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San Remo is located in a wide inlet between Capo Nero and Capo Verde. With it's beautiful public gardens and flowerbeds, San Remo is known as the 'Town of Flowers' - the capital town of the Italian 'Riviera of Flowers', which is a strip of land which runs along the Italian coast to the French boundary. The climate and location of this town allows numerous tropical plants and trees to flourish. The Riviera is often described as a land of colours, of sunshine and blue sky.

The old town is known as 'La Pigna' and is drenched in history with it's steep streets, perched houses, covered alleys and small village squares. The modern town is now renowned as a popular seaside resort, which welcomes and entertains visitors all year round. San Remo is well known for its art, culture, and sports. Fishing, diving, canoeing, wind surfing, and motor boating are well catered for here. There are also ample golf, riding, swimming, baseball, and fitness facilities.

Dates for Your Diary

Tenco music competition - the artists who take part to this event are some of the best Italian songwriters. Here you can enjoy the performances of famous Italian songwriters, such as Gino Paoli, Roberto Vecchioni, and Fiorella Mannoia together with well-known international artists, such as Geoffrey Oryema and Mari Boine.

San Remo Image Jazz Festival and the San Remo Blues Festival which are held in summer within the elegant setting of Villa Ormond park.

Festival musical bands - January

San Remo in Fiore (flower party) - January

Theatrical and cultural season - January to March

Firework events - mid August to the end of December

Festival of the sea - early September

Tour Mediterranéen (Mediterranean cycling tour) - early February

MTB Downhill mountain bike competition - April

Sanremo Golf Masters - end of September to early October

Historical car rally - early April

Must see in San Remo

The famous San Remo Casino, built in 1905. Popular with roulette and slot machine lovers!

The beautiful nineteenth and twentieth century villas of the town - Bel Respiro, Vista Lieta, Mirasole, and Rondinella. Although privately owned, these villas can be seen from the avenue and are well worth a visit.

The peculiar gardens known as 'Parco Marsaglia' that once belonged to a famous upper middle class family of San Remo. This garden provides a stunning backdrop for several summer shows.

The relaxing gardens of Corso Imperatrice, where you can find the lovely Spring Statue by Vincenzo Pasquali.

BoscoBello park - with its monumental Way of the Cross made by the sculptor Enrico Manfrini.

The gardens of Corso Mombello which is full of palm trees.

The Fort of Santa Tecla which overlooks the harbour. Built in the mid 1700's by the Genoese to keep a watchful eye on the activities of the people of San Remo. The fort is a fine example of Ligurian military architecture of the 1700's and well worth a visit.