The 55th edition of Rallye Sanremo

San Remo is ready to get (again) under the spotlight

Pity the roulette wheel gets only to number 36, otherwise 55 would have been the number to bet on. The 55th Rallye Sanremo highlight will be the Stage “Ronde”, a classic of the Town of Flowers rally, and this year will be…55 km long.

The 55th edition of Rallye Sanremo, penultimate event of the 2013 European Rally Championship and last event of the Italian Rally Championship, is about to start. This year Rallye Sanremo is valid also for the Citroën Racing Trophy, the Twingo R2 Gordini “TOP” 2013 Trophy and the Suzuki Rally Cup.

The stages use narrow, mountainous roads overlooking the picturesque seaside town and feature fast, flowing sections, frequent changes of rhythm and blind and open corners with rapid climbs and descents. The night stages, which are popular with fans, add to the drama and excitement and there will be serious competition with the event also counting as a round of the Italian championship in 2013.

Day 1 will be closed by the classic long night stage that resumes the three previous disputed stages, that’s to say Coldirodi, Apricale and
Vignai, like in the past editions. This year, though, is going to be a little different it won’t start and finish near San Romolo, but will start at Coldirodi and will get to Badalucco, in order to reach the magic length of 55,400 km and becoming one of the longest Special Stages in European events.

The Sanremo Rally will take place from October 8th to 12th and will comprise 10 Special Stages, all of them in the Imperia Province, with a total route of 459,29 km including 232,91 timed kilometers. The event will actually start on Friday October 11th at 14h00 with the start of the first of the two legs. Final Arrival will be at 18h04 on Saturday October 12th with the Prizegiving Ceremony held on the arrival platform.

Once again Rallye Sanremo will have Race Direction at Royal Hotel, while the Press Office will be located at the old railway station. The service park is located on the banks of the Mediterranean close to San Remo’s famous Casino.


Next events on Sanremo

  • 50° Rallye di Sanremo

The 50th edition of the Rally of Sanremo, valid for the Absolute Italian Championship, the South-West Europe Cup and the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, will take place on 25th to 27th September 2008 as usual in the hinterland of the Province of Imperia. With its 12 special races covering 258.51 km for a total distance of 646.79 km, the rally will use the promenade and the ex-railway station located in the heart of Sanremo as its logistic centre, where visitors will be able to view the village and the vehicles.

  • Sanremo International Volley Cup

The 24th edition of the Sanremo Volley Cup, 16th Dado Tessitore Memorial, will be held from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th September. Some of the most important international volleyball clubs will take part in this traditional female volleyball competition. The Nuova Lega Pallavolo Sanremo has invited three Italian teams (Bergamo, Novara and Pavia) for the 2008 edition, as well as the French volleyball team of Cannes, the Russian volleyball team of Saint Petersburg and the Chinese champions of Liaoning. The event will take place in the Volley Arena of the Flower Market of Valle Armea, especially transformed into an authentic indoor stadium for the event.

  • XII International Festival of Musical Bands

The XII edition of the International Festival of Musical Bands returns to Sanremo from 3rd – 5th October. This international event will give visitors the chance to see Sanremo dressed with the colours of historical and folkloric uniforms and to be greeted by the fascinating sounds of national and international bands, gathered to amaze both young and old alike!!!

  • World coastal rowing championship

From 16th to 19th October, 2nd World Championship, 8th coastal rowing international show that will take place in Sanremo after three editions of Italian International Championship. It represents a rowing competition with fixed and movable seat with crews coming from all over the world and will give rowers, who have taken part in the Olympic Games of Beijing, the opportunity to enter the competition.

  • Sanremo PGA Championship

11th Championship of Italian PGA masters – The Maestri Championship of Italian PGA got to its 11th edition. It represents an important event of the national professional calendar and is played according to a particular playing system where a PGA professional master is paired up with an amateur.  22/23 October

  • Great wing shooting competitions

1st round of the 10th Grand Prix Nations Cup 2008. A shooting contest with its usual fantastic location and flawless organization.  31/10 and 1st November

  • “Premio Tenco 2008”

From 6th to 8th November, as usual, many important Italian singer- songwriters will be participating, in this event. The Tenco Awards will be assigned. During the 3-day event there will be exhibitions, record and book previews and a convention about the “art song”.

  • Jubilmusic 2008

Founded in 2000, the year of Big Jubilee, the Sanremo Soul Music Association presents the “Jubilmusic – International Festival of Christian Music”. Every year, the event involves some thousand people and several Artists and Witnesses coming from all over the world, from 20th to 23rd November

  •  Marathon by the sea

The Marathon by the Sea will take place on the next 7th December. It is the first marathon in the world running along the seaside within the Coastal Park of the Ligurian Ponente (Western Riviera). A completely flat route, which will also captivate the most disenchanted people.

In Sanremo every day is a special day…