Holiday homes: Italians choose San Remo

Buying an holiday home in 2022 is a choice of many Italian families and couples and the priority is to stay in Italy. For a question of distance, certainly, but also of cost, comfort and above all beauty. In Italy we really have something for all tastes and many destinations also have an unbeatable historical and cultural relevance.

A seaside property is par excellence the place to relax and many Italians choose a destination that can be reached even for a simple weekend break.

Cost certainly plays a fundamental role in the choice of a seaside resort, but this is not the only parameter. The second most important is in fact distance, followed by the size of the house. Many then have specific needs, such as proximity to a beach or to a Marina or to a certain type of service. Therefore, practical choices dominate, as well as the choice of the best destinations.

Which locations do Italians prefer?
According to “Il Sole 24 Ore“, among the locations preferred by Italians in this first half of 2022, those who live in the north, clearly more distant from the sea and therefore with a greater need for a beach house, certainly stand out. On the other hand, those who live in the centre-south tend to have the sea closer and can decide to go there even in the day.

For this reason, Liguria certainly stands out in the ranking of the ten favourite destinations, capable of combining functionality, distance and cost.

In fact, in first place in this special ranking we find San Remo, followed by two destinations in Lazio, Anzio and Terracina. We then return to Liguria with Chiavari and Rapallo, then Comacchio in Emilia-Romagna and Monopoli in Apulia. Lerici, once again in Liguria, and Montesilvano in Abruzzo close the ranking.

The territorial distribution is evident, with a large Ligurian representation against two destinations close to the capital, two others from the south on the Adriatic side and only one in Emilia-Romagna.

Space, quality of life, an outdoor lifestyle, and cultural amenities, all of which are typical of Italian living, have risen to the forefront of many buyers’ minds in recent years.

And Liguria can add to the above the best climate in Italy, the most pristine waters and easy accessability by air with the proximity of Nice International Airport and Genoa airport, by car from France, Britain, Suisse and Germany and also by train.

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10 good reasons to visit San Remo

    Our climate is extraordinarily mild in every season. The town is positioned on a gulf in the Ligurian sea, surrounded by hills and is rich with Mediterranean vegetation. These have contributed to make it one of the most famous climate-friendly resorts in Europe with Nice, with its international airport, only 60 km away. The warm and clean seawater, the beautiful beaches, the vivid and bright colours of the landscape, the facilities which enable visitors to play several aquatic sports and the opportunity to observe cetaceans in their natural habitat guarantee visitors a pleasant and relaxing holiday.
    The Riviera’s railway line was designed to hug the shoreline when it was first built in the 19th century. Since then, the main railway line has been relocated underground, and the former line has been turned into a traffic-free cycling route with nearly unbroken views of the sea for about 24 kilometers. Bikers, pedestrians, and joggers all enjoy this car-free coastal route, which is dotted with palm trees, gardens, and beachside cafés. In Sanremo, there are a plethora of outlets to hire a bike, making the city ideal for bikers of all abilities.
    The town overlooks the sea and visitors can walk along its entire length remaining connected to the sea. The centuries-old port has remained active to cater for the fishermen’s boats, whilst the new marina of Portosole, caters for hundreds of yachts from all over the world.
    Everybody is aware of the annual Sanremo Song Festival (Festival della Canzone di Sanremo), which has been taking place in February/March for over 70 years. However, musical events and shows are abundant and of a high level during all seasons but most particularly during summer when the entire town becomes involved. These events take place in the piazzas of the historic town, and in open-air theatres. Another regular event which takes place during Spring is the Flower-float parade. It provides an incredible show, a performance dedicated to Sanremo’s spring everlasting and the local floricultural production.
    It is one of the oldest in Italy and is housed in a good-looking Art Nouveau building in the town’s best suburb, near the grand hotels. Beside the traditional gambling halls, it has a large area with poker machines. Bars, restaurants, a theatre offering a program of theatre shows and concerts further cater for every form of entertainment.
    Sanremo’s shops are rightly famous for their elegance. All the most prestigious names in fashion and perfumerie are represented here, particularly in central Via Matteotti and nearby streets. Shops are often open on Sundays too, and during summer shopping hours extend into the evening. And just outside of town, a short shuttle ride away, is “The Mall Sanremo“, the Riviera’s largest and greatest Outlet shopping center, featuring just about every Italian luxury brand you can think of, from Gucci to Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani to Versace… all at discounted prices!
    Italian cooking is famous worldwide; Ligurian cooking will be a rare find. It consists of simple and tasty ingredients such as fish, vegetables, and herbs seasoned with locally produced olive oil. Ligurian food must be enjoyed with the accompaniment of good local wines – both white and red. There are many restaurants in Sanremo offering a vast selection; from the most sophisticated food to simple yet always excellent pizzas.
    Sanremo isn’t just a holiday destination. It also has a history, which is clearly visible in some parts of the town, such as the historic centre which was built on a hill during the middle Ages. Narrow and steep lanes lead to the church from where one can enjoy an exceptional view. The town centre contains some handsome 1600s buildings: one of these houses the town’s civic museum or “Museo Civico”. The Mediaeval cathedral dedicated to San Siro dates back to the thirteenth century, but most buildings were constructed early in the twentieth century in an eclectic and modern style. The characteristic houses of the fishermen can be found in the area around “porto vecchio” as in many Ligurian seaside towns.
    The period between the “Belle Epoque” and the early post-WW1 years can be rediscovered through a walk which is of historical as well as architectural and botanical interest, starting from Villa Ormond, which is set in a splendid park, past Villa Zirio, where Friedrich the Third, the king of Prussia and the German Emperor lived. Lastly to Villa Nobel, the last residence of the famous Swedish inventor with the same name.
    A few kilometres from Sanremo there are other lovely seaside towns, which are both elegant and vibrant, and the valleys, which run inland from the coast. Here arise picturesque villages surrounded by olive groves where, time seems to have stalled since the previous century, thus nature flourishes and the local food specialties can be tasted.

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San Remo Music Festival 2016

sanremo festival 2016

The SanRemo Festival lands in a colorful, amusing and floral city from February 9th.

Finally! The most awaited-for week for Italian music fans is here. From February 9th to 13th, Italy stops to watch Sanremo festival, one of the main shows of Italy and worldwide. It is amusing to watch it from home, live on the TV.

While it is exciting to see it live, enveloped in the festive climate that livens up the entire city. Among the audience of Ariston theatre, walking around the shopping streets, on the boardwalk, at the Casino, parks or other areas that welcome the stars, singers, guests and tourists: the magical festive climate is everywhere.

On the stage, with Carlo Conti, Virginia Raffaele, Madalina Ghenea e Gabriel Garko. And also the top Italian singers, with many stars like Elisa, Eros Ramazzotti, Laura Pausini. And the typical international surprise stars, from Ellie Goulding to Sir Elton John.

The final show on the 13th of February will see the election of the winner, who will have the right to represent Italy at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm.

The Festival will be on air on Rai 1, Rai HD, Eurovision and Radio 1, Radio 2.

The Giraglia Rolex Cup comes back to San Remo

Giraglia Rolex Cup
St.Tropez, France / San Remo, Italy
June 12 – 19, 2010

One of the most renowned distance races in the Mediterranean, the Giraglia Rolex Cup has been a tradition for European sailors for over 50 years. From the race start off the historic port of Saint-Tropez the fleet heads through the idyllic Iles des Hyeres and across the sea to round the Giraglia, a rocky islet off northern Corsica, before racing to the finish off San Remo, a total distance of 243 nautical miles.

The first inshore race will start Friday 11th June from San Remo to St Tropez. Then 3 more days of races in St Tropez and, after the fantastic party & prize-given at the Castle, the race start of the Giraglia Rolex Cup with finish line again in San Remo.

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.