Italy – Ligurian Riviera – Sanremo
Flowers, music, rally, bike…Sanremo is all this and much more!
First, it is a beautiful town located in the extreme western Liguria, in the province of Imperia. And it’s undoubtedly the undisputed capital of the Italian Riviera.
Sanremo has always been loved by writers, poets and great personalities who have made history not only in Italy, but also worldwide. It is a gem thanks to its architectural and landscape and especially thanks to its mild climate all year round.
Deep blue sea, the scent of flowers and little houses crossing in the ancient medieval area called “Pigna”: this is the soul of Sanremo, but there is also a more modern and fashionable side of the town: Via Giacomo Matteotti, “The Bath”, where you can find the most exclusive shops, the most luxurious restaurants and plenty of cafés and ice cream parlours.
Via Matteotti is also the street in which the famous Casino Municipale is.
Built in 1905, the casino is the undisputed realm of roulette’s, green tables’ and slot machines’ lovers.
Sanremo is famous thanks to the numerous events which entertain visitors every year, summer or winter, when they fill the streets.
We begin with February. If we talk about the Ariston theatre, everyone will immediately recall the famous Italian Song Festival, which every year since 1951 has become a tradition to which no one is willing to give up.
In March, instead, Sanremo in Fiore takes place. It is a wonderful parade of floral floats, music, colours, scents and traditions.
Another important event is the Milan-Sanremo cycling race, which has excited enthusiasts of all sports for more than 100 editions and covers a distance of over 300 km.
And for non-professionals, families with children and all fans of cycling, for a few years you can walk in the West bike lane, a 20 km route above the sea taken from the path of the former railway station.
And after an unforgettable summer, full of events, fireworks and music, in October Sanremo opens the door to engines, hosting the Sanremo Rally, the famous competition held since 1928 and entered the legend.
Sanremo is all this, but also wonderful and lush gardens, unexplored and beautiful corners to discover, a fantastic harbour, from which you can sail to return in the evening.
We of Riviera dei Bambini told you so about it, but it is up to you, with your children and with the whole family, to discover this jewel of Liguria: we assure you that you will love it too!