Sanremo Festival

Sanremo is ready to turn into the capital of Italian music once again. From 17th to 21st February at the Ariston Theatre – the temple of music and entertainment – Paolo Bonolis will host the 59th Italian Music Festival. Considered the most important Italian music show, the Festival is a unique opportunity for both famous and emerging singers. As always, the music will be inspired by the flowers of Sanremo and the Bouquet specially created by designers with Riviera flowers.

Sanremo “Corso fiorito” Flower Show

“Sanremoinfiore”, the new edition of the “Corso Fiorito” Flower Show of Sanremo, will be back on 25th January 2009. The theme of this year’s edition will be “Television”.

Fourteen floats dedicated to TV programmes which have made the history of television will take part. The float of the Municipality of Sanremo will be dedicated to its most famous event: the Festival of Sanremo.

2009 Festival of Flowers

From Friday 23rd to Monday 26th January 2009, the Festival of Flowers, the most important Italian display of Riviera flowers and of the best national and international floral designers will be held at Palafiori of Sanremo. The event will offer flower arrangement competitions, shows and standing exhibitions, meetings with floral designers, conventions, in-depth sessions and moments of fun and entertainment where the protagonists will be the Flowers of the Ligurian Riviera. A flower arrangement show where typical features, novelties, research and experimentation will prevail.

The new walking & cycling promenade is now open!

The re-use of the railroad (closed in september 2001) had been promoted already to the beginning of the 1999 from the territorial Plan of the coast, in parallel with the movement to mount, of the railway line from Ospedaletti to San Lorenzo al Mare Area24 was constituted in 2002 as a society of scope for the purchase of the areas of the former railroad. In December 2003 the property of the railroad passed from Ferrovie Real Estate spa to Regione Liguria and subsequently in January 2004 to Area24 and to Comune of Sanremo for the sites situated in its own territory .The re-use of the freed areas is an important strategic occasion for the urban requalification.
Between the previewed initiatives the greater plan is a cycling track.
Currently the jobs of the cycling track are going to be completed between San Lorenzo and Sanremo, beyond the construction of Inter parkings in Taggia and Santo Stefano al Mare. Some features of the track between San Lorenzo and Sanremo was opened in July 2008.

The other proposals, public that private, contemplate the realization of:
sport systems and green public areas

recovery of the access to the sea

the defence and the increase of the surface of useful shoreline to the bathing

realization of structures for the tourist hospitality

trade spaces

improvement of road conditions and local transports

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.