Bussana Vecchia

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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.


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Sanremo, known all over the world, with its lush gardens, multicoloured flower beds and tropical plants growing luxuriantly in the city parks, is today a city that welcomes visitors and tourists all year round and entertains them with events and endless possibilities for entertainment.

Numerous events are hosted by the city:

  • The most famous is the Italian Song Festival, which takes place every year around February in the now legendary Ariston theatre.
  • The most traditional of the events is the Corso Fiorito “Sanremo in Fiore“, a parade of flower-decked floats, a true Carnival of Flowers, with the thousands of colours of Sanremo’s flowers and accompanying musical groups. It generally takes place in March to greet the arrival of spring
  • The Milano-Sanremo, is traditionally the bicycle race that opens the season of the Great Classics: a stage where only the great champions of the pedal can trump.
  • Then, in June, there is the amateur granfondo Milano – Sanremo, which attracts enthusiasts from all over Europe.
  • The new cycle path in the Riviera dei Fiori Coastal Park and the mountain bike trails in the Ligurian Alps hinterland are available to cycling enthusiasts all year round.

Absolutely not to be missed

  • The Russian Orthodox church at the beginning of the sunny Empress Promenade
  • Villa Nobel on Corso Cavallotti
  • Villa Ormond with its wonderful park is one of Sanremo’s green lungs. It can be found along Corso Cavallotti in the area to the east of the city.

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.

Valle Argentina

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.

Côte d’Azur

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.

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