Berlusconi abolishes Italy’s main property tax

As in his promises, our PM abolishes the principal Italian property tax – called  ICI – with the exception of the holiday homes and the Luxury or Villas main residences.

However, another good reason to buy property in Italy…

Il Festival di San Remo

“Il Festival” is coming….

From 26th February to 1st March!

The Festival della canzone italiana (in English: Italian song festival) is a popular Italian song contest running since 1951 and held annually in the city of Sanremo. Usually referred to as Festival di Sanremo, or outside Italy as Sanremo Music Festival, it was the inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest.

For some years (from 1953 to 1971, except for 1956) each song was sung twice by two different interpreters (singer or band). The festival has been used as the way of choosing Italy’s Eurovision entry from 1956 to 1966, in 1972 and 1997.

The Festival is broadcast live on TV Rai Uno in Eurovision Network since 1955. From 1951 to 1954 it was transmitted only on radio RAI.

The Ariston Theater hosts the annual San Remo Music Festival, the internationally famous song “Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu”, also known as “Volare”, was performed at this festival for the first time by Domenico Modugno in 1958. The San Remo festival is so popular amongst Italians that it is often referred to simply as “Il Festival” (The Festival).

Bordighera: starting next Sunday Inverno Musicale

From next Sunday to 16th March, 23rd edition of Inverno Musicale (1986-2008) by the Departments of Culture and Tourism of the Council of Bordighera.

The concerts will take place at following locations: the Anglican Church, Palazzo del Parco, Terrasanta Church.

For the month of January:

Sunday 13th, Palazzo del Parco, 4.00 p.m.: “Arcomusica” Orchestra with music by Rossini, Grieg, Vivaldi, Bizet. Ticket: 5 Euros.

Sunday 20th, Palazzo del Parco, 4.00 p.m.: “Viva Verdi” the most beautiful romances and duets taken from Verdi’s operas. Full ticket, 14 Euros; concessions, 12 Euros.

Sunday 27th Anglican Church, 4.00 p.m.: “Immaginando in musica” with pieces by Bacalov, Goldsmith, Piovani, Rota, Morricone, Savina, Giachino, Corner. Ticket, 5 Euros.


Sunday 3rd, Palazzo del Parco, 4.00 p.m.: Massimo Dal Prà Quartet (jazz concert) with music by Jordan, Davis, Dal Prà, Raimondo, Taschini. Full ticket: 12 Euros; concessions 10 Euros.

Saturday 9th, Palazzo del Parco, 9.00 p.m.: M.J.Q. Sound’s (modern jazz quartet sounds) with music by Goya, Lewis, Morricone, Daniele, Gillespie, Jackson. Full ticket 12 Euros; concessions, 10 Euros.

Sunday 10th, Anglican Church, 4.00 p.m.: Choir of Facoltà di Musicologia di Cremona: music by Isaac, Lasso, Mancini, Bruckner, Poulenc. Ticket 5 Euros.

Sunday 17th, Anglican Church, 4.00 p.m.: Violin and piano recital with Marco Fornaciari and Rossana Re: music by Schumann, Bruch, Glinka, J. S. Bach, Grieg. Ticket 5 Euros.

Sunday 24th, Anglican Church, 4.00 p.m.: Piano recital with Rita Cucé: W.A. Mozart’s music (all the takings will go to “Progetto Afghanistan-Back to the Music”). Ticket, 5 Euros.

Month of March:

Sunday 2nd, Anglican Church, 4.00 p.m. opera concert with Claudia Sasso (soprano) and Fabio Barigazzi (piano): music by Gounod, Donizetti, Mozart, Bellini. Ticket, 5 euros.

Sunday 9th, Terrasanta Church, 3.30 p.m.: concert offered by the Council of Bordighera: W. A. Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus, KV 618, Requiem in Re Minore, KV 626 (free contributions will go to the now under construction maternity ward in Lyhwinja – Congo Zaire).

Saturday 15th, Anglican Church, 4.00 p.m.: Piano concert: Nikolay Bogdanov: music by Chopin, Balakirev, Rachimaninov. Ticket 5 Euros. Piano concert with Veronica Rudian: music by Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Piazzola, Rachmaninov. Ticket 5 Euros.

For information: +39 0184 272400.


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