Location and data

The neighboring municipalities are Alassio, Arnasco, Ceriale, Cisano sul Neva, Ortovero and Villanova d'Albenga.


The Roman Albian Ingaunum was built in the 2nd century BC on the site of a fortified village of the Ligurian Ingauni tribe. The settlement Albenga grew during the Roman Empire into a major town and became a bishop. In the 9th century it became the capital of Arduinischen Mark.

By participating in the First Crusade as a free city they founded their economic recovery, which was not interrupted by the conquest of Genoa in 1251.

Albenga was the seat of many bishops.

Coat of arms

Description: In gold a red continuous Wicked Cross. About the shield a golden crown of pearls and sign foot on an olive and an oak branch with a ribbon in the Italian national colors bound.


The city has its medieval core obtained at the center of the Piazza San Michele is the cathedral named after the archangel Michael.


The town of Albenga is located on State Road 1 ( Via Aurelia ). There is also a connection to the Autostrada A10 motorway.

Albenga has a station on the route Ventimiglia - Genova consisting of the local connection to Ventimiglia and Savona.

Thanks to the small airport RivierAirport (international airport abbreviation ALL) can reach Albenga by plane. This airport with the Italian name Aeroporto Internazionale di Albenga " C.Panero " is only about 7 km from the city center and is used primarily for Italian domestic flights.