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Sanremo
Travel Guide

Twisting bicycle paths on the pretty Ligurian coastline, the famous Municipal Casino and cultural events make this one of Italy’s most enticing destinations.

Sanremo is an old Riviera-style city on the coast of western Liguria. It is known as the “City of Flowers” for its esteemed floral and nursery production. Relax in the grand hotels, explore the stunning Mediterranean landscape on foot or by bicycle and experience the region’s premier music and cycling events.

Visit the Bussana Vecchia (Old Bussana), a former ghost town abandoned in the late 19th century following an earthquake. A community of international artists has since repopulated the peaceful old town. Explore the maze of steep, half-ruined streets with restaurants and art shops. Drive or walk to the Bussana Vecchia, located only 6 miles (9 kilometers) from the center of Sanremo.

The Milan-San Remo is one of the longest professional one-day cycling events, at a distance of 185 miles (298 kilometers). Typically held on the third Sunday of March, the spring classic reaches a dramatic finish from the top of the Poggio di Sanremo hill into the heart of the city. Be at the finish line for the season’s first major race or cycle the Pista Ciclabile Area 24, a 15-mile (24-kilometer) bicycle path along the Riviera, open year-round.

Enjoy traditional Ligurian cuisine in the old town and try your luck at the famous Municipal Casino or simply admire its classic art nouveau architecture. Watch a show at the Ariston Theatre. If you are visiting in mid-February be sure to experience the annual Sanremo Music Festival a popular event that inspired the Eurovision Song Contest.

The Sanremo railway station accommodates frequent visitors from Ventimiglia, Nice, Imperia, Savona and Genoa. Alternatively, appreciate the panoramic seaside views via the highway. With its seemingly endless greenhouses, this tollway is known as the “Freeway of Flowers” and connects Sanremo with Genoa and Ventimiglia.

Rent a bicycle from one of the many stands on the Pista Ciclabile. Cycle between Imperia and Sanremo or walk along and photograph the striking Mediterranean coastline.

Where to stay in Sanremo

Grand Hotel & des Anglais
Grand Hotel & des Anglais
4 out of 5
Corso Imperatrice 134, Salita Grande Albergo 8, Sanremo, IM
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £68 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr

Located in the heart of Sanremo, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Promenade Walk and Ariston Theatre. Marsaglia Park and Lido Imperatrice are also within ...

3.7/5Good! (726 reviews)
An excellent stay out of season

"We had a double room with a wonderful seeview. The room was spacious,well equipped and maintained. The bathroom was a dream. The staff were friendly and efficient. The breakfast was very good."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

Grand Hotel & des Anglais
Royal Hotel San Remo
Royal Hotel San Remo
5 out of 5
Corso Imperatrice, 80, Sanremo, IM
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £176 per night from 22 Apr to 23 Apr

Located in Sanremo, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Casino Sanremo and Museum of Palazzo Borea d'Olmo. Ariston Theatre ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (532 reviews)
All time!

"Amazing old school charming hotel. Fantastic hotel with a breathtaking sea water pool and amazing poolside lunch. Class 5 star hotel that is retro in all the right ways."…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

Royal Hotel San Remo
Best Western Hotel Nazionale
Best Western Hotel Nazionale
4 out of 5
Corso Matteotti 3, Sanremo, IM
The price is £89 per night from 16 Apr to 17 Apr

Located in Sanremo Centre, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Casino Sanremo and Ariston Theatre. Concattedrale di San Siro and Museum of Palazzo ...

4.3/5Excellent! (368 reviews)

"Just a great place, ideally is the valet parking!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Best Western Hotel Nazionale
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Residence dei Due Porti
Residence dei Due Porti
4 out of 5
Corso Trento Trieste 21/23, Sanremo, IM

Located in Sanremo, this beachfront residence is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Yacht Club Sanremo and Palafiori Convention Center. Piazza ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (143 reviews)

"I can fully recommend the Residence to stay at. They welcomed us warmly, and the accommodations were comfortable and in a prime location."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2020

Residence dei Due Porti
Italianway Apartments - Villa Mafalda
Italianway Apartments - Villa Mafalda
Via Nuvoloni, 18, Sanremo
The price is £95 per night from 12 Apr to 13 Apr

Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Casino Sanremo and Ariston Theatre. Promenade Walk and Marsaglia Park are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (28 reviews)

"Very nice apartment and location. The wifi is however terrible and the apartment has no aircon."…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2019

Italianway Apartments - Villa Mafalda
7 bedroom accommodation in Sanremo IM
7 bedroom accommodation in Sanremo IM
Strada S. Giovanni, Sanremo, Liguria

Situated in Sanremo, this holiday home is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Santuario della Madonna della Costa and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Ariston Theatre. Giardini Regina Elena ...

7 bedroom accommodation in Sanremo IM
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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