San Remo Travel Summary

San Remo sits on the Italian Riviera a short distance from the French Riveriera and is known for its grandeur and has earned the nickname “The Town of Flowers” – owing to its colourful floral displays.

The San Remo Travel Summary is segmented into 2 key travel themes to immerse you into everything San Remo:

  1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful town;
  2. What to See

Hope you enjoy it!  Carpe Diem!

1. An introduction and brief history to this town:

San Remo is also famous for its Casino, the other famous Casino in this area being across the border in Monaco.  The town is home to impressive Villas, Art Nouveau architecture, Belle Epoch Hotels, a great beach and an attractive old town.  The old town known as La Pigna is characterised by its intricate labyrinth of medieval streets and colourful houses which remain untouched with time and in contrast to the glitzier sea front lined with impressive hotels and marina with its impressive array of yachts.

San Remo rightly so has the nickname “Town of Flowers” – has flowers across the town in formal gardens and its parks.  San Remo is also famous for cycling with the Milan-San Remo is one of the longest professional one-day cycling events at 185 miles in length.  You can easily explore San Remo as a day trip if you’re staying on the French or Italian Riviera.

 

2. What to See:

San Remo Casino

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • San Remo’s Casino (Il Casinò Municipale) is housed in an impressive Belle Epoque building and dates from 1905
  • Designed by French architect Eugéne Ferret the casino is famed for Italy’s oldest casino
  • You can view the interior slots area of the casino in casual clothes. More formal attire is required for the serious stuff

Russian Orthodox Church

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • The striking Russian Orthodox Church, with its five onion domes, resembles Moscow’s St Basil’s Cathedral and is an unmissable sight.
  • The Church boasts impressive onion domes and blue ornate interior
  • It sits in complete contrast to the Italian architecture elsewhere within the town

 

La Pigna

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • The old town known as La Pigna is characterised by its intricate labyrinth of medieval streets and colourful houses which remain untouched with time
  • Check out the Baroque sanctuary of Madonna della Costa for fantastic views over San Remo and the bay

 

Bussana Vecchia

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • For something a bit different head to Bussana Vecchia
  • In 1887 the medieval village of Bussana was destroyed by an earthquake
  • The village has some very well-preserved stone buildings in areas and is slowly being populated by artists
  • Nowadays there are further signs of life with the village now home to a few bars, restaurants and craft shops

 

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