(1200-1270 about)

In the XIII century we can find nine notaries all by Sestri Levante, among excel Urso de Sigestro for the role by him uncurled on the politic, litterary and historical plane. The Pertz and the Monleone tell like the "Annali" of the 1225/1249 period are wrote by the collaborators of Maestro Bartolomeo and in particular by that Maestro Urso, notary and poet, that the "Annali" always remember.
The co-operation of Urso de Sigestro on the wrote of the "Annali" during for twenty years.
The notary of Sestri Levante finished some politic missions for the Genoan Republic.
He occupied an important place in the medieval litteratur because was the writer of the Carmen de Victoria and of the Liber fabularum moralium .
The fable's book, was published about in 1249.
Because act by Urso were find between 1229 and 1269, we think that he can be live between 1200 and 1270.


While Cristoforo Colombo propose to the Castiglian Court his plane of discovery, Giovanni de Sigestro was in the Observant Ordin. Frà Giovanni de Sigestro doctor in theology follow the Observants in one of the most important period of the history of it Ordin and in the life of the Church. Substantially we can say that the observance was prevalently hold by the friars of the Ligurian Province. In concrete Frà Giovanni de Sigestro tend to solicit the chrystian prince to rise the Apostolician SEDE during the crusade that it must promote against the Muslim Empire. Frà Giovanni de Sigestro was the fourth vicary General of the Observant Francescani. The minor friar of Sestri Levante died on 28 May 1510, but the NECROLOGIO of the Ligurian Province don't say the place. FEDERICO


The Federici born in Sestri Levante about on 1575, by the excellent family of the Count of Martorano.
The role politically uncurled in Sestri Levante by that family was reveiled by the CATASTO of 1647, and by the "Book of the sale of the CADASTO of the town" of 1648. The Federici confirm it the Sestri's family more FACOLTOSA and, therefore, that can influence the plitic life of the local PODESTERIA. In fact the count of Martorano, after the win of Pavia in 1525, had as guest in the beautiful building of Sestri Levante Charles V and Paolo III Farnese to try to reconcile Charles V, and FRANCESCO I. The Federici begin BENEMERITI becasue, in 1472, favours the INSEDIAMENTO in Portobello of the glorious Ordin of Dominican Friars and, in 1500 in Capoborgo, founded the hospital of the misericordy.
For us the major merit of the Federici was for have dedicated five books to the memories of the Genoan and Ligurian families. The Federici was considered the father of the ligurian ONOMASTICA, not only because write "The three of the Fiechi Family" but because he dedicated the biggest of his books to the study of the ligurian families, popular and plebeian. In the book of the "Fasti" the Federici gather the name of all magistrate, the embassery uncurl by them, the generality of all capitain of land and of sea and the mission performed by them, and the memories of his CONCITTADINI that rise ships or office for the Republic.
In Sestri Levante he gave notable BENEMERENZE in the religious plane and the parrish of the "Company of san Pietro in vinculis", with purpose of the Ordinary in ship in the town, delivery to add among their BENEMERITI patrons. The Federici was drawed among the governators of the Republic. This on 27 November 1645.
He died on 15 March 1647 while rise that ship.


The Lambruschini born in Sestri Levante on 16 May 1776.
When the edit of 14 May 1798 of the Consulate of the Roman Republic enjoined to all religious persons to left Rome he went to Sestri Levante.
In his town was admitted to the seminary of Brugnato where finished the studys. He was consecrated priest in Sestri Levante, by MONSIGNORE Gian Luca Solari, on 1° January 1799 and after teached in some colleges.
In 1819, when the General of the Barnabita Congregation Fontana, became Cardinal, Luigi Lambruschini gave the govern. The Cardinal Lambruschini use it because Chiavari have an its seminary and named Antonio Maria Gianelli Director of the discipline of the constituted institution.
That piece was the start to the foundation of the new bishopric.
With the CONCISTORO of the 30 September 1831 Mons. Lambruschini became Cardinal, was recalled by France and, in 1836, Gregorio XVI charge him to rise the office of State Secretary. With the die of Pope Gregorio XVI, on 1° June 1846, Lambruschini survey the resignation from State Secretary.
After the election of Pio IX, Lambruschini understand how, in Italy, a new page of history was be opened and therefore retired him by the political life. He was very near to Pope during the period of the exile to Gaeta and Portici, follow the revolution of 1848.
He died in Rome on 12 May 1854.

Cardinal Luigi Lambruschini


Sestri Levante gave life to a lot of important personality of Liguria. Among that, the family Bo, that since two centuries live in the city, and that was furnished the Genoan Republic, The SARDO State, the Italian Kingdom, and the Italian Republic very important persons.

Angelo Bo

Angelo Bo was an important doctor and professo of General Pathology in the Genoan University; gave the esteem for dowrys of INGEGNO and biggest of doctrine. Sent as a vicarious to the International Congress in Paris on 1851, became President.
Deputy very active to the Parliament before sub alpin, after italian, was named senator and was propugnator of the "Sanitary Code of the new italian kingdom".
He had liberal ideas, he was friend of Cavour and defence the war of Crimea against the opposition of the Conservators that arrive to attribute to that mission the responsability of the epidemy of cholera on 1854 in Genova.
Of inexhaustible activity teach since the day before his death and gave in heredity to the hospital of Sestri, the house that was built to open a rest home for old men.
He wrote medicine books, in particular on epidemy, on the manner to prevent and circumscribe and a relation on this of Colera morbus of 1854.
He died in Genova on 17 December 1854.


He born on 17 august 1893.
In 1928 became vicarious administrator of the "F.I.C.C." (Sweetmeat industry of Novi Ligure), and stay in directorship for 51 years, without had the major part of the society. From 1945 to 1956 is President of the Sejourn Agency of Sestri and stop the incipient building speculation and save the natural values of the city giving to the commune the money to pubblish a New Regolator Plane.
In 1952 is commendator of the Republic.
In 1954 bought and assicure to Sestri Levante the storical complex "Villa Balbi", transformed after the war in Hotel. Accessorise the hotel with modern gears and with notable ancient furnish.
In 1957 bought and save by the fall an ancient shop in Genova: the pastry shop "Mangini" in Place Crovetto.
In 1958 was named National President of UNIDI (National Union of Italian Sweetmeat Industry) to that adhere the 80% of the field enterprise. To the end of the ship the co-worker renew the ship for other two years.
In 1961 bought and renstore the storical castle of Fiechi-Landi in Varese Ligure, gave it to use of civic decorum and he was namely onorary citizen of this town.
During the '60 years, as a testamentary esecutor, guarantee itself the creditor of the stay heredity of the dear friend avvocate Marcello Rizzi, made possible the open of the Galleria Rizzi, that the BENEFATTORE had destinated to the city.
In 1969, as President and vicarious administrator of the "NOVI S.p.A." receive in Campidoglio the "Mercurio d'oro".
In 1970 for the uninteressant renstore of the castle of Varese Ligure reeceive by the Head of the State the Gold Medal of " BENEMERITO for the cultur and the art".

Giacomo Rossignotti

Don't must careless his activity of writer and researcher. Very interestant are his " Diary of War 1915-1918 ", " To sister Caterina " and his collection of ancient photographs of Sestri Levante that were distribuited for five years to all pupils of the fifth class elementar of the commune. In end two studys relative to his extraction by family of confectioners: a " Pratic guide of hazelnut chocolate " and " The pure sweetmeats: not a delicacy but base of good eat ".
He died on 4 april 1980, in his home of Sestri with the blessing of the Pope Giovanni Paolo II. He is buried in the monumental chapel that, since 1953, he was designed and made for him and his family in the cemetery of Sestri Levante.


Giovanni Descalzo is one of the most appassioned describer of his city. He is considered, by a point of view, proletarian artist because, to live, he must work since when was a young and he had follow only the elementary school till the sixth class.

Giovanni Descalzo

Nevertheless he was have to friends a lot of writer like as the Dutch Arthur Von Schelden, Adriano Grande, Piero Operti, Angelo Barile, and Eugenio Montale. He was meet them to the "circle" of Sestri Levante and in the house Rodocanachi in Arenzano.The poem that was enter him in the ligurian PLEIADE was "Uligine" that means humidity of the land, a CARME GEORGICO printed by the same tipography where he work that, for interest of Angiolo Silvio Novaro, had ottein an award of the "Italian Accademy" and it was apprecied in about fifty reviews by the major contemporanean critics for his spontaneity and individuality.
He had always love the sea and was also embarked as a hub, but the dim health impede him the strong life of sea, therefore was housebound to work in land under the "Italian Factory Tube" (F.I.T.) in Sestri Levante, and after in the commune as a helper archivist.
Before war was sent, in some period, to made reportages in far place and to live the sea also on luxuos transatlantics.
His twenty piece, among five for young people, treat the life of sea and the coastal Liguria more near to Sestri Levante: the Tigullio and Cinque Terre.
The titles confirms it: Risacca , Sotto-coperta , Scogliere , Ai quattro venti , Le braie , Il sapore di mare , In riva . In 1934 the judges of the award "Bagutta" dedicated a lot of attention to his tales united in "Sotto-coperta", after adpted for young people in the years 1944, 1945, and 1950 with the title "In coperta". In 1937 was presented to &QuotBagutta" his novel "Esclusi" that describe ambients and persons on the margin of the human consortium and the critic was favourable. His second novel "Tutti i giorni", amply autobiographical, also is near to conquer the award, didn't ottein it that was give to Indro Montanelli.
He died when was also 49 years old.
Sestri Levante remember him with a body on the promenade with the inscription of some verses that describe in light manner his love for the Tigullio and its people.