Ospedaletti Waterfront

This will be the waterfront in the next future:

– new sandy beaches: Summer 2008

– new Port (350 yachts berths): Summer 2011

New port

new sandy beaches

Fly to Liguria

The easiest way to reach the Riviera dei Fiori is to fly into Nice, which is 35 minutes from the Italian border.

EasyJet flies to Nice from Belfast, Bristol, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted, Newcasle Bruxelles, Berlin, Dortmund, Paris, Geneve and Basel.

Ryanair flies to Nice from Dublin and to Toulon (1h 30 from Itay) from London Stansted.

The other way is fly to Genoa from London Stansted with Ryanair.

Of course, you can use the traditional Airlines as British Airways, Alitalia, Air France from London City to Nice! , BMI, Aerlingus, etc

The Permesso di soggiorno

As explained below, the main advantage of being resident in Italy is that registration tax to be pais on completion is lower.

Since 1st January 2007, the permesso di soggiorno no longer applies to European Union nationals living in Italy. However, British nationals must take out a residence certificate at the Ufficio Anagrafe. After having submitted the application, the local Polizia Municipale will come and check where you live, so it may take some time before the certificate is ready.

The day you are resident in Italy, you have the same rights as an Italian to the National Health Service. Pensioners from EU countries will need form E121, while EU nationals transferred to Italy by their home country will need forms E101 and E111. E300 is used for anything regarding unemployment benefits.

From: The Italian Magazine – December 2007

The Italian Magazine

On the current issue of “The Italian Magazine” (a magazine published in UK) there is a very well done article by Mrs Leaonne Hall about our region, focused on the Riviera dei Fiori (the “Flowers Riviera”).

“….this area is home to some of Italy’s most stunning hilltop villages, sandiest beaches and best weather….”

“….Sanremo is a lush and verdant place – you’ll find brightly coloured gardens and flowers everywhere…again, the microclimate of the riviera in in evidence at the Ormond Gardens and Nobel Villa, where many species of exotic flowers grow…”

“….Dolceacqua is set on the River Nervia, it has been occupied since the Iron Age, and one of the town’s most famous sites is the Ponte Vecchio, wich was built in the 15th century. The bridge was made famous thanks to a painting by Monet….”

“….Bordighera has always had an affinity with the British, being a prominent resort town during Victorian times, and many aristocratic Brits built art deco holiday home here. Bordighera was the site of Italy’s first ever tennis club, and more evidence of the British presence can be found everywhere, from the Anglican Church to the British cemetery….”

“….It is impossible to mention sanremo without looking at the numerous events hosted here each year…the Sanremo Music festival, the Sanremo rally, the Milan-Sanremo bicycle race, sailing regattas, the Flowers parade….”

So, what are you waiting for ???

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Current Weather Conditions in Sanremo

Just to remind you why Western Liguria is so special:

Sanremo, 02 November 2007, h. 16.18

Temperature:  19.8°C, Sunny

Humidity: 56%

Today’s Rain: 0.0 mm

Wind:  SW at 11.3 kt (perfect for Sailing…) 


Recco vs Sanremo

Just a real example of what is explained below:

Yesterday, with my colleague Anne, I was in Recco (between Genoa and Portofino, Eastern Liguria) for visiting a majestic epoque Villa facing the sea. At 16.00 the weather was: clouds, rain and wind and 12 C°….. 2 hours later in Sanremo: clouds, no rain, no wind, 19 C°….. (these are our  normal conditions in Autumn).

Right now in Sanremo:


ore: 18.22             giorno: 31/10/07

WNW at 2.6 kt
1017.1 hPa & Rising Rapidly
Today’s Rain
0.0 mm
High Temperature

Low Temperature

21.1°C  at 11.43

17.3°C  at   0.26

from: http://portosole.altervista.org/davis/kiki.htm