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View of Bussana with Arma di Taggia in background
View of Bussana with Arma di Taggia in background
Bussana is located in Italy
Location of Bussana in Italy
Coordinates: 43°49′29″N 7°50′18″E / 43.82472°N 7.83833°E / 43.82472; 7.83833Coordinates: 43°49′29″N 7°50′18″E / 43.82472°N 7.83833°E / 43.82472; 7.83833
Country  Italy
Region  Liguria
Province Imperia (IM)
Comune Sanremo
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 74[1]
Demonym(s) Bussanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 18038
Dialing code (+39) 0184
Website Official website

Bussana is an Italian village and hamlet (frazione) of the municipality of Sanremo in the Province of Imperia, Liguria. As of 2009 its population was of 74.[1]


The toponym was referred, until 1887, to the old town, partly destroyed and abandoned after an earthquake.[2] To distinguish the new village from the old one of Bussana Vecchia, Bussana is also named Bussana Nuova (New Bussana). It was an autonomous comune until April 1928, when it was absorbed by Sanremo municipality.[3]

A Roman villa is located near the village, by the estuary of river Armea.[4]


The village is located 6 km in the east of Sanremo and 2 in the west of Arma di Taggia. It is 3 km from Bussana Vecchia, 5 from Taggia, and 19 from Imperia.

The southern part, known as Bussana Mare (Bussana Sea), is extended by the Tyrrhenian Coast. Near the village is located the Capo dell'Arma Lighthouse.



  1. ^ a b (in Italian) Infos on italia.indettaglio.it
  2. ^ "Earthquake strikes Mediterranean" (History Channel website)
  3. ^ Si è costituito il comitato promotore dell’associazione “Pro Bussana”, article of Ma. Gu. on 1 September issue of www.riviera24.it (accessed on May 2016)
  4. ^ (in Italian) The Roman Villa of Bussana (Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Liguria)

External links[edit]

Media related to Bussana at Wikimedia Commons