Sardenaira and Torta di Verdura: A Culinary Journey Through the West Liguria Riviera

Today, we invite you to discover two traditional dishes that embody the true essence of West Liguria cuisine: Sardenaira and Torta di Verdura.

Sardenaira: A Treasure of Liguria Cuisine

Sardenaira has ancient roots and is believed to be influenced by a blend of Provençal cuisine and Neapolitan pizza. However, it has acquired its own distinctive identity in Liguria, where it has become a true symbol of traditional cuisine. It can be enjoyed both as an appetizer and as a full meal, either cold or freshly baked. While it resembles pizza, its texture and taste are closer to focaccia.


Ingredients and Preparation
The base of Sardenaira is a leavened dough, similar to that of pizza but with some key differences. The ingredients for a perfect Sardenaira include tomato sauce, anchovies, black olives, and garlic. These are arranged on a thick, soft dough and baked until golden to ensure the crust’s crispiness.

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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).