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Comune di Buscemi
Coat of arms of Buscemi
Coat of arms
Buscemi is located in Italy
Location of Buscemi in Italy
Coordinates: 37°05′N 14°53′E / 37.083°N 14.883°E / 37.083; 14.883
Country Italy
Region Sicily
Province Syracuse (SR)
 • Mayor Giuseppe Giansiracusa
 • Total 51 km2 (20 sq mi)
Elevation 761 m (2,497 ft)
Population (2007[1])
 • Total 1,150
 • Density 23/km2 (58/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Buscemesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Patron saint Madonna of the Wood
Saint day Last Sunday in August
Website Official website

Buscemi (Italian pronunciation: [buʃˈʃeːmi]) is a town and comune of 1,150 inhabitants in the Province of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy.

It is 52 kilometres (32 mi) west of Syracuse, in the Hyblaean Mountains, precisely on the mount Vignitti, 783 metres (2,569 ft) above sea level; the river Anapo crosses the communal territory. The closest municipalities are Buccheri and Palazzolo Acreide.


The town was founded during the Emirate of Sicily, although the area was settled during the Bronze Age. The Ancient Greek colony of Casmene was located in the modern communal territory of Buscemi.

Buscemi was completely destroyed in the 1693 earthquake, and was later rebuilt. Baronial families who held Buscemi include the Ventimiglia and Requisenz, who had a castle whose remains are at the entrance of the town.



  1. ^ Data from Istat

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