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Comune di Bonassola
Bonassola, the beach, town and a railway tunnel
Bonassola, the beach, town and a railway tunnel
Bonassola is located in Italy
Location of Bonassola in Italy
Coordinates: 44°11′N 9°35′E / 44.183°N 9.583°E / 44.183; 9.583Coordinates: 44°11′N 9°35′E / 44.183°N 9.583°E / 44.183; 9.583
Country Italy
Region Liguria
Province Province of La Spezia (SP)
Frazioni Montaretto, Costella, Poggio, Serra, Scernio, San Giorgio
 • Mayor Andrea Poletti
 • Total 9.3 km2 (3.6 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 945
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bonassolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 19011
Dialing code 0187
Patron saint S.Caterina da Alessandria
Website Official website

Bonassola (Ligurian: Bonasseua [bunaˈsøːa][1]) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of La Spezia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southeast of Genoa and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest of La Spezia. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 945 and an area of 9.3 square kilometres (3.6 sq mi).[2]

The municipality of Bonassola contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Montaretto, Costella, Serra, Scernio, and San Giorgio.

Bonassola borders the following municipalities: Framura, Levanto.


During World War Two, two American fifteen men missions tried to land and blow up a railway tunnel between Framura and Bonassola. Both missions failed but the second mission's soldiers were executed and buried in a mass grave by the German Army.[3]

Demographic evolution[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Media related to Bonassola at Wikimedia Commons


  1. ^ Frisoni, Gaetano (1910). Dizionario Genovese-Italiano e Italiano-Genovese (in Italian). Genoa: Nuova Editrice Genovese. 
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ OSS Operation Ginny met with a tragic end during the Italian Campaign Archived 2009-04-20 at the Wayback Machine., WWII History Magazine, Sept 2005, Don Smart, accessed 2 August 2013

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