Zoagli

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Zoagli: History & Notable People

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History

Probably founded in the prehistoric era, it began Family Fieschi’s feud in 1158 and from the 14th century it passed to the Republic of Genoa.
Over the centuries the main activity in Zoagli, apart from fishing, was the silk manufacturing which is to this day one of the flagships of the village.
On 27th December 1943 Zoagli was almost completely destroyed by the Allies’ bombings, with many victims among the inhabitants.

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Notable People

Zoagli was the birthplace of the 16th century painter Teramo Piaggio, author of many masterpieces in the Genoese area.

Over the 19th and 20th centuries the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, the poet Ezra Pound and the playwright Sem Benelli stayed in Zoagli.

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Art
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San Martino Church

The church was built between 1726 and 1728 in the centre of the village...

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History
& notable people

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Probably founded in the prehistoric era, it began Family Fieschi’s feud in 1158 and from the 14th century it passed to ...

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Curiosities
about Zoagli

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Sem Benelli Castle

Sheer on the sea, along the Via Aurelia towards Chiavari, in 1914 the...

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