Sanremo

Sanremo

Sanremo, queen of the Riviera dei Fiori, is the capital of Ligurian tourism. An international city that experienced the golden years of the Belle Epoque, it offers those who visit it a long list of reasons to return. The mild climate and its particular brightness make it an ideal destination for winter tourism: here the winters are mild, the rains rare, the sunsets often unforgettable. The Casino, almost an obligatory destination, in addition to the Games Rooms (traditional and electromechanical) hosts weekly Concerts of the prestigious Symphony Orchestra, cultural events of national caliber, from literature to theater. The beaches are numerous, private and public, equipped and not: open from May to October, they are often frequented even out of season. The new cycle / pedestrian path that – flat – starts from Ospedaletti and arrives in San Lorenzo al Mare (24 km.) Crosses Sanremo and is an incredible and free attraction, for a walk or bike ride, for a run on foot or simply to find an isolated place to breathe fresh air deeply.

The restaurants in Piazza Bresca and in general all the restaurants in Sanremo, offer high quality Mediterranean cuisine, enhancing some typically local products such as the Gambero Rosso di Sanremo, the monocultivar Taggiasca extra virgin olive oil, Vermentino and other wines. of the western Ligurian Riviera, as well as the relaunched Moscatello di Taggia. Sanremo is also known for being one of the most popular shopping centers and alternates the glittering and prestigious boutiques of via Matteotti and the adjacent streets with the charm of the popular markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Sports lovers will find in Sanremo a way to practice many disciplines throughout the year, in addition to what can be done on the beach or on the cycle path, thanks to facilities open to anyone: the prestigious Circolo Golf degli Ulivi, a 18 holes built in 1931 and immersed in a park of almost 3,000 olive trees, it hosts international and national competitions; the Matuzia Tennis Clubs, in the Foce area, near the Hotel Belsoggiorno, and Solaro, hosted ATP tournaments and Davis Cup competitions; the Yacht Club Sanremo, which organizes international events including the legendary Giraglia; the Canottieri Sanremo, proud heir to a long tradition; the Solaro riding arena, with its glamorous stables and competitions. But Sanremo is also and above all Liguria, that of the historic center, the district of the Pigna (so named because the houses have grown one perched on top of the other, on a steep ridge, under the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Costa), which descends towards the sea. between alleys and mule tracks, and that of the numerous inland villages, guardians of medieval traditions.

From the fascinating Dolceacqua, with its Roman bridge that inspired Monet and the majestic Doria Castle, where the mother of Admiral Andrea Doria was born, to the steep Apricale, which together with Triora, the City of Witches, and Cervo, an enchanting village of the Gulf of Diano, is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Do not forget Badalucco, the painted village, and Ceriana, the singing village.

Obviously Sanremo is also famous for its great events: from the Italian Song Festival, to the Tenco Award, from the Rallye to the Corso Fiorito, from the Milan-Sanremo to the Poker Tours, the Giraglia and the great sailing events, etc.

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