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An artistic village built on the ruins of an abandoned medieval hamlet, it stands out on a sinuous hill behind Sanremo giving an evocative and unreal image of itself.
In 1887, a violent earthquake struck the Sanremo hinterland, seriously damaging Bussana Vecchia. The village was abandoned. The village was abandoned.
Today, Bussana Vecchia is home to workshops and art and craft workshops of all kinds, from jewellery to handicrafts, from design to botany. The village has come back to life, surrounded by a very special atmosphere that attracts thousands of tourists every year.
Getting there is simple, you have to take the Statale Aurelia (SS1) towards Sanremo, turn at the junction for Bussana, follow the signs for Bussana Vecchia.
For those who love the sea and its fauna, it is also possible to experience a truly exciting adventure thanks to the Whale Watching excursions in Sanremo.
The Valle Argentina begins at Monte Saccarello, 2,201 m above sea level and ends at Taggia, a historic municipality behind Arma di Taggia.
This is an uncontaminated valley full of suggestive images and situations, a splendid reality halfway between the sea and the mountains.
Picturesque and full of charm are the medieval villages that are part of it and that without any doubt, deserve to be visited. You will be captivated not only by the evocative architecture of the villages perched on the mountains, but also by the good food and typical products that you can enjoy in the excellent restaurants and shops.
Among the most evocative municipalities are Taggia, Badalucco, Triora and Montalto.
From Menton to Saint Tropez, the Côte d’Azur can be reached by car in just under twenty minutes.
Rich in secret corners waiting to be discovered, it offers excellent beaches, many of them free but very clean, islands – in the Cannes area – and very characteristic coves.
The first town, after the border, is the beautiful Menton, with its historic centre well worth visiting and its pleasant pedestrian street full of shops.
This is followed by more renowned and glamorous towns such as Monte Carlo, Nice, Antibe, Cannes and Saint Tropez, perfect for shopping and a stroll along their beautiful promenades.
Excursions to the many medieval towns in the hinterland, rich in art and culture, are not lacking: Ezea super scenic medieval fortress, Haut de Cagnes, with its splendid castle, Saint Paul de Vence famous for its art galleries and bistros, Grasse, the city of perfumes, Roquebrune-Cap Martinwith its squares and churches.