Taggia is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Imperia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 110 kilometres (68 miles) southwest of Genoa and about 15 km (9 mi) west of Imperia. It has around 13,000 inhabitants.

Comune di Taggia
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Coat of arms of Taggia
Location of Taggia
Taggia is located in Italy
Location of Taggia in Italy
Taggia is located in Liguria
Taggia (Liguria)
Coordinates: 43°52′N 7°51′E / 43.867°N 7.850°E / 43.867; 7.850
ProvinceImperia (IM)
FrazioniArma di Taggia, Borghi, Levà
 • MayorMario Conio
 • Total30.87 km2 (11.92 sq mi)
39 m (128 ft)
 (28 February 2017)[3]
 • Total14,040
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Taggiaschi or Tabiesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0184
Patron saintMadonna of the Miracles and St. Benedict Revelli
Saint daySecond Saturday in February
WebsiteOfficial website

Taggia borders the following municipalities: Badalucco, Castellaro, Ceriana, Dolcedo, Pietrabruna, Riva Ligure, and Sanremo.


The town is divided into three parts: Taggia proper, located in the Valle Argentina in the immediate outback, it can be considered the proper centre of the city; Arma, a sea resort; and Levà, including the industrial area, placed between the other centres. The town can be found at approximately ten miles (16 km) from the city of Imperia.


Tombs dating from the 10th-7th centuries BC have been found in the area of Taggia. During the Roman domination it was an important commercial port, known as Costa Balenae. After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the old centre was damaged by the invasion of Rotharis's Lombards and then by a landslide in 690. The inhabitants moved to a new walled settlement, called Tabia. Despite its defences, in 889 it was sacked and razed to the ground by the Saracens

The rebuilt burgh became in 1153 a fief of the Clavesana family, but soon later it was acquired by the Republic of Genoa. In 1273 it became an autonomous commune, later receiving a podestà named in Genoa, under which it remained until its disappearing in the Napoleonic Wars. Later it was part of the Kingdom of Sardinia (1815) and of the Kingdom of Italy (1861).

Main sightsEdit

  • Basilica of San Giacomo and San Filippo (1675–1681), built on an 11th-century Romanesque church.
  • Church of Santa Maria del Canneto (10th or 14th century).
  • Church of San Martino di Tours, housing 15th-century frescoes.
  • Convent of San Domenico (160–1490). It has some pictures painted by Ludovico Brea.
  • Palazzo Asdente (1473).
  • Palazzo Curlo (1448).
  • Palazzo Vivaldi (1458).


Taggia is situated on the Via Aurelia (now a provincial road). It has also a gate on the A10 Highway.

Taggia has a railway station on the Genoa–Ventimiglia line.


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Italian National Institute of Statistics. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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