- THE CLIMATE
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 CYCLE PATH
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 BEACHFRONT, THE OLD PORT AND THE MARINA
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.
- MUSIC AND SHOWS
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.
- THE CASINO
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!
- THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
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.
- ART AND CULTURE
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.
- VILLAS AND PARKS
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.
- PRISTINE INLAND AND OTHER COASTAL TOWNS
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.
From February 1st to 5th, Italy stops to watch Sanremo Festival, one of the main shows of Italy and worldwide.
It is exciting to see again San Remo 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 back everywhere.
The Sanremo Music Festival, now in its 72nd edition, it is presented by the television showman Amadeus, with comedians Fiorello and Checco Zalone as hosts. There will be 25 top Italian singers, like Mahmood, Elisa, Massimo Ranieri, Gianni Morandi, Noemi and many others. Special guests will be the worldwide stars Laura Pausini, Måneskin, Meduza and other international guests that will be announced later on.Continue reading Sanremo Music Festival 2022
L’AUTOMNE EN LIGURIA: La Rivière des Fleurs est très charmante à toutes les saisons
Il y a encore quelques “baigneurs” courageux qui choisissent de prendre un bain à la mer pendant ces dernières semaines alors que nous attendons l’arrivée de l’automne.
Ces semaines sont très importantes parce qu’elles marquent les reprises scolaires, du travail ou tout simplement pour les autres, aussi le désir de changer de residence et d’aller habiter dans une ville plus petite, plus tranquille et extrêmement élégante comme Bordighera.
Pendant la saison d’automne, l’ordre du jour de la Rivière des Fleurs est très mouvementée parce qu’il y a beaucoup d’engagements, par exemple: depuis le jeudi 13 Octobre 2016, la mairie de Sanremo organise un événement qu’il s’appelle “International Music Expo” où nous pouvons participer à la deuxième saison de “Master Class”, cette fois-ci dediée au saxophone. Pour l’occasion sera présent Claude Delangle, un des plus importants solistes au monde, rechercheur et enseignant au Conservatoire national Supérieur de la musique à Paris.
En faisant quelques kilometres, nous retournons à Bordighera, connue comme la “ville des Palmiers” dans laquelle il est impossible de ne pas faire attention à chaque détail.
Pour cette raison, nous devons être très satisfaits pour les travaux de rénovation de la balustrade entre Saint’Ampelio et le cèlebre restaurant La Reserve.
Elle a été construite en fer galvanisé et le travail realisé évoque le dessin idealisé par Charles Garnier en 1800.
De plus, nous pouvons admirer, encore une fois, les plus belles proprietés que notre agence offre à tous les citoyens et à tous les étrangers, par exemple dans “Corso Italia” (rue considerée le “nombril du monde” de Bordighera) il y a un appartement très simple qui se vante d’une excellente position parce qu’il est situé dans le centre ville et dans un palais d’époque très charmant.
En conclusion, en attendant l’arrivée de l’hiver, nous pouvons encore profiter du beau temps pour se proméner dans les rues les plus prestigeuses des villes du Ponente Ligure.
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.
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.
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.